300  Physical Description (R)

 

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Input Standards

Mandatory/Mandatory

COM: 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
a Extent (R) BKS, CNR, VIS, MIX, MAP, SCO, REC, COM: Mandatory/Mandatory

SER: Required if applicable for "in" analytics/Required if applicable for "in" analytics
b Other physical details (NR) Required if applicable/Optional
c Dimensions (NR) BKS, CNR, MAP,: Mandatory/Optional

VIS, MIX, REC, COM: Required if applicable/Optional
c Dimensions (Scores) (R) SCO: Mandatory/Optional

SCO: Required if applicable for "in" analytics/Required if applicable for "in" analytics
d Accompanying material (NR) Obsolete. Do not use/Obsolete. Do not use
e Accompanying material (NR) BKS, CNR, MIX, MAP, SCO, REC: Optional/Optional

VIS, COM: Required if applicable/Optional
f Type of unit (R) Optional/Optional
g Size of unit (R) Optional/Optional
3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional




Definition

The physical description of the item which consists of the extent of the item and its dimensions. Use field 300 also for other physical details of the item and information concerning accompanying material.

Guidelines

In records formulated following cataloging rules based on International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD), a relationship exists between prescribed ISBD punctuation and the identification of specific subfield data. AACR2 formulated bibliographic records follow ISBD principles for description and punctuation.
   

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

Descriptions of subfields a, b, c and e and examples are listed by format.
a Extent The extent of the item. In records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield a includes all data up to and including the next mark of ISBD punctuation (e.g., a colon [:], a semi-colon [;] or a plus sign [+]).
BKS

For books, use subfield a for the number of pages and/or number of volumes.

Do not repeat subfield a. Enter multiple number sequences in the same subfield a.

300     [115] p.
300     iii, 65, 93 p., [11] leaves of plates
300     xi, 116 p.
300     4 v. (loose-leaf)
300     5 v.
300     7, xxii, ca. 11, 26 p.
300     8 v. in 5
300     11 folded leaves
300     26 [i.e. 52] p.
300     96 p., 8 p. of plates
300     297 leaves
300     578 p.

Enter combined statements of pagination and illustrative matter in subfield a.

300     15 p. of ill., 15 p. ; c 27 cm.
300     27 leaves of plates, 5 p. ; c 31 cm.

For multipart items that are not yet complete, enter v. in subfield a.

300     v.
CNR

For continuing resources, use subfield a for the number of physical units.

Do not repeat subfield a. Enter multiple number sequences in the same subfield a.

Enter the appropriate specific material designation (SMD) preceded by the number of physical units in Arabic numerals. See ACCR2, rule 12.5B1, for a list of SMDs.

300     11 v.
300     5 posters

For continuing resources that are not yet complete, enter the appropriate SMD. For printed continuing resources, the SMD is no., pt. or v.

300     microfiches
VIS

For visual materials, use subfield a for the number of physical units.

Enter the appropriate specific material designation (SMD) preceded by the number of physical units in Arabic numerals. Do not repeat subfield a. Enter all applicable elements in the same subfield a.

For motion pictures and videorecordings, enter the playing time or number of frames in parentheses following the SMD. See ACCR2, rule 7.5B1, for a list of SMDs.

300     2 film loops (11 min., 5 sec.)
300     3 videodiscs (60 min.)
300     5 videoreels (ca. 115 min.)
300     7 film cassettes (30 min. each)
300     15 film reels (157 min.)

For graphic materials, enter the number of frames, sheets or overlays in parentheses following the SMD. See ACCR2, rule 8.5B1, for a list of SMDs.

300     1 filmstrip (14 fr.)
300     1 filmstrip (ca. 65 fr.)
300     2 flip charts (15 sheets)
300     7 transparencies (15 overlays)
300     12 stereograph reels (7 double fr.)
300     119 slides

For three-dimensional artifacts and realia, enter the number and the name(s) of the component pieces. See ACCR2, rule 10.5B1, for a list of SMDs.

