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516  Type of Computer File or Data Note (R)

       

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Display constant controller
blank character  Type of file
8 No display constant generated
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character  Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
‡a Type of computer file or data note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory




Definition

A note that characterizes the file. In addition to a general descriptor (e.g., computer program, numeric or text), use field 516 for more specific information such as the form or genre of textual material (e.g., biography, dictionary or index). Enter general file data in the fixed-field element File (Type of Computer File).

1st Indicator

Display constant controller. A value that controls the generation of a display constant preceding the note.
 
blank character Type of file. The value that generates the display constant Type of file:.
 
8 No display constant generated. The value that specifies that a display constant is not generated.

2nd Indicator

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

Subfields

 
‡a Type of computer file or data note   The entire text of the note.
516     Computer program.
516     Numeric (Summary statistics).
516     Text (Law reports and digests).

Printing

Field 516 does not print.

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