Bibliographic Formats and Standards

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007  Introduction

Definition

Use field 007 to code for the physical characteristics of an item. You can also use 007 to code for the physical characteristics of the parts of an item such as accompanying material. Field 007 is valid in all formats for this purpose. OCLC has implemented the following 007 fields:

Electronic Resource Motion Picture Sound Recording
Globe Nonprojected Graphic Tactile Material
Kit Notated Music Text
Map Projected Graphic Unspecified
Microform Remote-sensing Image Videorecording

Guidelines

Use an appropriate 007 field if you are cataloging microforms, motion pictures, nonprojected graphics, projected graphics, videorecordings, etc., that are published separately. In addition, use field 007 for electronic resources, globes, maps, microforms, motion pictures, nonprojected graphics, projected graphics, remote-sensing images, sound recordings, tactile materials, and videorecordings that are components of kits.

Nonmicroform reproductions

If you are cataloging a nonmicroform reproduction of existing graphic material, use an 007 field for the type of material of the reproduction (e.g., use the field 007 videorecordings for a video copy).

Locally made changes to the physical form of the item

The physical description in the master record should reflect the condition or form in which the item was issued. For example, if you regularly cut filmstrips and mount the individual frames as slides and you want the local cataloging to reflect the local form (slides), use the following instructions:

  1. Input a master record for the item as published.
  2. Edit the record for local use.

If a record already exists, edit the record for local use.

Motion pictures and videorecordings

If you are cataloging several versions or variations of a work in separate records, use one field 007 in each record to describe that version or variation. However, if you are cataloging versions or variations in the same record (i.e., if the same TMat code applies), use multiple 007 fields to describe the multiple versions or variations.

Projected and nonprojected graphics

Use one 007 field to represent multiple items with identical characteristics. For example, a set of 46 slides requires one 007 field if the slides share the same physical characteristics.

However, use multiple 007 fields to represent physical characteristics that differ between items in the same set. For example, if you are cataloging a set of ten filmstrips and six have accompanying sound, use two 007 fields, one for the sound filmstrips and one for the silent filmstrips.

Sound recordings accompanying projected graphics

Sound recordings that accompany filmstrips or slide sets and provide a sound track for the filmstrips or slide sets are an integral part of the item. Do not use separate 007 fields for the sound recording. However, use a separate 007 field for sound recordings if it is an independent component of a kit.

Primary and secondary support materials for graphics

Provide codes in field 007 for primary and secondary support materials of the item. Primary support material and secondary support material are the base on which graphic items are mounted, drawn, printed, etc.

For example, the primary support for a slide is the film that bears the image. The secondary support is the slide mount, which is usually cardboard or plastic. For art prints, the primary support is usually paper. If the print is in a frame, the frame is the secondary support. If the print is dry mounted and matted, the mounting and mat board are secondary supports.

You may not be able to determine the composition of primary and secondary support materials. If in doubt, do not enter codes for support material in the 007 field.

Kits

Kits are items containing two or more categories of material, no one of which is predominant. Kits may also be single-medium packages of textual materials (e.g., lab kits). Use visual materials format (Type code o) if you are cataloging a kit. Apply the same rules and definitions to 007 fields used in kit records as you would to 007 fields used individually in other records.

For example, you are cataloging a kit that has: 1 book, 1 audio disc, 4 documentary booklets, 1 game, 35 problem cards, 1 filmstrip, 1 audiocassette, and 1 teacher's guide. You may use a separate 007 field for kits, and you may code for the book, booklets, and teacher's guide in a separate 007 field for text.

Because it is not associated with any projected material, code for the audio disc using a separate 007 field for sound recordings. Because it is associated with the filmstrip, do not code for the audiocassette using a separate 007 field for sound recordings.

Code for the 35 problem cards in a separate 007 field for nonprojected graphics, and code for the filmstrip in a separate 007 for projected graphics. Do not use field 007 for the game because no 007 fields apply.

007     o ‡b u
007     t ‡b a
007     s ‡b d ‡d b ‡e u ‡f m ‡g e ‡h n ‡i n ‡n e
007     k ‡b o ‡d c ‡e o
007     g ‡b o ‡d u ‡e j ‡f b ‡g f ‡h f
300     1 book, 1 audio disc, 4 documentary booklets, 1 game, 35 problem cards, 1 filmstrip, 1 audiocassette, 1 teacher's guide ; ‡c in container 32 x 32 x 23 cm

For example, you are cataloging a kit that has: 25 activity cards, 60 artifacts, 3 books, 3 filmstrips, 1 learning guide, 25 study prints, 2 audiocassettes, and 14 transparencies. The activity cards, filmstrips, study prints, and transparencies share the same physical characteristics, respectively. You may use a separate 007 field for kits.

Use a separate 007 field for each group of materials (i.e., one 007 field for the 25 activity cards, one 007 field for the 3 filmstrips, etc.). Because they are not associated with any projected material, code for the audiocassettes using a separate 007 field for sound recordings.

007     o ‡b u
007     k ‡b o ‡d c ‡e o
007     t ‡b a
007     g ‡b o ‡d u ‡e j ‡h f
007     k ‡b f ‡d m ‡e o ‡f c
007     s ‡b s ‡d l ‡e u ‡f n ‡g j ‡h l ‡i c ‡n e
007     g ‡b t ‡d c ‡e j ‡h v
300     25 activity cards, 60 artifacts, 3 books, 3 filmstrips, 1 learning guide, 25 study prints, 2 audiocassettes, 14 transparencies ; ‡c in container 30 x 25 x 13 cm

Reference table

Use the following Field 007 Values table as a reference tool for field 007. The table does not include subfields that are obsolete or that apply only to archival level cataloging.

This page last revised: November 4, 2013