300     2 games
300     3 jigsaw puzzles (550 pieces)
300     14 dioramas (various pieces)
300     57 microscope slides

For multipart items that are not yet complete , enter the appropriate SMD.

300     filmstrips

You may repeat field 300 to describe different parts of multipart items.

300     1 reel (312 ft.) : b si., b&w ; c16 mm. 3 ref print.
300     1 reel (312 ft.) : b si., b&w ; c16 mm. 3 dupe neg.
[Repeated field in a record for motion pictures.]
300     65 prints : b relief process ; c 29 x 22 cm.
300     8 albums (555 photoprints) ; c 51 x 57 cm. or smaller.
[Repeated field in a record for graphic materials.]
MIX

For manuscripts, use subfield a for the number of leaves, pages, items, containers, volumes or linear feet. If you separately code the type of unit in subfield f (Type of unit), subfield a contains only the numeric extent designation.

300     [26] p.
300     [157] leaves, bound
300     viii, 78 leaves
300     9 microfiches
300     11 v.
300     15 ft. of microfilm
300     32 leaves
300     76 ft.
300     111 linear ft.
300     257 items
300     368 microfilm reels
300     ca. 11,000 items
300     157 f cu. ft.
300     3 poems a 1 f page ; c 118 cm. x 35.5 cm.

Do not repeat subfield a if you are entering multiple number sequences. Enter multiple adjacent phrases in the same subfield a. However, repeat subfield a, if subfield f intervenes.

300     26 f boxes a (9 f linear ft.)
300     3 diary a 1 f volume a (575 f pages)

Enter the number of columns (if more than one) and the average number of lines to the page in parentheses following the number of leaves or pages. Enter the number of items in parentheses following the number of containers or volumes. Enter the number of items, containers or volumes in parentheses following the number of linear feet.

300     5 ft. (58 v.)
300     24 boxes (54 linear ft.)
300     257 items (on 21 microfilm reels)
300     3 diary a 1 f volume a (575 f pages)
MAP

For maps, use subfield a for the number of physical units.

Enter the appropriate specific material designation (SMD) preceded by the number of physical units in Arabic numerals. See AACR2, rule 3.5B1, for a list of SMDs. Do not repeat subfield a. Enter multiple number sequences in the same subfield a.

300     1 atlas (269 p.)
300     1 globe
300     14 maps on 5 sheets
300     ca. 1,000 maps

For multipart items that are not yet complete, enter the appropriate SMD.

300     maps
SCO

For scores, use subfield a for the number of physical units.

Enter the appropriate specific material designation (SMD) preceded by the number of physical units in Arabic numerals. See ACCR2, rule 5.5B1, for a list of SMDs. Do not repeat subfield a if you are entering multiple adjacent phrases. Enter multiple adjacent phrases in the same subfield a. However, repeat subfield a if you are cataloging scores and parts that are not adjacent because subfield b or subfield c separates it from the main extent data.

Enter the pagination or number of volumes in parentheses following the SMD. If you are cataloging different types of scores and/or parts, separate the information with a space-plus sign-space ( + ).

300     1 score (iv, 21 p.)
300     2 scores (58 p.) + 1 piano conductor part (14 p.) + 8 parts
300     5 scores (ix, 157 p.) + 7 parts
300     14 miniature scores (2 v.)
300     1 score (30 p.) ; c 20 cm. + a 16 parts ; c 32 cm.

For multipart items that are not yet complete, enter v. Do not enter spaces at the beginning of subfield a. The print program supplies three spaces on cards. See "Printing" for more information.

300     v.
REC

For sound recordings, use subfield a for the number of physical units.

Enter the appropriate specific material designation (SMD) preceded by the number of physical units in Arabic numerals. See ACCR2, rule 6.5B1, for a list of SMDs. Do not repeat subfield a. Enter all applicable elements in the same subfield a.

Enter the playing time in parentheses following the SMD when appropriate.

300     2 sound discs (8 min., 57 sec.)
300     8 sound cassettes (576 min.)
300     on 1 side of 2 sound discs (ca. 57 min.)

