Material types

Material type information is found from the detail of records and is both indexed in WorldCat and displayed in the short and long record displays. Some terms have a broader meaning than others.

General

Code Text

ebk

eBook

elc

Electronic

web

Web access

cnp

Conference publication

deg

Thesis/dissertation

fic

Fiction

bio

Biography

lpt

Large print

brl

Braille
mss

Manuscript

(Includes manuscript text, music and maps.)

juv

Juvenile

(Includes all the subsets of juvenile listed below.)

Subsets of Juvenile (juv)
pre Preschool
pri Primary School
ejh Pre-adolescent
shs Adolescent
jau Juvenile (no specific ages)

mic

Microform

(Includes all the subsets of microform listed below.)

Subsets of Microform (mic)
mfl Microfile
mfc Microfiche
mcd Micro-opaque
mmc Master microform
gpb

Government publication

(Includes all the subsets of government publications listed below.)

Subsets of Govermment Publication (gpb)
igp International government publication
ngp National government publication
sgp State or province government publication
lgp Local government publication

DVD

DVDs

(Includes all the subsets of DVDs listed below.)

Subsets of DVDs (DVD)
dva DVD audio
dvv DVD video

Sound Recording

Code Text
msr Musical recording
nsr

Non-musical recording (includes books-on-tape, speeches, etc.)

Media types for Sound Recording
dva

DVD audio *

*These records are also included in the broader term of DVD.

cda CD audio

Also included in the broader terms of “CD” and “CDs”
lps LP recording
45s 45 rpm
78s 78 rpm
cas

Cassette recording

wrr

Wire recording

wxc

Wax cylinder

rtr

Reel-to-reel tape

rll

Roll

mp3

MP3

Visual Material

Code Text
kit Kit
pgr

Projected image

(Includes all the subsets of projected image listed below.)

Subsets of Projected image (pgr)
flm Filmstrip
mot Film (also motion picture)
sld Slide
trn Transparency
vid Videorecording
anm Animation
pan Partial animation
ngr

2-D image

(Includes all the subsets of 2-D image listed below.)

Subsets of 2-D image (ngr)
oar Original artwork
rep Artwork reproduction
pic Picture
pht Photograph
grp Graphic
tch Technical drawing
cht Chart
crd Flash card
art

3-D object/artifact

(Includes all the subsets of 3-DS object/artifact listed below.)

Subsets of 3-D object/artifact (art)
mdl Model
rbj Real object
toy Toy
dio Diorama
gam Game
msl Microscope slide
Media types for visual material
dvv

DVD video *

*These records are also included in the broader terms DVD and Videodisc

vdc

Videodisc

vhs

VHS tape *

*These records are also included in the broader term of Videocassette

bta

Beta

blu

blu-ray disc

ats

ATS color broadcast system

nts

NTSC color broadcast system

pal

PAL

scm

SECAM

vca

Videocassette

Maps/cartographic materials

Code Text
pcm Published map
mcm Manuscript map
atl Atlas
rsi Remote-sensing image
mmp Model map
gsc

Geological section

glb

Globe

(Includes all the subsets of globe listed below.)

Subsets of Glope (glb)
pgl Planetary globe
egl Earth globe
cgl Celestial globe

Musical Score

Code Text
pmu Published music
mmu Manuscript music

Serial Publication

Code Text
mse Series
new

Newspaper

per Periodical

Continually Updated Resource

 
Code Text
upl

Updating loose-leaf

Also included in the broader term of “Continuing update”

upw

Updating website

Also included in the broader term of “Continuing update”

upd

Updating database

Also included in the broader term of “Continuing update”

Computer File

Code Text
312 3.5 in. disc
514 5.25 in. disc
bdt Bibliographic data
cdc

CD for computer

Also included in the broader terms of “CD” and “CDs”

cgm Computer game
cig Clipart/images/graphics
dct Document
fnt Font
imm Interactive multimedia
ndt Numeric data
oss Online system or service
pgm Program
snd Sound effect