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348  Notated Music Characteristics (R)

Record Type

BIB

Input Standards

Field (Full/Minimal)
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 (Full/Minimal)
ǂa Format of notated music term (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂb Format of notated music code (R) Optional/Optional
ǂc Form of musical notation term (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂd Form of musical notation code (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ1 Real World Object URI (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ2 Source of term (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Required if applicable/Optional
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

The musical or physical layout of the content of a resource that is presented in the form of musical notation, as well as the form of musical notation itself.

For information on punctuation, see the Punctuation section below.

Guidelines

Multiple formats of notated music and multiple formats of musical notation should be recorded in separate occurrences of field 348. For example, for a score with part, in staff notation:

 
348     score ǂb 1007 ǂ2 rdafnm
348     part ǂb 1004 ǂ2 rdafnm
348     ǂc staff notation ǂd 1007 ǂ2 rdafmn

For additional guidance on describing and encoding the attributes of notated music, see the Music Library Association's Best Practices for Music Cataloging Using RDA and MARC 21 for Chapter 3 and Best Practices for Music Cataloging Using RDA and MARC 21 for Chapter 7.

1st Indicator

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

 
blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

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

 
blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
ǂa Format of notated music term

Term for the format of notated music in the resource. For a list of RDA-controlled terms, see RDA Format of Notated Music.

348     score ǂb 1007 ǂ2 rdafnm
348     part ǂb 1004 ǂ2 rdafnm
348     ǂ3 score ǂa vocal score ǂb 1007 ǂ2 rdafnm
348     ǂ3 score ǂa piano conductor part ǂb 1005 ǂ2 rdafnm
348     ǂ3 score ǂa part ǂb 1004 ǂ2 rdafnm
ǂb Format of notated music code

Code for the format of notated music in the resource. For codes identifying RDA format of notated music, see RDA Format of Notated Music.

348     chorus score ǂb 1002 ǂ2 rdafnm
348     study score ǂb 1008 ǂ2 rdafnm
348     violin conductor part ǂb 1010 ǂ2 rdafnm
ǂc Form of musical notation term

Term for the form of musical notation in the resource. For a list of RDA-controlled terms, see RDA Form of Musical Notation.

348     ǂc staff notation ǂd 1007 ǂ2 rdafmn
348     ǂc graphic notation ǂd 1001 ǂ2 rdafmn
ǂd Form of musical notation code

Code for the form of musical notation in the resource. For codes identifying RDA form of musical notation, see RDA Form of Musical Notation.

348     ǂc letter notation ǂd 1002 ǂ2 rdafmn
348     ǂc number notation ǂd 1004 ǂ2 rdafmn
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number

Do not include subfield ǂ0 in WorldCat records. In the future, OCLC will provide the capability to output URIs in subfield ǂ0 based on the coding of subfields ǂa, ǂb, ǂc, ǂd, and ǂ2. For information about subfield ǂ0, see Control Subfields.

ǂ1 Real World Object URI

Do not include subfield ǂ1 in WorldCat records. In the future, OCLC will provide the capability to output URIs in subfield ǂ1 based on the coding of subfields ǂa, ǂb, ǂc, ǂd, and ǂ2. For information about subfield ǂ1, see Control Subfields.

ǂ2 Source of term

Identification of the source of the term or code used to record the format of notated music or the form of musical notation when it is from a controlled list. Terms in subfield ǂa and codes in subfield ǂb, from the RDA Format of Notated Music, are coded rdafnm in subfield ǂ2. Terms in subfield ǂa and codes in subfield ǂb, from the RDA Form of Musical Notation, are coded rdafmn in subfield ǂ2. For more information about subfield ǂ2, see Control Subfields.

348     choir book ǂb 1001 ǂ2 rdafnm
348     ǂc neumatic notation ǂd 1010 ǂ2 rdafmn
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

348     ǂ3 score ǂa score ǂb 1007 ǂ2 rdafnm
348     ǂ3 score ǂa vocal score ǂb 1011 ǂ2 rdafnm
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 manually 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

For records containing or omitting punctuation, follow these instructions:

  • Include incidental punctuation needed within any subfields, e.g., commas, periods (following abbreviations or initials), etc.
  • Omit punctuation preceding each subfield unless the preceding subfield ends with an abbreviation or initial
  • Omit the terminal period at the end of the field unless the last word is an abbreviation or initial
348     piano score ǂb 1006 ǂ2 rdafnm

For more information on punctuation, including OCLC policy, see section 2.8, Punctuation.

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 348.

MARC 21

For more information, including content designator history, see MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, field 348.

This page last revised: October 19, 2021