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346  Video Characteristics (R)

Record Type

BIB

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Required if applicable
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Video format (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂb Broadcast standard (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ2 Source of term (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

Technical specifications relating to the encoding of video images in a resource.

Guidelines

Prefer use of a separate field for each unique term. For example, for a Beta videocassette:

 
346     Beta ǂ2 rdavf
346     ǂb SECAM ǂ2 rdabs

For additional guidance on describing and encoding the attributes of video recording carriers see OLAC Online Audiovisual Catalogers' Best Practices for Cataloging DVD-Video and Blu-Ray Discs (http://olacinc.org/sites/capc_files/DVD_RDA_Guide.pdf).

1st Indicator

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

 
blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

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

 
blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
ǂa Video format

A standard, etc., used to encode the analog video content of a resource. For a list of RDA-controlled terms, see the RDA Registry (https://www.rdaregistry.info/termList/videoFormat/).

346     VHS ǂ2 rdavf
346     U-matic ǂ2 rdavf
ǂb Broadcast standard

A system used to format an analog or digital video resource for television broadcast. For a list of RDA-controlled terms, see the RDA Registry (http://www.rdaregistry.info/termList/broadcastStand/).

346     ǂb SECAM ǂ2 rdabs
346     ǂb HDTV ǂ2 rdabs
347     video file ǂ2 rdaft
347     ǂb DVD video
347     ǂe region 4 ǂ2 rdare
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number

For information about subfield ǂ0, see Control Subfields.

ǂ2 Source of term

Identification of the source of the term when it is from a controlled list. For more information about subfield ǂ2, see Control Subfields.

346     VHS ǂ2 rdavf
346     ǂb PAL ǂ2 rdabs
346     ǂ3 videodisc ǂb NTSC ǂ2 rdabs
347     ǂ3 videodisc ǂa video file ǂ2 rdaft
347     ǂ3 videodisc ǂb DVD video
347     ǂ3 videodisc ǂe region 1 ǂ2 rdare
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

346     ǂ3 original videocassette ǂa VHS ǂ2 rdavf
346     ǂ3 original videocassette ǂb NTSC ǂ2 rdabs
346     ǂ3 videodisc ǂb NTSC ǂ2 rdabs
347     ǂ3 videodisc ǂa video file ǂ2 rdaft
347     ǂ3 videodisc ǂb Blu-ray
347     ǂ3 videodisc ǂe region A ǂ2 rdare
ǂ6 Linkage

Data that link fields when non-Latin script is entered. This subfield is system supplied and does not appear in OCLC online displays. Do not add subfield ǂ6. For more information about subfield ǂ6, see Control Subfields.

ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

Punctuation

Omit punctuation except after an abbreviation.

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 346.

This page last revised: April 6, 2018