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344 - Sound Characteristics (R)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - full
September 2011

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Subfield Codes
  • $a - Type of recording (R)
  • $b - Recording medium (R)
  • $c - Playing speed (R)
  • $d - Groove characteristic (R)
  • $e - Track configuration (R)
  • $f - Tape configuration (R)
  • $g - Configuration of playback channels (R)
  • $h - Special playback characteristics (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

Technical specifications relating to the encoding of sound in a resource.


GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATORS

INDICATORS

SUBFIELD CODES

$a - Type of recording

The method used to encode audio content for playback (e.g., analog, digital).

344 ##$aanalog$c33 1/3 rpm$gstereo

$b - Recording medium

The type of medium used to record sound on an audio carrier (e.g., magnetic, optical).

344 ##$adigital$boptical$gsurround$hDolby Digital 5.1$2rda

$c - Playing speed

The speed at which an audio carrier must be operated to produce the sound intended.

344 ##$aanalog$c78 rpm

$d - Groove characteristic

The groove width of an analog disc or the groove pitch of an analog cylinder.

344 ##$aanalog$dcoarse groove$2rda

$e - Track configuration

The configuration of the audio track on a sound-track film.

344 ##$aanalog$eedge track$2rda

$f - Tape configuration

The number of tracks on an audiotape.

344 ##$aanalog$f12 track

$g - Configuration of playback channels

The number of sound channels used to make a recording (e.g., one channel for a monophonic recording, two channels for a stereophonic recording).

344 ##$adigital$gstereo$2rda

$h - Special playback characteristics

An equalization system, noise reduction system, etc., used in making an audio recording.

344 ##$aanalog$hDolby-B encoded$2rda

$0 - Authority record control number or standard number

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

$2 - Source

Identification of the source of terms when they are from a controlled list.

$3 - Materials specified

Part of the described materials to which the field applies.

$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

Field 344 - Sound Characteristics [NEW, 2011]

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