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256  Computer File Characteristics (NR)

Input Standards

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
‡a Computer file characteristics (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory

Definition

Computer file characteristics that include the type of file (e.g., Electronic program) and the number of records, statements, etc. (e.g., 1250 records, 5076 bytes).

Note: According to AACR2, this area is no longer used for electronic resources.

1st Indicator

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

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

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

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
‡a Computer file characteristics

File characteristics that include the type of file and the number of records. In records formulated according to ISBD principles, the number of records, statements, bytes, etc., is enclosed in parentheses.

256     Electronic data (2 files : 800, 1250 records) and programs (3 files : 7260, 3490, 5076 bytes)
256     Electronic program (1 file : 200 statements)
256     Electronic programs (2 files : 4300, 1250 bytes)

Printing

Field 256 prints in the title paragraph following the title (field 245) or edition statement (field 250). The print program supplies a space-dash-space ( -- ) between field 256 and the fields that precede and follow it. Field 256 prints following field 245 or field 250 and preceding field 362 with 1st indicator value 0. For more information, see OCLC Catalog Cards: http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/worldcat/cataloging/cards/default.htm.