For multipart items that are not yet complete, enter the appropriate SMD. Do not enter spaces at the beginning of subfield a. The print program supplies three spaces on cards. See "Printing" for more information.

300     sound discs
COM

For computer files, use subfield a for the number of physical units.

Enter the appropriate specific material designation (SMD) or "conventional terminology" preceded by the number of physical units in Arabic numerals. See ACCR2, rule 9.5B1, for an explanation of the options. Do not repeat subfield a. Enter all applicable elements in the same subfield a.

300     1 CD-ROM
300     1 computer disk
300     1 computer optical disc
300     2 Photo CDs
300     21 computer tape reels

For multipart items or continuing computer files that are not yet complete, enter the appropriate SMD or "conventional terminology." Do not enter spaces at the beginning of subfield a. The print program supplies three spaces on cards. See "Printing" for more information.

300     CD-ROMs
300     computer disks
b Other physical details Further characteristics of an item. In records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield b includes all data following a colon (:) and up to and including the next mark of ISBD punctuation.
BKS

For books, use subfield b for any illustrative matter.

Do not repeat subfield b. Enter multiple illustration statements in the same subfield b.

300     x, 577 p. : b ill., col. maps, ports. (some col.)
300     xii, 115 p. : b maps, ports.
300     115 p. : b ill. ; c 20 cm.
300     v. : b ill. (some col.) ; c 26 cm.

Use field 500 to note illustrations on lining papers.

300     267 p. : b ill., maps
500     Maps on lining papers.

If you are cataloging a negative microform, enter that information in subfield b.

300     147 microfilm reels : b negative
CNR

For print continuing resources, use subfield b for any illustrative matter. For non-print continuing resources, use subfield b for the other physical details appropriate to the type of material.

Do not repeat subfield b. Enter multiple illustration statements or physical detail statements in the same subfield b.

300     filmstrips : b sd., col.
300     v. : b ill. (some col.)
VIS

For visual materials, use subfield b for the other physical details appropriate to the material.

For motion pictures and videorecordings, enter the aspect ratio and special projection characteristics, sound characteristics, color characteristics and projection speed.

300     1 videodisc (5 min.) : b sd., col.
300     1 videodisc (324 min.) : b sd., b&w
300     2 film reels (3 min., 6 sec.) : b si., col., 26 fps
300     24 film reels (149 min.) : b Panavision ; c 16 mm.

For graphic materials, enter medium-specific details and color characteristics

300     2 art originals : b pastel on paper
300     7 stereograph reels (7 double fr.) : b col.
300     14 slides : b sd., col.
300     21 art prints : b lithograph, col.

For three-dimensional artifacts and realia, enter the composition of material and color characteristics.

300     4 microscope slides : b plastic
300     microscope slide : b stained

Do not repeat subfield b. Enter multiple physical detail statements in the same subfield b.

300     1 diorama (various pieces) : b plywood and plastic
300     1 flip chart (10 sheets) : b double sided, col.
300     1 model : b balsa wood and paper, b&w
300     1 print : b lithograph, 4 cols. ; c sheet 21 x 22 cm.
300     2 videocassettes (48 min.) : b sd., b&w with col. introductory sequence
300     2 videoreels (15 min.) : b sd., b&w ; c 1/2 in.
MIX

For manuscripts, use subfield b for the material on which a single manuscript is written (except when that material is paper) and also for illustrative matter in the manuscript or the manuscript collection.

Do not repeat subfield b. Enter multiple physical detail statements or illustration statements in the same subfield b.

300     [2] leaves : b parchment
300     [3], 20 leaves : b vellum, ill., maps
300     [20] leaves : b vellum
300     11 v. (216 items) : b some ill. (some col.)
300     30 p. : b ill.
MAP

For maps, use subfield b for the number of maps in an atlas, color characteristics, composition of material and mounting.

Do not repeat subfield b. Enter multiple physical detail statements in the same subfield b.

