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TMat:  Type of Visual Material

Bytes

VIS: 008/33; 006/16

Input Standards

VIS: Mandatory. One-character code. Default: fill character

Definition

 
VIS, 006

A one-character alphabetic code that indicates the type of visual material being described. In the case of the fixed field, the code should correspond to the term in field 300 subfield ǂa and to Type. In the case of 006, the code should correspond to the Type of material coded in the initial position of field 006 (006/00).

Codes

 
 

Projected media

Projected media are used to store moving or still images, designed for use with a projection device such as a motion picture film projector, slide projector, or overhead projector. Includes media designed to project both two-dimensional and three-dimensional images. Use the following codes for projected media (Type code g):

f

Filmstrip. Length of film containing a succession of images intended for projection one frame at a time with or without recorded sound.

TMat     f
245 0 4 The cat who sleeps all day / ǂc Hebert M. Elkins Company.
300     1 filmstrip (29 frames) : ǂb color ; ǂc 35 mm
336     still image ǂb sti ǂ2 rdacontent
337     projected ǂb g ǂ2 rdamedia
338     filmstrip ǂb gf ǂ2 rdacarrier
m

Motion picture. Series of still pictures on film with or without sound, designed to be projected in rapid succession to produce the optical effect of motion.

TMat     m
130 0   Pineapple express (Motion picture)
245 1 0 Pineapple express / ǂc Columbia Pictures presents, in association with Relativity Media, an Apatow Company production ; produced by Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson ; screenplay by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg ; directed by David Gordon Green.
300     7 film reels (approximately 112 min.) : ǂb sound, color with introductory black and white sequence, positive ; ǂc 35 mm
336     two-dimensional moving image ǂb tdi ǂ2 rdacontent
337     projected ǂb g ǂ2 rdamedia
338     film reel ǂb mr ǂ2 rdacarrier
s

Slide. Transparent material on which there is a two-dimensional image, usually held in a mount, and designed for use in a projector or viewer. Modern stereographs, for example, Viewmaster reels, are included here.

TMat     s
245 0 0 Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire / ǂc by the Middle School World History Development Team.
300     79 slides : ǂb some color ; ǂc 5 x 5 cm
336     still image ǂb sti ǂ2 rdacontent
337     projected ǂb g ǂ2 rdamedia
338     slide ǂb gs ǂ2 rdacarrier
t

Transparency. Transparent material on which a still image is recorded. Transparencies are designed for use with an overhead projector or a light box. X-rays are coded as transparencies.

TMat     t
100 1   Wassenaar, Dirk.
245 1 0 Principles & applications of cost-benefit analysis / ǂc Dirk J. Wassenaar.
300     27 overhead transparencies (1 overlay) : ǂb color ; ǂc 26 x 31 cm
336     still image ǂb sti ǂ2 rdacontent
337     projected ǂb g ǂ2 rdamedia
338     overhead transparency ǂb gt ǂ2 rdacarrier
v

Videorecording. Recording on which visual images, usually in motion and accompanied by sound, have been registered. Videorecordings are designed for playback by means of a television receiver or monitor.

TMat     v
245 0 0 From the fields : ǂb an American journey / ǂc a film by Carolyn E. Brown.
300     2 videodiscs (27 min.) : ǂb DVD video, sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
336     two-dimensional moving image ǂb tdi ǂ2 rdacontent
337     projected ǂb g ǂ2 rdamedia
338     videodisc ǂb vd ǂ2 rdacarrier
 

Two-dimensional nonprojected graphics

Two-dimensional nonprojected graphics are generally two-dimensional pictorial representations, often opaque (e.g., print, photoprint, drawing) or transparent, and not intended to be projected for viewing (e.g., a photographic negative). Use the following codes for two-dimensional nonprojected graphic representations (Type code k):

a

Art original. Original two-dimensional art works created directly by an artist, not for reproductions of such works. Use for original collages, drawings, or paintings.

TMat     a
100 1   Bush, Tracey.
245 1 0 Nine wild plants.
300     1 drawing : ǂb graphite; ǂc 41 x 24 cm, on sheet 44 x 28 cm
336     still image ǂb sti ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     sheet ǂb nb ǂ2 rdacarrier
c

Art reproduction. Two-dimensional mechanically reproduced copies of an art work, usually one of a commercial edition. Use for art prints, study prints, lithographs, engravings, etchings, and woodcuts.

TMat     c
100 1   Woolf, S. J. ǂq (Samuel Johnson), ǂd 1880-1948, ǂe artist.
245 1 0 [Portrait of Mark Twain] / ǂc S.J. Woolf.
300     1 art reproduction : ǂb lithograph ; ǂc 46 x 55 cm
336     still image ǂb sti ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     sheet ǂb nb ǂ2 rdacarrier
i

Picture. Two-dimensional visual representations accessible to the unaided eye and usually on an opaque backing. Use if a more specific category is not appropriate. Use for posters, postcards, radiographs, photographs, photoprints, photonegatives, or stereograph cards.

