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Cont:  Nature of Contents



Bytes

BKS: 008/24-27; 006/07-10

CNR: 008/25-27; 006/08-10

Input Standards

BKS: Optional. Four one-character codes. Default:  blank character blank character blank character blank character

CNR: Optional. Three one-character codes. Default:  blank character blank character blank character

Definition

 
BKS, 006

The item contains certain types of materials. Generally, use a specific code only if all, or a significant part, of the item is the type of material represented by the code. Information for these character positions is usually derived from other areas of the bibliographic record (e.g., from field 245 or the 5xx or 6xx fields).

Use up to four codes. If you assign fewer than four codes, left-justify and leave the unused positions blank. If more than four codes are appropriate, select the four most significant. If no codes are applicable, leave blank.

CNR, 006 

The item contains certain types of materials. Generally, use a specific code only if a significant part of the item is the type of material represented by the code. If the nature of the item consists entirely of a certain type of material, code that in EntW. Information for these character positions is usually derived from other areas of the bibliographic record (e.g., from field 245 or the 5xx or 6xx fields).

Use up to three codes. If you assign fewer than three codes, left-justify and leave the unused positions blank. If more than three codes are appropriate, select the three most significant. If no codes are applicable, leave blank.

Codes

 
 
blank character  

Not specified

BKS, CNR. The nature of the contents of an item is not specified.

Cont     blank character blank character blank character blank character
245 The responsibilities of leadership / ǂc ...
      [No specific nature of contents given]
 
a

Abstracts/summaries

BKS, CNR. The item contains abstracts or summaries of other publications. Do not use when a publication includes an abstract or summary of its own content.

Cont     a blank character blank character blank character
245
Fiber optics.
650   Fiber optics ǂv Abstracts.
 
b

Bibliographies

BKS, CNR. All or part of an item is a bibliography or bibliographies. Use only if the bibliography is substantial enough to be mentioned in the bibliographic record. Because bibliographies are part of the definition of code n, do not use code b when code n is present.

Cont     b blank character blank character blank character
504     Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-177).
 
c

Catalogs

BKS. The item is a catalog. It also includes lists of collectible objects, such as stamps and coins or trade catalogs. For catalogs of books, sound recordings or motion pictures, use code b, code k or code q with code c.

CNR. The item includes a catalog (i.e., a list of items in a collection). It also includes lists of collectible objects, such as stamps and coins or trade catalogs. For catalogs of books, sound recordings or motion pictures, code b, code k or code q, is given with code c.

Cont     c blank character blank character blank character
245 1 4 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide / ǂc ...
650   0 Art ǂz New York (State) ǂz New York ǂv Catalogs.
d

Dictionaries

BKS. The item is a dictionary, glossary or gazetteer. Use code i for concordances. Code monographic biographical dictionaries as collective biography (Biog, code c) rather than using code d in Cont.

CNR. The item contains a dictionary, glossary or gazetteer. Use code i for concordances. Code h is used for serial biographical dictionaries.

Cont     d blank character blank character blank character
245 1 0 Dictionnaire de la langue québécoise.
e

Encyclopedias

BKS, CNR. The item is an encyclopedia or is an encyclopedic treatment of a specific topic.

Cont     e blank character blank character blank character
245 0 0 Encyclopedia of sediments & sedimentary rocks / ǂc edited by Gerard V. Middleton ...
650   0 Sediments (Geology) ǂv Encyclopedia.
f

Handbooks

BKS. The item is a handbook.

CNR. This item contains a handbook.

Cont     f blank character blank character blank character
245 1 4 The new cider maker's handbook : ǂb a comprehensive guide for craft producers / ǂc Claude Jolicoeur.
650   0 Cider ǂv Handbooks, manuals, etc.
g

Legal articles

BKS, CNR. The item has substantive articles on legal topics (e.g., those published in law school reviews).

Cont     g l blank character blank character
245 1 0 Laws of the land interpreted : ǂb compendium of contemporary law with analyses and commentary / ǂc edited by ...
h

Biography

BKS. Do not use.

