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3XX - Physical Description, Etc. Fields - General Information


MARC 21 Bibliographic
October 2014

"Full" documentation refers to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data that contains detailed descriptions of every data element, along with examples, input conventions and history sections.

"Concise" documentation refers to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data that contains abridged descriptions of every data element, along with examples.


FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

Information pertaining to physical characteristics, graphic representation, physical arrangement, publication frequency, and security information. For digital items, fields are provided for recording reference and coordinate data.


CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY

Field 301 - Physical Description for Films (Pre-AACR 2) (VM, USMARC only) [OBSOLETE, 1983]
Field 302 - Page Count (BK) [OBSOLETE, 1990]
Field 303 - Unit Count (AM, USMARC only) [OBSOLETE, 1983]
Field 304 - Linear Footage (AM, USMARC only) [OBSOLETE, 1983]
Field 305 - Physical Description for Sound Recordings (Pre-AACR 2) (MU) [OBSOLETE, 1993]
Field 308 - Physical Description for Films (Archival) (VM) [OBSOLETE, 1990]
Field 315 - Frequency (CF, MP) [OBSOLETE, 1993]
Field 336 - Content Type [NEW, 2009]
Field 337 - Media Type [NEW, 2009]
Field 338 - Carrier Type [NEW, 2009]
Field 344 - Sound Characteristics [NEW, 2011]
Field 345 - Projection Characteristics of Moving Image [NEW, 2011]
Field 346 - Video Characteristics [NEW, 2011]
Field 347 - Digital File Characteristics [NEW, 2011]
Field 350 - Price (BK, AM, MU, VM) [OBSOLETE, 1983]
Field 350 - Price (CF, SE) [OBSOLETE, 1993]
Field 359 - Rental Price (VM) [OBSOLETE, 1983]
Field 363 - Normalized Date and Sequential Designation [NEW, 2007]
Field 365 - Trade Price [NEW, 2003]
Field 366 - Trade Availability Information [NEW, 2003]
Field 370 - Associated Place [NEW, 2014]
Field 377 - Associated Language [NEW, 2011]
Field 380 - Form of Work [NEW, 2010]
Field 381 - Other Distinguishing Characteristics of Work or Expression [NEW, 2010]
Field 382 - Medium of Performance [NEW, 2010]
Field 383 - Numeric Designation of Musical Work [NEW, 2010]
Field 384 - Key [NEW, 2010]
Field 385 - Audience Characteristics [NEW, 2013]
Field 386 - Creator/Contributor Characteristics [NEW, 2013]
Field 388 - Time Period of Creation [NEW, 2014]

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