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007 Physical Description Fixed Field (NR)

Indicators and subfield codes

This field has no indicators or subfield codes; the data elements are positionally defined by category of material. Categories of material are listed alphabetically by code.

Character Positions

Map (007/00=a)

00         Category of material

01          Specific material designation

02         Undefined

03         Color

04         Physical medium

05         Type of reproduction

06         Production/reproduction details

07         Positive/negative aspect

Electronic resource (007/00=c)

00         Category of material

01          Specific material designation

02         Undefined

03         Color

04         Dimensions

05         Sound on medium or separate

06-08   Image bit depth

09         File formats

10          Quality assurance targets

11          Antecedent/source

12          Level of compression

13          Reformatting quality

Globe (007/00=d)

00         Category of material

01          Specific material designation

02         Undefined

03         Color

04         Physical medium

05         Type of reproduction

00         Category of material

01          Specific material designation

02         Undefined

03-04   Class of braille writing

05         Level of contraction

06-08   Braille music format

09         Special physical characteristics

Projected graphic (007/00=g)

00         Category of material

01          Specific material designation

02         Undefined

03         Color

04         Base of emulsion

05         Sound on medium or separate

06        Medium for sound

07         Dimensions

08         Secondary support material

Microform (007/00=h)

00         Category of material

01          Specific material designation

02         Undefined

03         Positive/negative aspect

04         Dimensions

05         Reduction ratio range

06-08   Reduction ration

09         Color

10          Emulsion on film

11           Generation

12          Base of film

Nonprojected graphic (007/00=k)

00         Category of material

01          Specific material designation

02         Undefined

03         Color

04         Primary support material

05         Secondary support material

Motion picture (007/00=m)

00         Category of material

01          Specific material designation

02         Undefined

03         Color

04         Motion picture presentation format

05         Sound on medium or separate

06         Medium for sound

07         Dimensions

08        Configuration of playback channels

09        Production elements

10         Postive/negative aspect

11          Generation

12         Base of film

13         Refined categories of color

14         Kind of color stock or print

15         Deterioration stage

16         Completeness

17-22    Film inspection date

Kit (007/00=o)

00        Category of material

01         Specific material designation

Notated music (007/00=q)

00        Category of material

01         Specific material designation

Remote-sensing image (007/00=r)

00        Category of material

01         Specific material designation

02        Undefined

03        Altitude of sensor

04        Attitude of sensor

05        Cloud cover

06        Platform construction type

07        Platform use category

08        Sensor type

09-10   Data type

Sound recording (007/00=s)

00        Category of material

01         Specific material designation

02        Undefined

03        Speed

04        Configuration of playback channels

05        Groove width/groove pitch

06        Dimensions

07         Tape width

08         Tape configuration

09         Kind of disc, cylinder, or tape

10          Kind of material

11           Kind of cutting

12          Special playback characteristics

13          Capture and storage techniques

Text (007/00=t)

00         Category of material

01          Specific material designation

Videorecording (007/00=v)

00        Category of material

01         Specific material designation

02        Undefined

03        Color

04        Videorecording format

05        Sound on medium or separate

06        Medium for sound

07         Dimensions

08         Configuration of playback channels

Unspecified (007/00=z)

00         Category of material

01          Specific material designation

Field definition and scope

This field contains codes that describe the physical characteristics of the copy of the bibliographic item for which holdings are retouched. The physical characteristics are usually derived from information in the related MARC bibliographic record, especially from field 300 (Physical Description) and/or one of the 5xx note fields.

Field 007 has a generic tree structure, whereby values given in 007/00 (Category of material) determine the data elements defined for subsequent character positions. Because the definitions of the codes in field 007 are dependent upon the character position in which they occur, the coding of any character position mandates that each preceding character position contains a code or fill character (|).

The codes defined for the first character position (007/00, Category of material) are described below. Complete character position definitions and content designator guidelines for other positions in field 007 for each category of material for which the field is defined are in the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data.

Field 842 (Textual Physical Form Designator) may contain the category of material in textual form.

Guidelines for applying content designations

Character positions

007/00 Category of material

a - Map

Code a is used for all cartographic materials except globes.

007           aj|canzn

[Item is a map (007/00 and 01); in color (03); and on paper (04)]

c - Electronic resource

Code c indicates that the item involves a medium intended to be used or processed by a computer.

007           cj|na blank

[Item is an electronic resource (007/00); magnetic disk (01); dimensions 3 1/2 in. (04)]

d - Globe

Code d indicates that the item is a globe which is defined as the model of a celestial body, usually the earth or the celestial sphere, depicted on the surface of a sphere.

007           db|cen

[Item is a globe (007/00) of the moon (01); in color (03); made of plastic (04)]

f - Tactile material

Code f indicates that the item is tactile material which is defined as material intended to be read or interpreted by touch.

g - Projected graphic

Code g indicates that the item is projected graphic material which is defined as a two-dimensional representation intended to be projected without motion by means of an optical device, for example, a filmstrip, slide, or transparency (includes x-rays).