CNR. Use for serials if the serial has biographical information and other material. The following items are biographical:

  • Straightforward accounts of the life of a person
  • Accounts of limited periods or aspects of the life of a person
  • Collections of materials that serve as a source of, or substitute for, an account of a life
  • Collective biographies
  • Literary criticism if more than half of the work is biographical
  • A work about a ruler and his reign if the ruler's life is given considerable attention
  • A work about a doctrine or movement if the work is largely biographical. However, material classified as genealogy is not biographical.
Cont     h blank character blank character
245 0 0 Nepal who's who.
651   0 Nepal ǂv Biography ǂv Dictionaries.
i

Indexes

BKS. The item is an index to bibliographic material other than itself. Do not use code i when a publication contains an index to its own content.

CNR. The item has indexes of other material. Use for newspaper indexes, periodical indexes, concordances, etc. This category includes only indexes to bibliographical items. It does not include publications like Merck Index. It does not include indexes to the item itself.

Cont     c i blank character
245 0 0 Book auction records.
650   0 Book auctions ǂx Catalogs ǂv Indexes.
j

Patent document

BKS. The item contains a detailed description of an invention or discovery of a new and useful process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter or improvements thereof. A patent document may be one of several kinds of documents: a patent or similar document (e.g., inventor's certificate), a patent application (domestic, foreign, priority application, etc.) or a continuation/division of one of the above.

CNR. Do not use.

Cont     j blank character blank character blank character
245 0 0 Patenting lives : ǂb life patents, culture and development / ǂc edited by Johanna Gibson.
650   0 Biotechnology ǂv Patents.
k

Discographies

BKS. The entire item or a significant part of the item is a discography or discographies, or other bibliography of recorded sound. Use only if the discography is substantial enough to be mentioned in the bibliographic record. For discographies that are also catalogs, use both k and c.

CNR. A significant part of the item is a discography or discographies, or other bibliography of recorded sound. Use only if the discography is substantial enough to be mentioned in the bibliographic record. For discographies that are also catalogs, use both k and c.

Cont     k blank character blank character blank character
504     Discography: pages 85-97.
l

Legislation

BKS, CNR. The item contains full or partial texts of enactments of legislative bodies, published either in statutes or in code form. Use also when a work consists of texts of rules and regulations issued by executive or administrative agencies.

Cont     l blank character blank character blank character
245 1 4 The employment law sourcebook.
650   0 Labor laws and legislation ǂz United States.
m

Theses

BKS, CNR. The item is a thesis, dissertation or work identified as having been created to satisfy the requirements for an academic certification or degree.

Cont     m blank character blank character blank character
502     ǂb M.S. ǂc Oregon State University ǂd 2013
n

Surveys of the literature in a subject area

BKS, CNR. Such surveys summarize what has been published about a subject and, in most cases, include a list of references either in the body of the work or as a bibliography. Since bibliographies are included as part of the definition of code n, do not use code b and code n together.

o

Reviews

BKS. The item is entirely devoted to critical reviews of published or performed works (e.g., books, films, sound recordings, theater, etc.).

CNR. Includes critical reviews of published or performed works (e.g. books, films, soundrecordings, theater, etc.).

Cont     o blank character blank character blank character
245 1 0 Goodbye cinema, hello cinephilia : ǂb film culture in transition / ǂc Jonathan Rosenbaum.
650   0 Motion pictures ǂv Reviews.
p

Programmed texts

BKS, CNR. The item is a programmed text.

Cont     p blank character blank character
245 0 0 Clinical exercises in internal medicine.
650   2 Internal medicine ǂx Programmed texts.
q

Filmographies

BKS, CNR. The entire item, or a significant part of it, is a filmography or filmographies. Use only if the filmography is substantial enough to be mentioned in the bibliographic record. For filmographies that are also catalogs, use both code q and code c.

CNR. A significant part of the item is a filmography or filmographies. Use only if the filmography is substantial enough to be mentioned in the bibliographic record. For filmographies that are also catalogs, use both code q and code c.

Cont     q blank character blank character blank character
504     Filmography: pages 98-101.
r

Directories

BKS. An item is a directory or register of persons or corporate bodies. Code monographic biographical dictionaries as collective biography (Biog, code c) rather than using code d in Cont.

CNR. Includes a directory or register of persons or corporate bodies. Serial biographical dictionaries are coded in Cont as Biography (code h).

Cont     r s blank character
245 0 0 Cleaning services & supplies.
650   0 Building cleaning industry ǂz United States ǂv Statistics ǂv Periodicals.
650   0 Building cleaning industry ǂz United States ǂv Directories.
s

Statistics

BKS, CNR. The entire item or a significant part of it, is a collection of statistical data on a subject. Do not use for works about statistical methodology.

