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338  Carrier Type (R)

       

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Carrier type term (R) Required if applicable/Optional
ǂb Carrier type code (R) Required if applicable/Optional
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ2 Source (NR) Required if applicable/Optional
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Required if applicable/Optional
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

Carrier type reflects the format of the storage medium and housing of a carrier in combination with the media type (which indicates the intermediation device required to view, play, run, etc., the content of a resource). Used as an alternative to or in addition to the coded expression of carrier type in field 007 subfield ǂb. Field 338 information enables indication of more specific carrier types and carrier types from various lists.

Multiple carrier types should be recorded in separate occurrences of field 338.

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

 
ǂa Carrier type term

Carrier type of the work being described. Use terms which correspond to the language of cataloging used in other parts of the description (see field 040 ǂb for more information). For a list of RDA carrier type terms, see Term and Code List for RDA Carrier Types (http://www.loc.gov/standards/valuelist/rdacarrier.html).

338     audio disc ǂb sd ǂ2 rdacarrier
338     videodisc ǂb vd ǂ2 rdacarrier
ǂb Carrier type code

Code representing the carrier type of the work being described. For codes identifying RDA carrier types (i.e., subfield ǂ2 is coded rdacarrier), see Term and Code List for RDA Carrier Types (http://www.loc.gov/standards/valuelist/rdacarrier.html).

338     microfiche ǂb he ǂ2 rdacarrier
338     computer disc ǂb cd ǂ2 rdacarrier
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number

For information about subfield ǂ0, see Control Subfields.

ǂ2 Source

MARC code that identifies the source of the term or code used to record the content type information. See Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes (http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/genre-form.html).

338     volume ǂb nc ǂ2 rdacarrier
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields. Subfield ǂ3 should be placed at the end of field 338.

338     sheet ǂb nb ǂ2 rdacarrier ǂ3 liner notes
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

This page last revised: August 22, 2016