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007  Physical Description Fixed Field (Tactile Material) (R)

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Category of material (007/00) (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡b Specific material designation (007/01) (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡d Class of braille writing (007/03-04) (NR) Optional/Optional
‡e Level of contraction (007/05) (NR) Optional/Optional
‡f Braille music format (007/06-08) (NR) Optional/Optional
‡g Special physical characteristics (007/09) (NR) Optional/Optional

Definition

 
All formats

The physical characteristics of a material that is intended to be read by touch. 007 is valid in all formats so you can code for the physical characteristics of the parts of an item such as accompanying material.

Examples

007     f ‡b b ‡d a ‡e b ‡g u
[A monograph in English braille, American edition]
007     f ‡b c ‡d a ‡e b ‡g z
[A raised line map with Standard English braille labels]
007     f ‡b b ‡d ea ‡e b ‡f ac ‡g z
[A braille score with piano part in bar over bar and vocal part in line by line with text in English braille, American edition]
007     f ‡b b ‡d a ‡e b ‡g a
[A print/braille (combined ink print and braille) book in English braille, American edition]
007     f ‡b b ‡d a ‡e a ‡g z
[A novel in grade 1 (uncontracted) braille]

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
‡a Category of material

A one-character alphabetic code that indicates the category of material to which the item belongs is tactile material.

f

Tactile material. Item is tactile material, which is intended to be read by touch.

‡b Specific material designation

A one-character alphabetic code that describes the special class of material (usually the class of physical object) to which an item belongs.

a

Moon. The material uses a line based tactile code in which many of the letters are simplified versions of the printed alphabet.

b

Braille. The material uses a system of tactile code in which letters, numerals, and punctuation are made of raised dots distinguishable by the fingers.

c

Combination. The material uses two or more of the other defined types.

d

Tactile, with no writing system. The material has no text and is communicated only as graphic, i.e. a raised line diagram or drawing.

u

Unspecified. The specific material designation is not specified.

z

Other. None of the other defined codes is appropriate.

‡d Class of braille writing

The family of braille to which the item belongs. This is not the particular braille code, but the type of braille code used, representing different types of written symbols. Up to two braille types may be indicated, or the cataloging agency can choose to encode only the predominant type. Multiple codes are coded in order of predominance, if any. Also coded to identify the class of braille writing used for the text labels of cartographic or graphic items. If only one code is assigned, omit the unused second position.

Note: Do not use subfield ‡d when a class of braille writing is not specified.

a

Literary braille. Item consists of braille representation for the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation marks commonly used in general writing.

b

Format code braille. Item consists of braille formatting rules for textbooks and related materials.

c

Mathematics and scientific braille. Item consists of braille representations for symbols employed in mathematics and scientific writing.

d

Computer braille. Item consists of braille representations for symbols used in computer programs, texts, and other computer related materials.

e

Music braille. Item consists of braille representations for symbols used in notated music.

m

Multiple braille types. The braille consists of various braille classes with no one class predominating.

n

Not applicable. The item does not contain braille. Do not use subfield ‡d when a class of braille writing is not specified.

u

Unknown. The class of braille writing is not known.

z

Other. None of the other codes is appropriate.

‡e Level of contraction

Whether contractions are used. Contractions are abbreviations of one or more Moon or braille characters representing common letter combinations.

a

Uncontracted. The item is not contracted. Use for grade 1 braille.

b

Contracted. The item is contracted. Use for Standard English braille; the code for contracted braille of the Braille Authority of the United Kingdom and English Braille, American edition; and the code for contracted braille of the Braille Authority of North America.

m

Combination. The item is a combination of contracted and uncontracted writing.

n

Not applicable. The item does not contain Moon or braille.

u

Unknown. The level of contraction is not known.

z

Other. None of the other codes is appropriate.

‡f Braille music format

Three-character code that indicates the braille music format of the item. The music formats are the way measures, sections, parts, and related information, such as words, are presented in relation to each other. Up to three formats may be indicated, left justified in order of predominance. If fewer than three codes are assigned, omit unused positions. For example, the music format defines how the music for the right and left hand are sequenced and related to each other in braille. Multiple formats are sometimes employed in the same piece of music. For example, a vocal part and text are in one format and the accompaniment is in another.

Note: Do not use subfield ‡f when a braille music format is not specified.

a

Bar over bar. Measures are displayed in units called parallels and that the beginning of each part’s measure is vertically aligned with the beginning of the same measure for the other part(s). This code is used chiefly for keyboard music.

b

Bar by bar. The music is displayed in indented paragraphs with all of the parts for each measure written consecutively.

c

Line over line. The measures are displayed in parallels, but the measures are not necessarily aligned.

d

Paragraph. The braille music is displayed in paragraphs with one part per paragraph.

e

Single line. The music is presented in segments of two to five lines. The initial line displays a measure number or rehearsal designation. Use for single instrumental parts or solos. Also referred to as the solo instrumental format.

f

Section by section. Hand or part signs are prominent in the left margin.

g

Line by line. Lines of text alternate with lines of music for the preceding text.

h

Open score. The music is presented in parallels. Open score is similar to bar over bar, but used for ensemble scores.

i

Spanner short form scoring. The chord symbols and the melody are presented in paragraphs. It is used chiefly for popular and folk music, but music braille is used for the chord symbols. Also used to indicate that the music is in the Canadian melody chord system.

j

Short form scoring. The words, chord symbols, and melody are presented in parallels, and literary braille is used for the chord symbols. It is used chiefly for popular and folk music. This format is also referred to as the American or BANA short form scoring format.

k

Outline. The music is in the outline format.

l

Vertical score. The parts are combined and written as chords.

n

Not applicable. The item is not braille music. Do not use subfield ‡f when a braille music format is not specified.

u

Unknown. The braille music format is not known.

z

Other. None of the other codes is appropriate.

‡g Special physical characteristics

Other special physical characteristics about the braille.

a

Print/braille. The item is eye-readable print with braille interleaved or embossed.

b

Jumbo or enlarged braille. The item is jumbo or enlarged braille, which is used for braille students and braille readers with reduced tactile sensitivity.

n

Not applicable. The item is not in braille.

u

Unknown. The special physical characteristics are not known.

z

Other. None of the other codes is appropriate.

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 007.

For information on the relation of material types to RDA terms and codes, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, RDA Terms and Codes.

For information on material type indexing in various OCLC services, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, Material Type (includes links in Notes row to RDA terms and codes and Format or Document codes and values).

For information on material type names and codes (based mainly on the Leader, 006, 007, 008), see Searching WorldCat Indexes, Material Type Names and Codes.

Printing

Field 007 does not print.

This page last revised: December 9, 2013