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Desc:  Descriptive Cataloging Form

Bytes

ALL: Leader/18

Input Standards

ALL: Mandatory. One-character code. Default: fill character

Definition

 
All formats

The form of descriptive cataloging; that is, whether the item has been cataloged according to the provisions of International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD).

Guidelines

Standard practice is to use code i under RDA. If Desc is coded c, you may add ISBD punctuation throughout the record as appropriate; update Desc to code i. However, if Desc is coded i, do not delete the ISBD punctuation or update Desc to code c. If a bibliographic record indicates RDA cataloging in field 040 subfield ‡e, then the Desc will be c or i.

Codes

 
 
blank character

Non-ISBD. Item has not been cataloged according to ISBD.

Desc     blank character
040     UKPGM ‡b eng ‡c UKPGM
245 0 4 The history and practice of humanitarian intervention and aid in Africa, ‡c edited by Bronwen Everill and Josiah Kaplan.
260     Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, ‡b Palgrave Macmillan, ‡c 2013.
300     1 online resource (xv, 250 pages) ‡b illustrations
 
a

AACR2. Descriptive part of the record is formulated according to the description and punctuation provisions as incorporated into the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition and related descriptive conventions based on AACR2 (e.g., Archival Moving Image Materials, Describing Archives: A Content Standard).

Desc     a
040     UKPGM ‡b eng ‡e pn ‡c UKPGM
245 0 4 The history and practice of humanitarian intervention and aid in Africa / ‡c edited by Bronwen Everill and Josiah Kaplan.
260     Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : ‡b Palgrave Macmillan, ‡c 2013.
300     1 online resource (xv, 250 pages) : ‡b illustrations
   
 
c

ISBD Punctuation Omitted. Descriptive portion of the record follows the punctuation conventions of ISBD, except ISBD punctuation is not present at the end of a subfield.

Desc     c
040     UKPGM ‡b eng ‡e rda ‡e pn ‡c UKPGM
245 0 4 The history and practice of humanitarian intervention and aid in Africa ‡c edited by Bronwen Everill, Assistant Professor of Global History, University of Warwick, UK, and Josiah Kaplan, Independent Scholar, UK
264   1 Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ‡b Palgrave Macmillan ‡c 2013
300     1 online resource (xv, 250 pages) ‡b illustrations
 
i

ISBD. Descriptive portion of the record contains the punctuation provisions of ISBD.

Desc     i
040     UKPGM ‡b eng ‡e rda ‡e pn ‡c UKPGM
245 0 4 The history and practice of humanitarian intervention and aid in Africa / ‡c edited by Bronwen Everill, Assistant Professor of Global History, University of Warwick, UK, and Josiah Kaplan, Independent Scholar, UK.
264   1 Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : ‡b Palgrave Macmillan, ‡c 2013.
300     1 online resource (xv, 250 pages) : ‡b illustrations
 
u

Unknown. The appropriate descriptive cataloging form used in the record cannot be adequately determined. May be used in records converted from another metadata format, such as Dublin Core. Code u is defined only for ELvl codes 3, 5, and M.

ELvl     M
Desc     u
040     UKPGM ‡c UKPGM
245 0 4 The history and practice of humanitarian intervention and aid in Africa.
260     Houndmills : ‡b Palgrave Macmillan, ‡c 2013.
300     1 online resource

Indexing

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.

This page last revised: January 25, 2016