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Form:  Form of Item



Bytes

BKS, CNR, COM, MIX, REC, SCO: 008/23; 006/06

MAP, VIS: 008/29; 006/12

Input Standards

BKS, CNR, COM, MAP, MIX, REC, SCO, VIS: Required if applicable. One-character code. Default: blank character

Definition

 
BKS, CNR, COM, MAP, MIX, REC, SCO, VIS, 006 

The form of material being described.

Codes

 
BKS, CNR, MAP, MIX, REC, SCO, VIS, 006  
 
blank character   None of the following. None of the other codes is appropriate.
Form     blank character
300     350 pages : ‡b illustrations ; ‡c 22 cm
 
a  Microfilm. Item is a microfilm.
Form     a
300     25 microfilm reels : ‡b positive ; ‡c 35 mm
 
b  Microfiche. Item is a microfiche.
Form     b
300     2 microfiches (ii, 182 pages) : ‡b negative ; ‡c 11 x 15 cm
 
c  Microopaque. Item is a microopaque.
Form     c
300     1 microopaque (24 pages) ; ‡c 8 x 13 cm
 
d  Large print. Item is in a large print format. Items are usually identified as large-print by a qualifier to the ISBN, a series statement, or a formal edition statement. According to the standard set by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress, 14-point type is the minimum to be regarded as large type. Items labeled "large print" or "larger print," regardless of font size, should also be coded as large print.

See Reading Materials in Large Print: A Resource Guide (http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/largeprint.html).

Form     d
300     417 pages (large print) ; ‡c 23 cm
 
f  Braille. Item is in braille.
Form     f
300     9 unnumbered pages of braille ; ‡c 29 cm
 
o  Online. The resource is accessed by means of hardware and software connections to a communications network.
Form     o
300     1 online resource (ix, 243 pages) : ‡b illustrations
 
q  Direct electronic. Storage on a directly accessible tangible recording medium, e.g. disc, tape, Playaway device, flashdrive, portable hard drive, etc. Do not use code q for items that do not require the use of a computer (e.g., music compact discs and videodiscs).
Form     q
300     1 CD-ROM : ‡b illustrations (some color) ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.
 
r  Regular print reproduction. Item is a reproduction in regular eye-readable print (e.g., a photocopy).
 
s  Electronic. Item is intended for manipulation by a computer. The item may reside in a carrier accessed either directly or remotely. The item may also require the use of peripheral devices attached to the computer (e.g., a CD-ROM player). Do not use code s for items that do not require the use of a computer (e.g., music compact discs and videodiscs). Prefer use of codes o and q to separately identify online and direct electronic resources. Whenever possible OCLC will convert instances of code s to either code o or q.
   
COM, 006  
 
o  Online. The resource is accessed by means of hardware and software connections to a communications network.
Form     o
300     1 online resource
 
q  Direct electronic. Storage on a directly accessible tangible recording medium, e.g. disc, tape, Playaway device, flashdrive, portable hard drive, etc.
Form     q
300     1 CD-ROM : ‡b sound, color ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.

Last revised: October 17, 2013