007  Physical Description Fixed Field (NR)

Contents   Leader   0xx   3xx   5xx   8xx  

Indicators and Subfield Codes

This field has no indicators or subfield codes; the data elements are positionally defined by category of material. Categories of material are listed alphabetically by code.

Character Positions

Map (007/00=a)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation
02  Undefined
03  Color
04  Physical medium
05  Type of reproduction
06  Production/reproduction details
07  Positive/negative aspect

Electronic resource (007/00=c)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation
02  Undefined
03  Color
04  Dimensions
05  Sound on medium or separate
06-08  Image bit depth
09  File formats
10  Quality assurance targets
11  Antecedent/source
12  Level of compression
13  Reformatting quality

Globe (007/00=d)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation
02  Undefined
03  Color
04  Physical medium
05  Type of reproduction
00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation
02  Undefined
03-04  Class of braille writing
05  Level of contraction
06-08  Braille music format
09  Special physical characteristics

Projected graphic (007/00=g)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation
02  Undefined
03  Color
04  Base of emulsion
05  Sound on medium or separate
06  Medium for sound
07  Dimensions
08  Secondary support material

Microform (007/00=h)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation
02  Undefined
03  Positive/negative aspect
04  Dimensions
05  Reduction ratio range
06-08  Reduction ration
09  Color
10  Emulsion on film
11  Generation
12  Base of film

Nonprojected graphic (007/00=k)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation
02  Undefined
03  Color
04  Primary support material
05  Secondary support material

Motion picture (007/00=m)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation
02  Undefined
03  Color
04  Motion picture presentation format
05  Sound on medium or separate
06  Medium for sound
07  Dimensions
08  Configuration of playback channels
09  Production elements
10  Positive/negative aspect
11  Generation
12  Base of film
13  Refined categories of color
14  Kind of color stock or print
15  Deterioration stage
16  Completeness
17-22  Film inspection date

Kit (007/00=o)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation

Notated music (007/00=q)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation

Remote-sensing image (007/00=r)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation
02  Undefined
03  Altitude of sensor
04  Attitude of sensor
05  Cloud cover
06  Platform construction type
07  Platform use category
08  Sensor type
09-10  Data type

Sound recording (007/00=s)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation
02  Undefined
03  Speed
04  Configuration of playback channels
05  Groove width/groove pitch
06  Dimensions
07  Tape width
08  Tape configuration
09  Kind of disc, cylinder, or tape
10  Kind of material
11  Kind of cutting
12  Special playback characteristics
13  Capture and storage technique

Text (007/00=t)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation

Videorecording (007/00=v)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation
02  Undefined
03  Color
04  Videorecording format
05  Sound on medium or separate
06  Medium for sound
07  Dimensions
08  Configuration of playback channels

Unspecified (007/00=z)

00  Category of material
01  Specific material designation

FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

 

This field contains codes that describe the physical characteristics of the copy of the bibliographic item for which holdings are recorded. The physical characteristics are usually derived from information in the related MARC bibliographic record, especially from field 300 (Physical Description) and/or one of the 5XX note fields.

Field 007 has a generic tree structure, whereby values given in 007/00 (Category of material) determine the data elements defined for subsequent character positions. Because the definitions of the codes in field 007 are dependent upon the character position in which they occur, the coding of any character position mandates that each preceding character position contains a code or a fill character (|).

The codes defined for the first character position (007/00, Category of material) are described below. Complete character position definitions and content designator guidelines for other positions in field 007 for each category of material for which the field is defined are in the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data .

Field 842 (Textual Physical Form Designator) may contain the category of material in textual form.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATIONS

CHARACTER POSITIONS

007/00    Category of Material  
 
a -    Map 
 

Code a is used for all cartographic materials except globes.

007   aj|canzn

[Item is a map (007/00 and 01); in color (03); and on paper (04)]

c -    Electronic resource 
 

Code c indicates that the item involves a medium intended to be used or processed by a computer.

007   cj|na blank character 

[Item is an electronic resource (007/00); magnetic disk (01); dimensions 3 ½ in. (04)]

d -    Globe 
 

Code d indicates that the item is a globe which is defined as the model of a celestial body, usually the earth or the celestial sphere, depicted on the surface of a sphere.

007   db|cen

[Item is a globe (007/00) of the moon (01); in color (03), made of plastic (04]

f -    Tactile material 
 

Code f indicates that the item is tactile material which is defined as material intended to be read or interpreted by touch.

g -    Projected graphic 
 

Code g indicates that the item is projected graphic material which is defined as a two-dimensional representation intended to be projected without motion by means of an optical device, for example, a filmstrip, slide, or transparency (includes x-rays).

