028 (Publisher number)

040 (Cataloging source)

041 (Language code)

028 (Publisher number)

  • Repeatable: yes
  • Use only for notated music
  • Indexed: Keyword
  • Additional Staff Indexes: Publisher Number
  • Orbis public display constant (first indicator 2): Plate number
  • Use for publisher or plate numbers present on manuscript music such as printers’ manuscripts, printed proofs, or printed music with manuscript annotations.  Plate numbers and publisher numbers may consist of numbers or a combination of numbers and letters or words.
  • If possible, differentiate a plate number, usually appearing on each page of music, from a publisher number, which usually appears only on a cover, title page, or first page of music.
  • If multiple numbers or a span of numbers are present, record each in a separate 028 field.
  • While all 028 fields are keyword searchable in Orbis, only a first indicator 2 generates a “Plate Number” note in the OPAC display.  For publisher numbers (first indicator 3), manually enter a 500 note starting with “Publisher number:”.


2 plate number (Orbis displays 028)
3 publisher number (Orbis does not display 028)


0 No note; no added entry

2 Note; no added entry

However, regardless of indicator 2 value, Orbis display is mapped to first indicator.


‡a Number

‡b Source


028 20  ‡a E.M.S. 8819 ‡b Editions Maurice Senart

100 1_ ‡‡a Honegger, Arthur,  ‡d 1892-1955.

240 10  ‡a Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher. ‡s Vocal score

245 10  ‡a Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher / ‡c Arthur Honegger ; poème de Paul Claudel.

520 __ ‡a Printed vocal score (Paris: Editions Maurice Senart, c1939), with manuscript annotations, possibly by Ida Rubinstein.

OPAC display:

Plate number: E.M.S. 8819 Editions Maurice Senart


040 (Cataloging source)

Required field.

Use the following codes: 

040 __ ‡a CtY-BR ‡b eng ‡c CtY-BR ‡e dcrmm ‡e rda 


041 (Language code)

  • Record language codes to indicate the presence of more than one language in vocal text and/or accompanying material, or a translation of a vocal text or accompanying material.


Repeat subfields for each language code.

  • a  language code of sung or spoken text
  • e  language code of libretto
  • g  language code of accompanying material other than libretto
  • h  language code of original language for translations of sung or spoken text (first indicator 1) or accompanying material (1st indicator is 0).  Subfield ‡h (single or repeated) applies to all preceding subfields of the same type.


041 1  ‡a eng ‡a ger

Vocal text in English and German..

041 1  ‡a eng ‡a fre ‡a ger ‡h ita

Vocal texts in English, French, and German, all translated from Italian.

041 0  ‡g eng ‡h ger ‡g ger    

Accompanying material in English and German; English material is translated from German.