TMat     i
245 0 0 It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.
300     1 poster : ǂb color ; ǂc 57 x 43 cm
336     still image ǂb sti ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     sheet ǂb nb ǂ2 rdacarrier
k

Graphic. Use for original or historical graphic material. Use in place of a, i, l, n, and o if descriptive cataloging is based on conventions other than AACR1, AACR2, or RDA alone.

TMat     k
040     ... ǂb eng ǂe rda ǂe gihc ...
245 0 0 [Size variation between male and female aquatic worms].
300     1 online resource (1 image) : ǂb black and white
336     still image ǂb sti ǂ2 rdacontent
337     computer ǂb c ǂ2 rdamedia
338     online ǂb cr ǂ2 rdacarrier
l

Technical drawing. Architectural renderings, blueprints, cross sections, details, diagrams, elevations, perspectives, plans, and working plans made for use in an engineering or other technical context.

TMat     l
110 2   Washington County Regional Planning Commission, ǂe draftsman.
245 1 0 Ed Lewis Property, Robbinston, Me. / ǂc prepared by WCRPC.
300     4 technical drawings : ǂb blueprint ; ǂc 44 x 64 cm
336     still image ǂb sti ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     sheet ǂb nb ǂ2 rdacarrier
n

Chart. Opaque sheets that present data in either graphic or tabular form; graphic and tabular wall charts, flip charts, or calendars.

TMat     n
100 1   Vautrain, Charles E., ǂe author.
245 0 0 Standard chromatic chart of color composition / ǂc by Charles E. Vautrain.
300     1 chart : ǂb color ; ǂc 22 x 38 cm, folded to 22 x 12 cm
336     still image ǂb sti ǂ2 rdacontent
336     text ǂb txt ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     sheet ǂb nb ǂ2 rdacarrier
o

Flash card. Cards or other opaque materials printed with words, numerals, or pictures and designed for rapid display. Activity cards are included in this category.

TMat     o
245 0 0 Sign language flash cards.
300     105 flash cards : ǂb double sided, color ; ǂc 8 x 15 cm
336     still image ǂb sti ǂ2 rdacontent
336     text ǂb txt ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     card ǂb no ǂ2 rdacarrier
 

Three-dimensional artifacts or naturally occurring objects

Three-dimensional artifacts and naturally occurring objects include human-made objects such as models, dioramas, games, puzzles, simulations, sculptures and other three-dimensional art works, exhibits, machines, clothing, toys, and stitchery. Also includes naturally occurring objects such as microscope specimens (or representations of them) and other specimens mounted for viewing. Use the following codes for three-dimensional artifacts and naturally occurring objects or realia (Type code r):

a

Art original. Original three-dimensional art objects created directly by an artist, not for reproductions of such works. Use for original sculptures and statues.

TMat     a
100 1   Yang, Haegue, ǂd 1971- ǂe artist.
245 1 0 Cup cosies / ǂc Haegue Yang.
300     1 sculpture : ǂb plastic, textile ; ǂc 71 x 11 x 11 cm
336     three-dimensional form ǂb tdf ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     object ǂb nr ǂ2 rdacarrier
c

Art reproduction. Three-dimensional mechanically reproduced copies of an art work usually one of a commercial edition. Use for reproductions of sculptures and statues.

TMat     c
245 0 0 Thomas Jefferson.
300     1 sculpture : ǂb plaster, copper finish, wood base ; ǂc 35 x 18 x 18 cm
336     three-dimensional form ǂb tdf ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     object ǂb nr ǂ2 rdacarrier
520     Reproduction of a bust of Thomas Jefferson.
d

Diorama. Three-dimensional representations of scenes created by placing objects or figures in front of two-dimensional backgrounds.

TMat     d
100 1   Roffey, Maureen.
245 1 0 Ocean world / ǂc [illustrations by Maureen Roffey].
300     1 diorama (various pieces) : ǂb color ; ǂc box 31 x 18 x 12 cm
336     three-dimensional form ǂb tdf ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     object ǂb nr ǂ2 rdacarrier
g

Game. Items or sets of items designed for play according to prescribed rules and intended for recreation or instruction. Includes puzzles and simulations.

TMat     g
245 0 0 Lacing & learning. ǂp Go-togethers.
300     1 game (8 cards, 8 laces, 1 instruction sheet) : ǂb color, cardboard, nylon ; ǂc container 20 x 29 x 4 cm
336     three-dimensional form ǂb tdf ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     object ǂb nr ǂ2 rdacarrier
p

Microscope slide. Transparent, usually glass, mounts containing a minute object to be viewed through a microscope or microprojector.

