Form  Form of Item

 

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Bytes

BKS, CNR, COM, MIX, SCO, REC: 008/23; 006/06

MAP, VIS: 008/29; 006/12

Input Standards

BKS, CNR, COM, VIS, MIX, MAP, SCO, REC: Required if applicable. One-character code. Default:  blank character

Definition

 
BKS, CNR, COM, VIS, MIX, MAP, SCO, REC, 006

The form of material being described.

Codes

 
BKS, CNR, VIS, MIX, MAP, SCO, REC, 006 for all formats listed  
 
blank character None of the following. None of the other codes is appropriate.
 
a Microfilm. Item is a microfilm.
 
b Microfiche. Item is a microfiche.
 
c Microopaque. Item is a microopaque.
 
d Large print. Item is in a large print format. Items are usually identified as large-print by a qualifier to the ISBN, a series statement, or a formal edition statement. According to the standard set by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress, 14-point type is the minimum to be regarded as large type. Items labeled "large print" or "larger print," regardless of font size, should also be coded as large print.

See Reading Materials in Large Print: A Resource Guide ( http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/largeprint.html).

 
f Braille. Item is in braille.
 
o Online. The resource is accessed by means of hardware and software connections to a communications network. If a distinction between types of electronic resources is not necessary, code s can be used as a generic code for any form of electronic resource.
 
q Direct electronic. Storage on a directly accessible tangible recording medium, e.g. disc, tape, playaway device, flashdrive, portable hard drive, etc. If a distinction between types of electronic resources is not necessary, code s can be used as a generic code for any form of electronic resource.
 
r Regular print reproduction. Item is a reproduction in regular eye-readable print (e.g., a photocopy).
 
s Electronic. Item is intended for manipulation by a computer. The item may reside in a carrier accessed either directly or remotely. The item may also require the use of peripheral devices attached to the computer (e.g., a CD-ROM player). Do not use code s for items that do not require the use of a computer (e.g., music compact discs and videodiscs). This code can be used as a generic code for any form of electronic resource. Codes o and q may be used if there is a need to separately identify online and direct electronic resources.
   
COM, 006 for COM only  
 
blank character Unknown or unspecified.
 
o Online. The resource is accessed by means of hardware and software connections to a communications network.
 
q Direct electronic. Storage on a directly accessible tangible recording medium, e.g. disc, tape, playaway device, flashdrive, portable hard drive, etc.

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