007  Physical Description Fixed Field (Notated Music) (R)

Record Type


Input Standards

Field (Full/Minimal)
1st Indicator  Undefined
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2nd Indicator  Undefined
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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 notated music. 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.


007     q ǂb u
300     1 study score (44 pages) ; ǂc 21 cm

1st Indicator

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

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2nd Indicator

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

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ǂa Category of material

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


Notated Music. 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, klavarskribo, 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.

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 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 (Notated Music).