300     1 atlas (207 p.) : b 100 col. maps (some folded)
300     1 globe : b col., wood, mounted on brass stand ; c 7 cm. in diam.
300     1 map : b col.
300     1 map : b col., mounted on silk
300     3 maps : b 2 col., plastic
300     120 maps : b some col.
SCO

For scores, use subfield b for any illustrative matter.

Do not repeat subfield b. Enter multiple illustration statements in the same subfield b.

300     1 score (vi, 27 p.) : b ill.
300     1 score (26 p.) : b ill., ports. (some col.)

Enter illustration statements following the score or part to which it pertains.

300     1 score (26 p.) : b ill. + a 16 parts
REC

For sound recordings, use subfield b for the type of recording, the playing speed, the groove characteristic, the track configuration, the number of tracks and sound channels and the recording and reproduction characteristics.

Do not repeat subfield b. Enter multiple physical detail statements in the same subfield b.

300     1 sound cassette (45 min.) : b analog, stereo., Dolby processed
300     1 sound disc (15 min.) : b analog, 78 rpm, microgroove
300     1 sound disc (70 min.) : b digital, stereo.
300     1 sound tape reel (ca. 60 min.) : b analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono.
300     1 sound track film reel (11 min.) : b magnetic, 24 fps
300     2 sound discs (30 min.) : b analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; c 14 in.
COM

For computer files, use subfield b for the sound and/or display encoding, the number of sides used, the recording density and the sectoring.

Do not repeat subfield b. Enter multiple physical detail statements in the same subfield b.

300     1 CD-ROM : b sd., col.
300     1 computer disk cartridge : b sd., col.
300     2 computer disks : b sd., col. ; c 3 1/2in.
c Dimensions The dimensions of an item. In records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield c includes all data following a semicolon (;) and up to and including the next mark of ISBD punctuation.
BKS

For books, use subfield c for the size (e.g., height) of the item.

Do not repeat subfield c. Enter multiple size statements (e.g., height and width or a range of heights) in the same subfield c.

Enter a space on each side of the multiplication sign (x) that separates height and width.

300     11 v. : b ill. ; c 24 cm.
300     39 p. : b ill. (woodcuts) ; c 20 cm. (8vo)
300     44 leaves : b ill. ; c 20 cm., folded to 11 x 14 cm.
300     114 p. : b ill. ; c 76 mm.
300     149 p. : b ill. ; c 27 cm.
300     457 p. : b maps, ports. ; c 20 x 8 cm.

If you enter a range of heights in subfield c do not enter spaces before or after the hyphen so that oversize designations print correctly. See "Oversize printing" for more information.

300     v. : b ill. ; c 22-35 cm.
CNR

For print continuing resources, use subfield c for the size (e.g., height) of the item. For non-print continuing resources, use subfield c for the dimensions appropriate to the type of material.

Do not repeat subfield c. Enter multiple size statements (e.g., height and width or a range of heights) or dimension statements in the same subfield c.

Enter a space on each side of the multiplication sign (x) that separates height and width.

300     8 v. ; c 24-27 cm.
300     v. : b ill. ; c 24 cm.
300     v. ; c 20 x 24 cm.
300     filmstrips : b col. ; c 35 mm.

If you enter a range of heights in subfield c do not enter spaces before or after the hyphen so that oversize designations print correctly. See "Oversize printing" for more information.

300     v. : b ill. ; c 22-35 cm.
VIS

For visual materials, use subfield c for the size (e.g., gauge or height and width) of the item.

Do not repeat subfield c. Enter multiple size statements in the same subfield c.

Enter a space on each side of the multiplication sign (x) that separates height and width.

