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338 - Carrier Type (R)


MARC 21 Holdings - Concise
2009

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.

Indicators
First - Undefined
# - Undefined
Second - Undefined
# - Undefined
Subfield Codes
$a - Carrier type term (R)
$2 - Source (NR)
Code from: Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes.
$3 - Materials specified (NR)
Part of the described materials to which the field applies.
$6 - Linkage (NR)
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$8 - Field link and sequence number (R)
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
Examples
338 ##$aaudio disc$2rdacarrier
338 ##$avideodisc$bvd$2rdacarrier
338 ##$bsd$2rdacarrier
338 ##$bvd$2rdacarrier
338 ##$bnb$2rdacarrier$3liner notes
338 ##$asheet$2rdacarrier$3liner notes

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