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

Record Type


Input Standards

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Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Category of material (007/00) (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂb Specific material designation (007/01) (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory


All formats

The physical characteristics of notated music. 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

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2nd Indicator

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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.

This page last revised: October 13, 2017