300     1 art reproduction : b col. ; c 21 x 31 cm.
300     1 film cassette (46 min.) : b sd., col. ; c standard 8 mm.
300     1 film reel (14 min.) : b sd., b&w ; c 16 mm.
300     1 filmstrip (54 fr.) : b col. ; c 35 mm.
300     1 model (11 pieces) : b col. ; c 16 x 32 x 3 cm., in case 21 x 34 x 7 cm.
300     1 photograph : b daguerreotype ; c visible oval image 9 x 7 cm., in case 11 x 9 cm.
300     1 print : b lithograph, b&w ; c image 33 x 41 cm., on sheet 46 x 57 cm.
300     1 videocassette (30 min.) : b sd., col. ; c 1/2 in.
300     1 videodisc (40 min.) : b sd., col ; c 4 3/4 in.
300     1 videodisc (5 min.) : b sd., b&w ; c 8 in.
300     2 videoreels (30 min.) : b sd., b&w ; c 1/2 in.
300     3 transparencies (5 overlays each) : b col. ; c 20 x 24 cm.
300     4 slides : b b&w ; c 3 x 3 cm.
300     7 microscope slides : b stained ; c 8 x 3 cm.
300     8 reels (7557 ft.) : b sd., col. ; c 35 mm. 3 dupe neg nitrate (copy 2).
300     124 slides : b col. ; c 2 x 2 cm.
MIX

For manuscripts, use subfield c for the size (e.g., height or height, width and depth) of the manuscript, item, container or volume.

Do not repeat subfield c. Enter multiple size statements in the same subfield c.

Enter a space on each side of the multiplication sign (x) that separates height and width.

300     1 item (on 1 leaf) ; c 24 cm.
300     7 f p. ; c 24 x 30 cm.

If you enter a range of heights in subfield c, do not enter spaces before or after the hyphen so that oversize designations print correctly. See "Oversize printing" for more information.

300     14 v. ; c 32-38 cm.
MAP

For maps, use subfield c for the size (e.g., height; height, width and depth or diameter) of the item.

Do not repeat subfield c. Enter multiple size statements in the same subfield c.

Enter a space on each side of the multiplication sign (x) that separates height and width.

300     1 map : b both sides ; c 34 x 72 cm., on sheet 46 x 43 cm.
300     1 map : b both sides, col., rayon ; c 69 x 53 cm., on sheet 48 x 57 cm.
300     1 map : b col. ; c 24 x 21 cm.
300     1 map : b col. ; c 46 cm. in diam.
300     1 map ; b col. ; c 200 x 354 cm., folded to 20 x 15 cm., in plastic case 24 x 20 cm.
300     1 map ; c 19 x 24 cm., on sheet 48 x 60 cm.
300     1 relief model : b col., wood ; c 34 x 26 x 3 cm.
300     74 maps ; c 21 x 55 cm. and 48 x 76 cm.
REC

For sound recordings, use subfield c for the size (e.g., diameter, gauge or height and width) of the item.

Do not repeat subfield c. Enter multiple size statements in the same subfield c.

Enter a space on each side of the multiplication sign (x) that separates height and width.

300     1 sound cassette (70 min.) : b 3 3/4 ips, mono. ; c 7 1/4 x 3 1/2 in., 1/4 in. tape.
300     1 sound disc (65 min.) : b digital, stereo. ; c 4 3/4 in.
300     1 sound tape reel (70 min.) : b analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; c 7 in., 1/2 in. tape
300     2 sound discs (46 min.) : b analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; c 12 in.
300     2 sound track film reels (11 min.) : b magnetic, 24 fps, centre track ; c 16 mm.
COM

For computer files, use subfield c for the size (e.g., diameter, length or length and height) of the item.

Do not repeat subfield c. Enter multiple size statements in the same subfield c.

Enter a space on each side of the multiplication sign (x) that separates height and width.

300     1 CD-ROM : b sd., col. ; c 4 3/4 in.
300     1 computer disk : b sd., col. ; c 3 1/2 in.
300     2 computer chip cartridges ; c 3 1/2 in.
c Dimensions (Scores) For scores, use subfield c for the size (e.g., height) of the item.
SCO

Do not repeat subfield c when dimensions are given as part of the description of accompanying material. However, repeat subfield c when dimensions are associated with a repeated subfield a. Also, if the dimensions of the score or parts differ, enter each dimension in a separate subfield c following the score or part to which it pertains.

