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340 - Physical Medium (R)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - concise
July 2022

Physical description information for an item that requires technical equipment for its use, and/or more granular description information of an item's material properties to facilitate access and discovery or to support collection management.

Indicators

First - Undefined
# - Undefined
Second - Undefined
# - Undefined

Subfield Codes

$a - Material base and configuration (R)
$b - Dimensions (R)
$c - Materials applied to surface (R)
$d - Information recording technique (R)
$e - Support (R)
$f - Reduction ratio value (R)
$g - Color content (R)
$h - Location within medium (R)
$i - Technical specifications of medium (R)
$j - Generation (R)
$k - Layout (R)
$l - Binding (R)
$m - Book format (R)
$n - Font size (R)
$o - Polarity (R)
$p - Illustrative content (R)
$q - Reduction ratio designator (R)
$0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$1 - Real World Object URI (R)
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$2 - Source (NR)
$3 - Materials specified (NR)
$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

340 ##$amarble.
340 ##$aparchment$b20 cm. folded to 10 x 12 cm.
340 ##$3self-portrait$arice paper$b7" x 9"$ccolored inks$enone$hbetween entry for April 7 and April 19, 1843.
340 ##$dhandwritten$dtyped.
340 ##$acanvas$b30 x 57 cm.$ccolored oil-base paints$ewood.
340 ##$f24:1
340 ##$3case files$f48x.
340 ##$awove paper
340 ##$cink$2rdamat
340 ##$cgouache$2rdamat
340 ##$dlithography$2rdapm
340 ##$dcollage
340 ##$gpolychrome$2rdacc
340 ##$acardboard$2rdamat
340 ##$cprinting ink
340 ##$dcollotype$2rdapm
340 ##$gblack and white
340 ##$joriginal$2rdagen
340 ##$jprinting master$2rdagen
340 ##$kdouble sided$2rdalay
340 ##$lsaddle stitch binding$2rdatb
340 ##$lCoptic bindings$2aat
340 ##$lCorrugated board bindings (Binding)$2rbmscv
340 ##$lPainted paper bindings (Binding)$2rbmscv
340 ##$3teacher edition$lcase binding$2rdatb
340 ##$3coursebook$lperfect binding$2rdatb
340 ##$3workbook$lspiral binding$2rdatb
340 ##$mfolio$2rdabf
340 ##$m4to$2rdabf
340 ##$ngiant print (36 point)$2rdafs
340 ##$opositive$2rdapo
340 ##$gcolor$pillustrations
340 ##$gone color$pmaps
340 ##$3case files$qhigh reduction$2rdarr
340 ##$3case files$aaperture cards$b9 x 19 cm.$dmicrofilm$f48x.

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(07/07/2022)
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