In the MARC Editor there are four options under the “View” tab at the top of the screen that will display descriptions of the MARC field.

  • Clicking on “Labeled” will display brief text that describes each field in that MARC record.
  • Clicking on “Labeled Vertical” will display brief text that describes each field, indicator, and subfield in that MARC record.
  • Clicking on “Vertical” extends the display so one subfield displays on each line.
  • Clicking on “Expanded” extends the display so one field is on each line and the field names for the fixed fields are displayed.  (my preferred view).

Also the blue bar across the top of the MARC Editor view includes brief tips about fields, indicators, and subfields as well so watch the bottom line of that blue bar.