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338  Carrier Type (R)

       

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
‡a Carrier type term (R) To be determined/To be determined
‡b Carrier type code (R) To be determined/To be determined
‡2 Source (NR) To be determined/To be determined
‡3 Materials specified (NR) To be determined/To be determined




Definition

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 subfield ‡b (Specific material designation). Field 338 information enables indication of more specific carrier types and carrier types from various lists.

Multiple carrier types should be recorded in separate occurrences of field 338.

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 Carrier type term   Carrier type of the work being described. Use terms which correspond to the language of cataloging used in other parts of the description (see field 040 ‡b for more information). For a list of RDA carrier type terms, see RDA 3.3.
338     audio disc ‡b sd ‡2 rdacarrier
338     videodisc ‡b vd ‡2 rdacarrier
‡b Carrier type code   Code representing the carrier type of the work being described. For codes identifying RDA carrier types (i.e., subfield ‡2 is coded rdacarrier), see Term and Code List for RDA Carrier Types (http://www.loc.gov/standards/valuelist/rdacarrier.html).
338     microfiche ‡b he ‡2 rdacarrier
338     computer disc ‡b cd ‡2 rdacarrier
‡2 Source   MARC code that identifies the source of the term or code used to record the content type information. See Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes (http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/genre-form.html).
338     volume ‡b nc ‡2 rdacarrier
‡3 Materials specified   Part of the described materials to which the field applies. Subfield ‡3 should be placed at the end of field.
338     sheet ‡b nb ‡2 rdacarrier ‡3 liner notes

Printing

Field 338 does not print.

Last revised: October 14, 2013