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007  Physical Description Fixed Field (Text) (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


ALL The physical characteristics of a material that is text. 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     t ǂb a
300     106 pages : ǂb illustrations ; ǂc 24 cm
007     t ǂb b
300     223 pages (large print) ; ǂc 24 cm
340     ǂn large print ǂ2 rdafs
007     t ǂb d
300     2 volumes (loose-leaf) : ǂb forms ; ǂc 30 cm

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 text.


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

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.


Regular print. Regular, eye-readable text.


Large print. Large print text is oversized print intended for use by the visually impaired.


Braille. Braille text is embossed characters that have been formed by raised dots in six-dot cells; braille is intended for use by the visually impaired.


Loose-leaf. Text in a loose-leaf binder.


Unspecified. The specific material designation is not specified.


Other. None of the other codes is appropriate.


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 (Text).

This page last revised: June 23, 2022