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338 - Carrier Type (R)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - Full
October 2009

First Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined

Second Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined


Subfield Codes
$a - Carrier type term (R)
$b - Carrier type code (R)
$2 - Source (NR)
$3 - Materials specified (NR)
$6 - Linkage (NR)
$8 - Field link and sequence number (R)

FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

Carrier type reflects the format of the storage medium and housing of a carrier in combination with the media type (which indicates the intermediation device required to view, play, run, etc., the content of a resource). Used as an alternative to or in addition to the coded expression of carrier type in field 007/01 (Specific material designation). Field 338 information enables indication of more specific carrier types and carrier types from various lists.

Multiple media types from the same source vocabulary or code list may be recorded in the same field in separate occurrences of subfield $a (Carrier type term) and subfield $b (Carrier type code). Terms from different source vocabularies are recorded in separate occurrences of the field.


GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATORS

INDICATORS

SUBFIELD CODES

$a - Carrier type term
Term for the category of carrier used to convey the content of the resource.
338 ##$aaudio disc$2rdacarrier
338 ##$avideodisc$bvd$2rdacarrier
$b - Carrier type code
Code for the category of carrier used to convey the content of the resource.
338 ##$bsd$2rdacarrier
338 ##$bvd$2rdacarrier
$2 - Source
MARC code that identifies the source of the term or code used to record the carrier type information.
Code from: Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes.
338 ##$bnb$2rdacarrier$3liner notes
$3 - Materials specified
Part of the described materials to which the field applies.
338 ##$asheet$2rdacarrier$3liner notes
$6 - Linkage
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$8 - Field link and sequence number
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.

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