Enter a space on each side of the multiplication sign (x) that separates height and width.

300     1 miniature score (34 p.) ; c 21 cm.
300     1 score (20 p.) + 1 part (3 p.) ; c 27 cm.
300     1 score (vi, 27 p.) : b ill. ; c 20 x 32 cm.
300     1 score (vi, 64 p.) ; c 20 cm. + a 16 parts ; c 32 cm.

If you enter a range of heights in subfield c, do not enter spaces before or after the hyphen so that oversize designations print correctly. See "Oversize printing" for more information.

300     3 miniature scores (7 v.) : b ill. ; c 24-26 cm.
d Accompanying material Obsolete. Do not use.
e Accompanying material A description of the accompanying material. Enclose any associated physical description statements in parentheses. In AACR2 records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield e follows a plus sign (+) and includes all the remaining data in the field. In non-AACR2 records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield e precedes an ampersand (&). For non-ISBD records, subfield e precedes the word and.
BKS

For books, use subfield e for the type of accompanying material. Enter the physical description of the accompanying material in parentheses.

Do not repeat subfield e. Enter multiple accompanying material statements in the same subfield e.

300     xix, 271 p. : b ill. ; c 22 cm. + e 1 atlas (301 p., 19 leaves : col. maps ; 34 cm.)
300     32 p. : b col. ill. ; c 29 cm. + e 3 maps + teacher's manual.
300     34 p. : b ill. ; c 22 cm. + e 1 sound disc (24 min. : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 14 in.)
300     61 p. : b ill. ; c 27 cm. + e 1 answer book.
300     200 p. : b ill. ; c 25 cm. + e 1 CD-ROM (sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
300     299 p. : b ill. ; c 24 cm. + e teacher's notes.

Example of a non-ISBD record:

300     3 1., 111 p. b illus. c 24 cm. e and portfolio (24 plates) 30 cm.

Use field 500 (General Note) to note accompanying material in pockets.

300     246 p. : b ill., col. maps
500     Six maps on 3 folded leaves in pocket.

See "Oversize printing for accompanying material" for more information.

CNR

For continuing resources, use subfield e for the type of accompanying material. Enter the physical description of the accompanying material in parentheses.

Do not repeat subfield e. Enter multiple accompanying material statements in the same subfield e.

300     11 v. ; c 24 cm. + e 1 answer book.
300     v. : b ill. ; c 22 cm. + e slides.

See "Oversize printing for accompanying material" for more information.

VIS

For visual materials, use subfield e for the type of accompanying material. Enter the physical description of the accompanying material in parentheses.

Do not repeat subfield e. Enter multiple accompanying material statements in the same subfield e.

300     1 film cassette (8 min.) : b sd., col. ; c standard 8 mm. + e 1 teacher's guide.
300     6 models : b col. ; c in box 18 x 20 x 14 cm. + e 1 teacher's manual (6 v. ; 24 cm.)
300     11 slides : b col. + e 1 sound disc (30 min. : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 14 in.) + 1 script.
MIX

For manuscripts, use subfield e for the type of accompanying material. Enter the physical description of the accompanying material in parentheses.

Do not repeat subfield e. Enter multiple accompanying material statements in the same subfield e.

300     48 p. : b col. ill. ; c 24 cm. + e 3 maps.
MAP

For maps, use subfield e for the type of accompanying material. Enter the physical description of the accompanying material in parentheses.

Do not repeat subfield e. Enter multiple accompanying material statements in the same subfield e.

300     1 map : b col. ; c 70 x 59 cm., folded to 12 x 16 cm. + e 1 v. (119 p. ; 24 cm.)
SCO

For scores, use subfield e for the type of accompanying material. Enter the physical description of the accompanying material in parentheses.

Do not repeat subfield e. Enter multiple accompanying material statements in the same subfield e.

