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344 Sound Characteristics (R)

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 Type of recording (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡b Recording medium (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡c Playing speed (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡d Groove characteristic (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡e Track configuration (R) Optional/Optional
‡f Tape configuration (R) Optional/Optional
‡g Configuration of playback channels (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡h Special playback characteristics (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡0 Authority record control number or standard number (R) Optional/Optional
‡2 Source (NR) Optional/Optional
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional

Definition

Technical specifications relating to the encoding of sound in a resource.

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 Type of recording

The method used to encode audio content for playback (e.g., analog, digital).

300     1 audio disc : ‡b analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; ‡c 12 in.
344     analog ‡c 33 1/3 rpm ‡g stereo ‡2 rda
‡b Recording medium

The type of medium used to record sound on an audio carrier (e.g., magnetic, optical).

300     1 videodisc (86 min.) : ‡b sound, color ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.
344     digital ‡b optical ‡g surround ‡h Dolby Digital 5.1 ‡2 rda
‡c Playing speed

The speed at which an audio carrier must be operated to produce the sound intended.

300     7 audio discs ‡b analog, 78 rpm, mono ; ‡c 10 in.
344     analog ‡c 78 rpm ‡g mono ‡2 rda
‡d Groove characteristic

The groove width of an analog disc or the groove pitch of an analog cylinder.

300     3 audio discs : ‡b analog, 78 rpm, coarse groove, mono ; ‡c 10 in.
344     analog ‡c 78 rpm ‡d coarse groove ‡g mono ‡2 rda
‡e Track configuration

The configuration of the audio track on a sound-track film.

300     1 sound track film reel (10 min.) : ‡b magnetic, 25 fps, edge track ; ‡c 16 mm
344     analog ‡b magnetic ‡e edge track ‡g mono ‡2 rda
‡f Tape configuration

The number of tracks on an audiotape.

300     1 audiocassette : ‡b 3 3/4 ips, mono. ; ‡c 10 x 7 cm, 4 mm tape.
344     analog ‡b magnetic ‡c 3 3/4 ips ‡f 2 track ‡g mono ‡2 rda
‡g Configuration of playback channels

The number of sound channels used to make a recording (e.g., one channel for a monophonic recording, two channels for a stereophonic recording).

300     1 audio disc : ‡b digital ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.
344     digital ‡g stereo ‡2 rda
‡h Special playback characteristics

An equalization system, noise reduction system, etc., used in making an audio recording.

300     1 audiocassette : ‡b Dolby-B encoded ‡c 1/2 in.
344     analog ‡g stereo ‡h Dolby-B encoded ‡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/) 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.

‡2 Source

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

344     analog ‡c 33 1/3 rpm ‡g stereo ‡2 rda
344     digital ‡g stereo ‡2 rda
‡3 Materials specified

Part of the described materials to which the field applies.

344     digital ‡g surround ‡2 rda ‡3 Blu-ray disc
344     digital ‡g stereo ‡2 rda ‡3 audio disc

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 344.

Printing

Field 344 does not print.

This page last revised: August 19, 2014