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344 Sound Characteristics (R)

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Required if applicable
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Type of recording (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂb Recording medium (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂc Playing speed (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂd Groove characteristic (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂe Track configuration (R) Optional/Optional
ǂf Tape configuration (R) Optional/Optional
ǂg Configuration of playback channels (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂh Special playback characteristics (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ2 Source (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

Technical specifications relating to the encoding of sound in a resource.

Multiple values from the same source vocabulary may be recorded in the same field in separate occurrences of sufields. Terms from different source vocabularies are recorded in separate occurrences of the field.

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 Type of recording

The method used to encode audio content for playback (e.g., analog, digital).

300     1 audio disc : ǂb analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; ǂc 12 in.
344     analog ǂc 33 1/3 rpm ǂg stereo ǂ2 rda
300     1 videodisc (approximately 65 min.) ; ǂc 4 34 in.
344     digital ǂb optical ǂg stereo ǂ2 rda
300     1 videocassette (40 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 12 in.
344     analog ǂb magnetic ǂ2 rda
300     4 audio discs : ǂb analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; ǂc 12 in.
344     analog ǂc 33 1/3 rpm ǂg stereo ǂ2 rda
300     1 videodisc (118 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
344     digital ǂb optical ǂg surround ǂb Dolby Digital 2.0 ǂg mono ǂh Dolby Digital 1.0 ǂ2 rda
ǂb Recording medium

The type of medium used to record sound on an audio carrier (e.g., magnetic, optical).

300     1 videodisc (86 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
344     digital ǂb optical ǂg surround ǂh Dolby Digital 5.1 ǂ2 rda
300     1 videocassette (30 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 1/2 in.
344     analog ǂb magnetic ǂg stereo ǂ2 rda
300     1 score (182 pages) : ǂb illustrations ; ǂc 30 cm + ǂe 1 audiocassette (analog)
344     ǂ3 Cassette ǂa analog ǂb magnetic ǂc 1 7/8 ips ǂh Dolby ǂ2 rda
300     1 videodisc (95 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
344     digital ǂb optical ǂg surround ǂ h Dolby Digital 5.1 ǂ2 rda
300     2 film reels (87 min.) : ǂb spherical, (1.37:1 aspect ratio), sound, black and white ; ǂc 16 mm
344     analog ǂb magnetic ǂe edge track ǂg mono ǂh Western Electric recording ǂ2 rda
ǂc Playing speed

The speed at which an audio carrier must be operated to produce the sound intended.

300     7 audio discs : ǂb analog, 78 rpm, mono ; ǂc 10 in.
344     analog ǂc 78 rpm ǂg mono ǂ2 rda
300     1 audio disc : ǂb analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; ǂc 12 in.
344     analog ǂc 33 1/3 rpm ǂg stereo ǂ2 rda
300     2 audio discs (73 min.) : ǂb digital, stereo ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
344     analog ǂc 16 rpm ǂf 1 track ǂg stereo ǂh NAB standard ǂ2 rda
300     70 audiotape reels ; ǂc 5 in., 1/4 in. tape
344     analog ǂc 3 3/4 ips ǂf 2 track ǂ2 rda
ǂd Groove characteristic

The groove width of an analog disc or the groove pitch of an analog cylinder.

300     3 audio discs : ǂb analog, 78 rpm, coarse groove, mono ; ǂc 10 in.
344     analog ǂc 78 rpm ǂd coarse groove ǂg mono ǂ2 rda
300     1 audio disc : ǂb analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; ǂc 12 in.
344     analog ǂc 33 1/3 rpm ǂd microgroove ǂg mono ǂ2 rda
ǂe Track configuration

The configuration of the audio track on a sound-track film.

300     1 sound track film reel (10 min.) : ǂb magnetic, 25 fps, edge track ; ǂc 16 mm
344     analog ǂb magnetic ǂe edge track ǂg mono ǂ2 rda
300     21 second generation positive reels of a motion picture film (84 min.) 3,040 feet : ǂb silent, black and white, triacetate ; ǂc 16 mm
344     analog ǂb magnetic ǂc 24 fps ǂe centre track ǂg mono ǂ2 rda
ǂf Tape configuration

The number of tracks on an audiotape.

300     1 audiocassette : ǂb 3 3/4 ips, mono ; ǂc 10 x 7 cm, 4 mm tape.
344     analog ǂb magnetic ǂc 3 3/4 ips ǂf 2 track ǂg mono ǂ2 rda
300     1 audiocassette (22 min.) : ǂb 1 7/8 ips ; ǂc 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in tape.
344     analog ǂb magnetic ǂc 1 7/8 ips ǂf 4 track ǂg mono ǂ2 rda
ǂg Configuration of playback channels

The number of sound channels used to make a recording (e.g., one channel for a monophonic recording, two channels for a stereophonic recording).

300     1 audio disc : ǂb digital ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
344     digital ǂg stereo ǂ2 rda
300     1 audio disc (55 min.) : ǂb 33 1/3 rpm ; ǂc 12 in.
344     analog ǂc 33 1/3 rpm ǂg mono ǂ2 rda
300     2 videodiscs (115 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
344     digital ǂb optical ǂg quadraphonic ǂh Dolby Digital 5.1 ǂ2 rda
300     7 videodiscs (19 hr., 53 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
344     digital ǂb optical ǂg surround ǂh Dolby Digital 5.1 ǂh Dolby Digital ǂ2 rda
ǂh Special playback characteristics

An equalization system, noise reduction system, etc., used in making an audio recording.

300     1 audiocassette : ǂb Dolby-B encoded ; ǂc 1/2 in.
344     analog ǂg stereo ǂh Dolby-B encoded ǂ2 rda
300     1 videodisc (29 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
344     digital ǂb optical ǂg stereo ǂh LPCM 2.0 ǂ2 rda
300     2 audio discs (73 min.) : ǂb digital ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
344     analog ǂc 16 rpm ǂf 1 track ǂg stereo ǂh NAB standard ǂ2 rda
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number

For information about subfield ǂ0, see Control Subfields.

ǂ2 Source

Identification of the source of terms when they are from a controlled list.

344     analog ǂc 33 1/3 rpm ǂg stereo ǂ2 rda
344     digital ǂg stereo ǂ2 rda
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

344     ǂ3 Blu-ray disc ǂa digital ǂg surround ǂ2 rda
344     ǂ3 audio disc ǂa digital ǂg stereo ǂ2 rda
344     ǂ3 videocassette ǂa analog ǂb magnetic ǂ2 rda
344     ǂ3 videodisc ǂa digital ǂb optical ǂ2 rda
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 344.

This page last revised: August 22, 2016