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516  Type of Computer File or Data Note (R)

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Display constant controller
blank character Type of file
8 No display constant generated
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Type of computer file or data note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory

Definition

A note that characterizes the file. In addition to a general descriptor (e.g., computer program, numeric, or text), use field 516 for more specific information such as the form or genre of textual material (e.g., biography, dictionary, or index). Enter general file data in the fixed-field element File (Type of Computer File). Generally do not use in records for online resources per the Provider-Neutral E-Resource MARC Record Guide: P-N/RDA Version (http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/scs/documents/PN-RDA-Combined.docx).

1st Indicator

Display constant controller. A value that controls the generation of a display constant preceding the note.

 
blank character

Type of file. The value that generates the display constant Type of file:.

 
8

No display constant generated. The value that specifies that a display constant is not generated.

2nd Indicator

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

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
‡a Type of computer file or data note

The entire text of the note.

File     b
516     Computer program.
File     a
516     Numeric (Summary statistics).
File     d
516     Text (Law reports and digests).
File     d
516 8   Electronic serial in RTF format.
File     c
516     Graphic file (Streaming video).
File     g
516     Game.
File     m
516 8   Written in DBASE III+ format for data, and Windows bitmap format for graphic files.

Printing

Field 516 does not print.

This page last revised: July 22, 2014