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340  Physical Medium (R)

       

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character  Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character  Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
‡a Material base and configuration (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡b Dimensions (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡c Material applied to surface (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡d Information recording technique (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡e Support (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡f Production rate/ratio (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡h Location within medium (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡i Technical specifications of medium (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡j Generation (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡k Layout (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡m Book format (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡n Font size (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡o Polarity (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡0 Authority record control number or standard number (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡2 Source (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡3 Materials specified (NR)

Required if applicable /Required if applicable

VIS, MIX: Optional /Optional





Definition

Physical description information for an item that requires technical equipment for its use or an item that has special conservation or storage needs. Coded physical information is contained in a 007 Physical Description Fixed Field (See the field 007  Introduction).

Repeat field 340 for each subfield ‡3.

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 Material base and configuration   The material base (physical substance) and configuration on which the information is recorded. Material bases include acetate, canvas, clay, film, glass, vellum and wood. Configurations include cartridge, chip, dot, fiche, globe, and sheet, and audio-, magnetic-, micro-, ultra-, and videotape.
340     marble.
[The medium is for a sculpture.] 
‡b Dimensions   The measurements of the material configuration (e.g., 35 mm. for film, 90 minute for cassette tape, 4" x 6" for microfiche and 12 inch for sound disc).
340     parchment ‡b 20 cm folded to 10 x 12 cm
‡c Material applied to surface   The physical substance applied to the material base (e.g., ink, oil, paint, tempera or a specific photographic emulsion such as albumen).
340     ‡3 self-portrait ‡a rice paper ‡b 7" x 9" ‡c colored inks ‡e none ‡h between entry for April 7 and April 19, 1843.
‡d Information recording technique   The means or technique used to record the information in or on the material base (e.g., cut, embossed, molded, pressed, punched, thermofax and x-ray).
340     ‡d handwritten ‡d typed.
‡e Support   The physical material on which or in which records are mounted, bound or otherwise supported.
340     canvas ‡b 30 x 57 cm ‡c colored oil-based paints ‡e wood.
‡f Production rate/ratio   The normal rate or ratio at which the information in the material must be used to be meaningful (e.g., inches per second for tape recordings, magnification ratio for photographic reductions, revolutions per minute for recordings and scale for maps).
340     ‡3 case files ‡a aperture cards ‡b 9 x 19 cm ‡d microfilm ‡f 48x.
‡h Location within medium   The location of the described materials within the material base and configuration (e.g., band, page, track and frame number).
340     glass ‡b 45 x 15 feet ‡d embedded ‡e lead ‡h center panel.
‡i Technical specifications of medium   Access requirements involving technical equipment.
340     paper tape ‡d punched ‡i Ibord Model 74 tape reader.
‡j Generation 

The relationship between an original carrier and the carrier of a reproduction made from the original (e.g., a first generation camera master, a second generation printing master).

340     ‡j original ‡2 rda
340     ‡j printing master ‡2 rda

‡k Layout  The arrangement of text, images, etc., in a resource.
340     ‡k double sided ‡2 rda
‡m Book format  

The result of folding a printed sheet to form a gathering of leaves (e.g., a sheet folded once to form a folio, twice to form a quarto, three times to form an octavo).

340     ‡m folio ‡2 rda
340     ‡m 4to ‡2 rda

‡n Font size  

The size of the type used to represent the characters and symbols in a resource.

Font size may be expressed in general terms (e.g., large print), or by specifying in addition the dimensions of the type measured in points (e.g., 20 point).

340     ‡n giant print (36 point) ‡2 rda
‡o Polarity  

The relationship of the colors and tones in an image to the colors and tones of the object reproduced (e.g., positive, negative).

340     ‡o positive ‡2 rda
‡0 Authority record control number or standard number  

Subfield ‡0 (zero) contains the system control number of the related authority record or a standard identifier such as an International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI). The control number or identifier is preceded by the appropriate MARC Organization code (for a related authority record) or the Standard Identifier source code (for a standard identifier scheme), enclosed in parentheses. See MARC Code List for Organizations (http://www.loc.gov/marc/organizations/orgshome.html) for a listing of organization codes and Standard Identifier Source Codes (http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/standard-identifier.html) for code systems for standard identifiers. Subfield ‡0 is repeatable for different control numbers or identifiers.

Do not input subfield ‡0 in master records, instead use the control headings function. Local authority identifiers may be entered in subfield ‡0 locally, but should not be added to master records in WorldCat.

‡2 Source  

Identification of the source of terms when they are from a controlled list.

340

‡k double sided ‡2 rda
‡3 Materials specified  

The part of the described materials to which the field applies.

340     ‡3 case files ‡a aperture cards ‡b 9 x 19 cm ‡d microfilm ‡f 48x.

Printing

Field 340 does not print.

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