007  Physical Description Fixed Field (Kit) (R)

Record Type


Input Standards

Field (Full/Minimal)
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards (Full/Minimal)
ǂa Category of material (007/00) (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂb Specific material designation (007/01) (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory



The physical characteristics of a kit. Field 007 is valid in all formats so you can code for the physical characteristics of the parts of an item such as accompanying material.


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[Language instructional kit consisting of 1 activity book, 1 assessment book, 1 song book, 5 readers, 49 flashcards, 5 posters, 1 DVD, and 1 CD-ROM]

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank.

blank character


2nd Indicator

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

blank character



ǂa Category of material

A one-character alphabetic code that indicates the category of material to which the item belongs is kit


Kit. 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.).

ǂb Specific material designation

A one-character alphabetic code that describes the special class of material (usually the class of physical object) to which an item belongs.


Unspecified. The specific material designation for the kit is not specified.


For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 007.


For more information, including content designator history, see MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, field 007 (Kit).