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336 - Content Type (R)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - full
September 2015

First Indicator Second Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined

Undefined
# - Undefined


Subfield Codes
  • $a - Content type term (R)
  • $b - Content type code (R)
  • $0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)
  • $2 - Source (NR)
  • $3 - Materials specified (NR)
  • $6 - Linkage (NR)
  • $8 - Field link and sequence number (R)

FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

The form of communication through which a work is expressed. Used in conjunction with Leader /06 (Type of record), which indicates the general type of content of the resource. Field 336 information enables expression of more specific content types and content types from various lists.

Multiple content types from the same source vocabulary or code list may be recorded in the same field in separate occurrences of subfield $a (Content type term) and subfield $b (Content type code). Terms from different source vocabularies are recorded in separate occurrences of the field.


GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATORS

INDICATORS

SUBFIELD CODES

$a - Content type term

Content type of the work being described.

336 ##$aperformed music$2rdacontent
336 ##$atwo-dimensional moving image$btdi$2rdacontent

$b - Content type code

Code representing the content type of the work being described.

336 ##$bprm$2rdacontent
336 ##$btxt$2rdacontent$3liner notes

$0 - Authority record control number or standard number

See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.

336 ##$aperformed music$bprm$0(uri)http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/contentTypes/prm$2rdacontent
336 ##$aperformed music$0(uri)http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAContentType/1011

$2 - Source

MARC code that identifies the source of the term or code used to record the content type information.

Code from: Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes.

336 ##$btdm$2rdacontent

$3 - Materials specified

Part of the described materials to which the field applies.

336 ##$atext$2rdacontent$3liner notes

$6 - Linkage

See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.

$8 - Field link and sequence number

See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.


CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY

$0 - Authority record control number or standard number [NEW, 2015]

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