Cont     b s blank character
245 0 0 List of statistical series collected by international organizations.
t

Technical reports

BKS, CNR. The item contains technical report material. This is an item that is the result of scientific investigation or technical development, testing or evaluation, presented in a form suitable for dissemination to the technical community.

Cont     t blank character blank character blank character
245 1 0 Historic resources technical report, I-5 Fern Valley Interchange ....
u

Standards/specifications

BKS. An item is either a national, international or industry standard or a specification giving a precise statement of a process or a service requirement.

CNR. An item includes either a national, international or industry standard or a specification giving a precise statement of a process or a service requirement.

Cont     u blank character blank character blank character
245 0 0 Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs : ǂb guidelines on preparation ...
490 1   South African national standard ; ǂv SANS 11133-2:2004
650   0 Feeds ǂx Microbiology ǂv Specifications.
v

Legal cases and case notes

BKS, CNR. The item contains discussions such as those in the case comments section of law school reviews, of particular legal cases that have been decided by or that are pending before courts or administrative agencies.

Cont     v blank character blank character blank character
245 1 0 Civil Rights Division : ǂb selection of cases and reasons matters were closed ...
610 1 0 United States. ǂb Department of Justice. ǂb Civil Rights Division ǂv Trials, litigation, etc.
650   0 Civil rights ǂz United States ǂv Cases.
w

Law reports and digests

BKS, CNR. The item contains the texts of decisions of courts or administrative agencies. Use also when an item consists of texts of digests of such decisions.

Cont     w blank character blank character blank character
245 0 0 The Kercher reports : ǂb decisions of the New South Wales superior courts, 1788 to 1827 / ǂc edited by Bruce Kercher ...
650   0 Law reports, digests, etc. ǂz Australia ǂz New South Wales ǂx History ǂy 18th century.
x

Other reports

BKS. Do not use.

CNR. Library and Archives Canada use in serials only.

y

Yearbooks

BKS, CNR. Reference publication issued on an annual or less frequent basis that contains articles summarizing the accomplishments or events of a particular year within a specific discipline or area of endeavor. Annual reports, which are administrative overviews of an organization, are not coded here. Note: Code y was made obsolete in 1988 and restored in 2009.

Cont     y blank character blank character blank character
245 0 4
Das Jahrbuch 2003 = ǂb The 2003 yearbook / ǂc ...
650   0 Advertising photography ǂz Germany.
z

Treaties

BKS. The item is a treaty or accord negotiated between two or more parties to settle a disagreement, establish a relationship, grant rights, etc.

CNR. Includes treaties or accords negotiated between two or more parties to settle a disagreement, establish a relationship, grant rights, etc.

Cont     z blank character blank character blank character
110 1 0 Canada.
240 1 0 Treaties, etc. ǂg United States, ǂd 1942 March 4
245 1 0 Convention and protocol between Canada and the United States of America for the avoidance of double taxation ...
650   0 Double taxation ǂv Treaties.
2

Offprints

BKS. Publication that originally was published as an article in a monograph or a serial and that is also issued separately and independently. Includes preprints and postprints.

CNR. Do not use.

Cont     2 blank character blank character blank character
245 1 0 Religious-based employment practices of the churches : ǂb an international comparison ...
500     Offprint: Temple international and comparative law journal. Volume 26, number 2 (fall 2012).
5

Calendars

BKS, CNR. Published systems of organizing days. These may be academic calendars or almanacs, calendars published by bodies, such as labor organizations, library associations, etc.

Cont     5 blank character blank character blank character
245 0 0 Agenda 2001.
650   0 Anarchists ǂv Biography ǂv Calendars.
6

Comics/graphic novels

BKS, CNR. Instances of "sequential art" in which a story (whether fact or fiction) is told primarily through a set of images (often in the form of multiple "panels" per page) presented concurrently but meant to be "read" sequentially by the viewer. The accompanying narrative and/or dialog text, when it occurs, works integrally with the images to tell the story. Note: Replaces code c (comic strip) in LitF.

Cont     6 blank character blank character blank character
245 1 4 The lightening thief : ǂb the graphic novel / ǂc by Rick Riordan ...
650   0 Mythology,Greek ǂv Comic books, strips, etc.
fill character

No attempt to code

BKS, CNR. If the fill character is used, all positions must be coded with the fill character.

Indexing

This fixed field element is not indexed.

This page last revised: August 23, 2016