TMat     p
245 0 0 Xenopsylla cheopis male and female.
300     1 microscope slide : ǂb glass, stained ; ǂc 3 x 8 cm
336     three-dimensional form ǂb tdf ǂ2 rdacontent
337     microscopic ǂb p ǂ2 rdamedia
338     microscope slide ǂb pp ǂ2 rdacarrier
q

Model. Three-dimensional representations of real things or imagined objects, either of the exact size of the original or to scale. A model may or may not be operational. Use for mock-ups.

TMat     q
245 0 0 Giant hands-on heart.
300     1 model : ǂb vinyl, plastic ; ǂc 18 x 18 x 38 cm
336     three-dimensional form ǂb tdf ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     object ǂb nr ǂ2 rdacarrier
r

Realia. All naturally occurring objects and any other three-dimensional item made or modified by humans that does not fit into any of the other categories. Use for machines, stitchery, clothing, rubber stamps, templates, pattern stencils, alphabets for lettering, shapes for flow charts, jewelry, pottery, musical instruments, fabrics, tools, utensils, sea shells, rocks, holograms, and furniture.

TMat     r
245 0 0 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial silver dollar.
300     1 coin : ǂb silver ; ǂc 4 cm
336     three-dimensional form ǂb tdf ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     object ǂb nr ǂ2 rdacarrier
w

Toy. Material objects for children or others to play with, often an imitation of some familiar object (e.g., a plaything or something contrived for amusement rather than for practical use). Use for puppets.

TMat     w
245 0 0 Frog metamorphosis set.
300     1 toy (5 pieces) : ǂb plastic, color ; ǂc bag 17 x 13 x 4 cm
336     three-dimensional form ǂb tdf ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     object ǂb nr ǂ2 rdacarrier
 

Kits

Kits consist of multiple forms of material, issued as a single unit, in which no type of material predominates. Use the following code for kits (Type code o):

b

Kit. Mixture of components from two or more categories (i.e., sound recordings, maps, filmstrips, etc.), no one of which is identifiable as the primary constituent of the item. Also includes the packages of material called laboratory kits, and packages of assorted materials, such as a set of K-12 social studies curriculum material (all books, workbooks, guides, activities, etc.) or packages of educational test materials (tests, answer sheets, scoring guides, score charts, interpretative manuals, etc.).

TMat     b
100 1   Shefelbine, John L.
245 1 0 SIPPS : ǂb systematic instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words. ǂp Extension level : complex-vowel decoding / ǂc John Shefelbine, Katherine K. Newman ; illustrations by Laura Nikiel.
300     1 teacher's manual, 2 identical sets of 69 handheld spelling-sound cards, 2 identical sets of 184 handheld sight word cards, 34 spelling-sound wall cards, 12 identical story books, 1 routines and sounds DVD-ROM, 1 presentation materials CD-ROM, 1 teacher's portfolio.
336     text ǂb txt ǂ2 rdacontent
336     spoken word ǂb spw ǂ2 rdacontent
336     still image ǂb sti ǂ2 rdacontent
336     two-dimensional moving image ǂb tdi ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
337     audio ǂb s ǂ2 rdamedia
337     computer ǂb c ǂ2 rdamedia
337     video ǂb v ǂ2 rdamedia
338     volume ǂb nc ǂ2 rdacarrier
338     card ǂb no ǂ2 rdacarrier
338     computer disc ǂb cd ǂ2 rdacarrier
338     videodisc ǂb vd ǂ2 rdacarrier
 

Other

Use the following code when none of the other codes are appropriate (Type codes g, k, or r):

z

Other. Types of materials not in the preceding lists, including computer-produced graphics, duplication masters, transparency masters, spirit masters, and garment patterns. Use code r for most other three-dimensional miscellany.

 
TMat     z
100 1   Chaille, David.
245 1 0 Pictures that teach words and ideas : ǂb easy aids / ǂc by David Chaille ; illustrated by Laura Sihvonen.
300     20 duplication masters : ǂb purple and white ; ǂc 28 cm
336     still image ǂb sti ǂ2 rdacontent
336     text ǂb txt ǂ2 rdacontent
337     unmediated ǂb n ǂ2 rdamedia
338     sheet ǂb nb ǂ2 rdacarrier
520     Reproducible pictures about themes such as shopping, measurement, and gardening, with items numbered; numbers correspond to vocabulary lists in seven languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, and Vietnamese, with teaching suggestions.

Indexing

For information on material type indexing in various OCLC services, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, Material Type (includes links in Notes row to RDA terms and codes and Format or Document codes and values).

For information on material type names and codes (based mainly on the Leader, 006, 007, 008), see Searching WorldCat Indexes, Material Type Names and Codes.

This page last revised: June 11, 2014