007   go|cjbff blank character 

[Item is projected graphic material (007/00);a filmstrip (01); in color (03); on safety film (04); the sound is separate from the medium (05) on magnetic tape in a cassette (06); and the filmstrip is 35 mm. (07)]

h -    Microform 
 

Code h indicates that the item is a microform. Microform is a generic term for any medium, transparent or opaque, bearing microimages. A microimage is a unit (e.g., a page) of textual, graphic, or computer-generated material that is contained on aperture cards, microfiche, microfilm, microopaques, or other microformats and that is too small to be read without magnification. Microforms may be reproductions of existing textual or graphic materials or they may be original publications.

007   he|bmb024baca

[Item is a microform (007/00) (originally a printed work that has been filmed for reproduction in the microfiche format); released as a microfiche (01); has negative polarity (03); is approximately 4x6 in. (04); has a normal reduction ratio (05) of 24:1 (06-08); is monochromatic (09); has an emulsion of silver halide (10); is a service copy (11); and is on safety base film (12).]

k -    Nonprojected graphic 
 

Code k indicates that the item is nonprojected graphic material. This is defined generally, as a two-dimensional pictorial representation, whether opaque (for example, print, photoprint, drawing) or transparent, but not intended to be projected for viewing (for example, a photographic negative).

007   kl|ao blank character 

[Item is a nonprojected graphic (007/00); a technical drawing (01); in a single color (03); is on paper (04); has no secondary support material (05).]

m -    Motion picture 
 

Code m indicates that the item is a motion picture, which is defined as a series of still pictures on film, with or without sound, designed to be projected in rapid succession to produce the optical effect of motion.

007   mr|caaadmnartauac198606

[Item is a motion picture (007/00); on reel (01); in color (03); standard sound aperture (04); on medium (05); optical track (06); 16 mm. (07); monaural sound (08); production elements not applicable (09); positive emulsion (10); reference print/viewing copy (11); safety base (triacetate) (12); three-layer color (13); kind of color film stock unknown (14); no apparent deterioration (15); complete film (16); and film inspected June 1986 (17-22).]

o -    Kit 
 

Code o indicates that the item is a kit, which is defined as a mixture of various components issued as a unit and intended primarily for instructional purposes. No one component is identifiable as the predominant component of the item. Examples are packages of assorted materials, such as a set of K-12 social studies curriculum material (books, workbooks, guides, activities, etc.), or packages of educational test materials (tests, answer sheets, scoring guides, score charts, interpretative manuals, etc.).

007   ou
q -    Notated music 
 

Code q indicates that the item is notated music, which is defined as graphic, non-realized representations of musical works, both in printed and digitized manifestations. It includes musical scores and/or parts, diagrammatic representations, tablature, instructions for chance compositions, pictures or paintings intended as musical compositions, square note notation, klavirskribo, chant notation, neumes, braille, and other ways of representing the four components of musical sound: pitch, duration, timbre, and loudness. Notated music is often the means for communicating to the performer(s) how the musical work notated therein is to be realized in sound.

007   qu
r -    Remote-sensing image 
 

Code r indicates that the item is a remote-sensing image or remote-sensing map. This is an image produced by a recording device that is not in physical or intimate contact with the object under study.

s -    Sound recording 
 

Code s indicates that the item is a sound recording, defined as a disc, tape, film, cylinder, or wire on which sound vibrations have been registered so that the sound may be reproduced, or paper rolls on which the notes of a musical composition are represented by perforations in the paper and from which sound can be mechanically produced.

007   sd|bsmennmplud

[Item is a sound recording (007/00); released as a sound disc (01); with speed of 33 1/3 rpm (03); is stereo (04); with microgrooves (05); on a 12 in. disc (06); is mass-produced (09); on plastic (10); with lateral cutting (11); any special playback characteristics are unknown (12); and digital capture and storage (13).]

t -    Text 
 

Code t indicates that the item is text, defined as printed or manuscript material that is accessible to the naked eye (e.g., a book, a pamphlet, a broadside).

007   ta

[Item is regular print text.]

007   td

[Item is in a loose-leaf binder.]

v -    Videorecording 
 

Code v indicates that the item is a videorecording, defined as a recording on which visual images, usually in motion and accompanied by sound, have been registered. It is designed for playback by means of a television set.

007   vf|caahos

[Item is a videorecording (007/00); in a cassette (01); in color (03); in the Beta format (04); has sound on medium (05); on videotape (06); tape width is ½ in. (07); with stereophonic sound (08).]

z -    Unspecified 
 

Code z indicates that the item is not identified by one of the other 007 code values or that its multiple physical forms are not being specifically denoted.

007   zm

[Item is a collection containing different material categories and separate 007 fields are not being input for the various components.]