007           go|cjbffblank

[Item is projected graphic material (007/00);a filmstrip (01); in color (03); on safety film (04); the sound is separate from the medium (05) on magnetic tape in a cassette (06); and the filmstrip is 35 mm (07).]

h - Microform

Code h indicates that the item is a microform. Microform is a generic term for any medium, transparent or opaque, bearing microimages. A microimage is a unit (e.g., a page) of textual, graphic, or computer-generated material that is contained on aperture cards, microfiche, microfilm, microopaques, or other microformats and that is too small to be read without magnification. Microforms may be reproductions of existing textual or graphic materials or they may be original publications.

007           he|bmb024baca

[Item is a microform (007/00) (originally a printed work that has been filmed for reproduction in the microfiche format); released as a microfiche (01); has negative polarity (03); is approximately 4x6 in. (04); has a normal reduction ratio (05) of 24:1 (06-08); is monochromatic (09); has an emulsion of silver halide (10); is a service copy (11); and is on safety base film (12).]

k - Nonprojected graphic

Code k indicates that the item is nonprojected graphic material. This is defined generally, as a two-dimensional pictorial representation, whether opaque (for example, print, photoprint, drawing) or transparent, but not intended to be projected for viewing (for example, a photographic negative).

007           kl|aoblank

[Item is a nonprojected graphic (007/00); a technical drawing (01); in a single color (03); is on paper (04); has no secondary support material (05).]

m - Motion picture

Code m indicates that the item is a motion picture, which is defined as a series of still pictures on film, with or without sound, designed to be projected in rapid succession to produce the optical effect of motion.

007           mr|caaadmnartauac198606

[Item is a motion picture (007/00); on reel (01); in color (03); standard sound aperture (04); on medium (05); optical track (06); 16 mm. (07); monaural sound (08); production elements not applicable (09); positive emulsion (10); reference print/viewing copy (11); safety base (triacetate) (12); three-layer color (13); kind of color film stock unknown (14); no apparent deterioration (15); complete film (16); and film inspected June 1986 (17-22).]

o - Kit

Code o indicates that the item is a kit, which is defined as a mixture of various components issued as a unit and intended primarily for instructional purposes. No one component is identifiable as the predominant component of the item. Examples are packages of assorted materials, such as a set of K-12 social studies curriculum material (books, workbooks, guides, activities, etc.), or packages of educational test materials (tests, answer sheets, scoring guides, score charts, interpretative manuals, etc.).

007           ou

q - Notated music

Code q indicates that the item is notated music, which is defined as graphic, non-realized representations of musical works, both in printed and digitized manifestations. It includes musical scores and/or parts, diagrammatic representations, tablature, instructions for change compositions, pictures or paintings intended as musical compositions, square note notation, klavirskribo, chant notation, neumes, braille, and other ways of representing the four components of musical sound: pitch, duration, timbre, and loudness. Notated music is often the means for communicating to the performer(s) how the musical work notated therein is to be realized in sound.

007           qu

r - Remote-sensing image

Code r indicates that the item is a remote-sensing image or remote-sensing map. This is an image produced by a recording device that is not in physical or intimate contact with the object under study.

s- Sound recording

Code s indicates that the item is a sound recording, defined as a disc, tape, film, cylinder, or wire on which sound vibrations have been registered so that the sound may be reproduced, or paper rolls on which the notes of a musical composition are represented by perforations in the paper and from which sound can be mechanically produced.

007           sd|bsmennmplud

[Item is a sound recording (007/00); released as a sound disc (01); with speed of 33 1/3 rpm (03); is stereo (04); with microgrooves (05); on a 12 in. disc (06); is mass-produced (09); on plastic (10); with lateral cutting (11); any special playback characteristics are unknown (12); and digital capture and storage (13).]

t - Text

Code t indicates that the item is text, defined as printed or manuscript material that is accessible to the naked eye (e.g., a book, a pamphlet, a broadside).

007           ta

[Item is regular print text.]

007           td

[Item is in a loose-leaf binder.]

v - Videorecording

Code v indicates that the item is a videorecording, defined as a recording on which visual images, usually in motion and accompanied by sound, have been registered. It is designed for playback by means of a television set.

007           vf|caahos

[Item is a videorecording (007/00); in a cassette (01); in color (03); in the Beta format (04); has sound on medium (05); on videotape (06); tape width is ½ in. (07); with stereophonic sound (08).]

z - Unspecified

Code z indicates that the item is not identified by one of the other 007 code values or that its multiple physical forms are not being specifically denoted.

007           zm

[Item is a collection containing different material categories and separate 007 fields are not being input for the various components.]

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