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344 Sound Characteristics (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 Type of recording (R) To be determined/To be determined
‡b Recording medium (R) To be determined/To be determined
‡c Playing speed (R) To be determined/To be determined
‡d Groove characteristic (R) To be determined/To be determined
‡e Track configuration (R) To be determined/To be determined
‡f Tape configuration (R) To be determined/To be determined
‡g Configuration of playback channels (R) To be determined/To be determined
‡h Special playback characteristics (R) To be determined/To be determined
‡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).
344     analog ‡c 33 1/3 rpm ‡g stereo
‡b Recording medium The type of medium used to record sound on an audio carrier (e.g., magnetic, optical).
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.
344     ‡a analog ‡c 78 rpm
‡d Groove characteristic   The groove width of an analog disc or the groove pitch of an analog cylinder.
344     analog ‡d coarse groove ‡2 rda
‡e Track configuration  The configuration of the audio track on a sound-track film.
344     analog ‡e edge track ‡2 rda
‡f Tape configuration  The number of tracks on an audiotape.
344     analog ‡f 12 track
‡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).
344     digital ‡g stereo ‡2 rda
‡h Special playback characteristics An equalization system, noise reduction system, etc., used in making an audio recording.
344     analog ‡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.
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.
‡3 Materials specified  Part of the described materials to which the field applies.

Printing

Field 344 does not print.