300     1 score (iv, 24 p.) ; c 27 cm. + e 1 sound tape reel (60 min. : analog, 7 1/2 ips, mono. ; 7 in., 1/2 in. tape) + 7 slides.
300     1 score (43 p.) + 6 parts ; c 26 cm. + e 2 sound tape reels.
REC

For sound recordings, use subfield e for the type of accompanying material. Enter the physical description of the accompanying material in parentheses.

Do not repeat subfield e. Enter multiple accompanying material statements in the same subfield e.

300     1 sound disc (54 min.) : b analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; c 14 in. + e 1 pamphlet (12 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.)
COM

For computer files, use subfield e for the type of accompanying material. Enter the physical description of the accompanying material in parentheses.

Do not repeat subfield e. Enter multiple accompanying material statements in the same subfield e.

300     1 CD-ROM : b sd., col. ; c 4 3/4 in. + e 1 user guide.
300     1 computer disk : b col. ; c 5 1/4 in. + e 2 demonstration disks + 2 codebooks.
300     1 computer disk ; c 3 1/2 in. + e reference manual.
300     1 computer disk ; c 5 1/4 in. + e 1 v. (21 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.)
300     4 computer disks ; c 5 1/4 in. + e 2 user's guides.
f Type of unit The type of unit (e.g., box, cu. ft., linear ft., page, or volume) to which the extent of an item relates. Use to identify the configuration of material and how it is stored.
All formats
300     21 f boxes a (7 f linear ft.)
300     24 f file drawers.

Repeat subfield f when alternate or additional forms of extent data are given. Record alternate forms of extent data in parentheses.

300     5 f boxes a (3 f linear ft.)
g Size of unit The size of the type of unit recorded in the preceding subfield f.
All formats
300     3 diary a 1 f volume a (464 f pages) g 21 x 35 cm.
300     3 records a 1 f box g 2 x 4 x 3 1/2 ft.

Repeat subfield g when additional forms of extent data are given.

3 Materials specified The part of the described materials to which the field applies. Subfield 3 is either immediately before or after the physical description data.
All formats
300     1 reel of 1 (34 ft.) : b si., b&w ; c 35 mm. 3 dupe neg.
300     3 personal correspondence a 21 f linear ft.
300     3 unprocessed remainder a 35 f linear ft.
300     3 diaries a 3 f v.
300     3 correspondence a 3 f boxes.

Printing

ISBD records. Field 300 prints in the physical description area as a new paragraph following the imprint. Subfield 3 prints as entered.
 
300     79, [1], 64 p. : b ill. ; c 19 cm.
490   The King Penguin books ; v 27
Prints as:
79, [1], 65 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. -- (The King Penguin books ; 27)
  BKS, CNR, VIS, MAP, REC, SCO, COM. The print program provides three leading spaces if subfield a (Extent) does not contain a number.
 

VIS, MIX. If a record contains more than one 300 field, only the first 300 field prints.

Oversize printing

BKS, CNR, MIX, SCO. Information in subfield c determines printing of an oversize symbol.

If subfield c indicates that the item is oversize (according to your profile), the print program supplies an oversize designation.

To determine whether the item is oversize, the system checks the size entered in centimeters (cm.). If you enter a size in millimeters (mm.), the system calculates the equivalent value in centimeters.

If subfield c contains a range of heights the print program uses the second height to determine whether an item is oversize. Do not enter spaces before or after the hyphen. Spaces entered before and after the hyphen cause the print program to use only the first height.

300     v. : b ill. ; c 22-35 cm

If subfield c has both height and width, the print program uses both dimensions to determine whether the item is oversize.

An oversize designation is not supplied for subfield g.

SCO. If a 300 field has two subfield c's, the system checks only the first to determine whether the item is oversize.

Printing of oversize for accompanying material

If the accompanying material is oversize and the main piece is not and you want an oversize symbol to be printed, enter the oversize symbol as an input stamp in field 049.

A field 049 is useful only if the regular oversize symbol prints either above or below the call number and if the appropriate input stamp (above or below the call number) prints on the appropriate cards.

If you cannot use an input stamp in field 049, enter the call number, including oversize symbol, in field 099.

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