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346 Video Characteristics (R)

Record Type

BIB

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 Video format (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂb Broadcast standard (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ2 Source of term (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

Technical specifications relating to the encoding of video images in a resource. Multiple values from the same source vocabulary may be recorded in the same field in separate occurrences of subfield ǂa and subfield ǂb. 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 Video format

A standard, etc., used to encode the analog video content of a resource.

346     VHS ǂb PAL ǂ2 rda
346     U-matic ǂb NTSC ǂ2 rda
ǂb Broadcast standard

A system used to format an analog or digital video resource for television broadcast.

346     Beta ǂb SECAM ǂ2 rda
346     ǂb HDTV ǂ2 rda
347     video file ǂb DVD video ǂe region 4 ǂ2 rda
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number

For information about subfield ǂ0, see Control Subfields.

ǂ2 Source of term

MARC code that identifies the source of the term or code used to record the video characteristics. For information about subfield ǂ2, see Control Subfields.

346     VHS ǂb PAL ǂ2 rda
346     ǂ3 videodisc ǂb NTSC ǂ2 rda
347     video file ǂb DVD video ǂe region 1 ǂ2 rda
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

346     ǂ3 original videocassette ǂa VHS ǂb NTSC ǂ2 rda
346     ǂ3 videodisc ǂb NTSC ǂ2 rda
347     video file ǂb Blu-ray ǂe region A ǂ2 rda
ǂ6 Linkage

Data that link fields when non-Latin script is entered. This subfield is system supplied and does not appear in OCLC online displays. Do not add subfield ǂ6. For more information about subfield ǂ6, see Control Subfields.

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 346.

This page last revised: October 13, 2017