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008 - Maps (NR)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - concise
April 2015

Maps definition of field 008/18-34 is used when Leader/06 (Type of record) contains code e (Cartographic material) or f (Manuscript cartographic material). Field 008 positions 01-17 and 35-39 are defined the same in all 008 fields and are described in the 008-All materials section.

Field 008/18-34 character positions are equivalent to those in field 006/01-17 when field 006/00 (Form of material) contains code e (Cartographic material) or f (Manuscript cartographic material). Details about specific codes defined for the equivalent character positions in field 006 and 008 for maps are provided in the Guidelines for Applying Content Designators section of 008-Maps only.

Character Positions

18-21 - Relief (006/01-04)

Up to four one-character alphabetic codes that indicate the relief type specified on the item. Codes are recorded in order of their importance to the described item. If fewer than four codes are assigned, the codes are left justified and each unused position contains a blank (#).

# - No relief shown
a - Contours
b - Shading
c - Gradient and bathymetric tints
d - Hachures
e - Bathymetry/soundings
f - Form lines
g - Spot heights
i - Pictorially
j - Land forms
k - Bathymetry/isolines
m - Rock drawings
z - Other
|||| - No attempt to code
22-23 - Projection (006/05-06)

Two-character alphabetic code that indicates the projection used in producing the item.

## - Projection not specified
aa - Aitoff
ab - Gnomic
ac - Lambert's azimuthal equal area
ad - Orthographic
ae - Azimuthal equidistant
af - Stereographic
ag - General vertical near-sided
am - Modified stereographic for Alaska
an - Chamberlin trimetric
ap - Polar stereographic
au - Azimuthal, specific type unknown
az - Azimuthal, other
ba - Gall
bb - Goode's homolographic
bc - Lambert's cylindrical equal area
bd - Mercator
be - Miller
bf - Mollweide
bg - Sinusoidal
bh - Transverse Mercator
bi - Gauss-Kruger
bj - Equirectangular
bk - Krovak
bl - Cassini-Soldner
bo - Oblique Mercator
br - Robinson
bs - Space oblique Mercator
bu - Cylindrical, specific type unknown
bz - Cylindrical, other
ca - Albers equal area
cb - Bonne
cc - Lambert's conformal conic
ce - Equidistant conic
cp - Polyconic
cu - Conic, specific type unknown
cz - Conic, other
da - Armadillo
db - Butterfly
dc - Eckert
dd - Goode's homolosine
de - Miller's bipolar oblique conformal conic
df - Van Der Grinten
dg - Dimaxion
dh - Cordiform
dl - Lambert conformal
zz - Other
|| - No attempt to code
24 - Undefined (006/07)

Undefined; contains a blank (#) or a fill character (|).

25 - Type of cartographic material (006/08)

One-character alphabetic code that indicates the type of cartographic item described.

a - Single map
b - Map series

Number of related but physically separate and bibliographically distinct cartographic units intended by the producer(s) or issuing body(s) to form a single group.

c - Map serial

Issued in successive parts bearing numerical or chronological designations and intended to be continued indefinitely.

d - Globe
e - Atlas
f - Separate supplement to another work
g - Bound as part of another work
u - Unknown
z - Other
| - No attempt to code
26-27 - Undefined (006/09-10)

Undefined; each contains a blank (#) or a fill character (|).

28 - Government publication (006/11)

One-character alphabetic code that indicates whether the item is published or produced by or for an international, national, provincial, state, or local government agency, or by any subdivision of such a body, and, if so, the jurisdictional level of the agency.

# - Not a government publication
a - Autonomous or semi-autonomous component
c - Multilocal
f - Federal/national
i - International intergovernmental
l - Local
m - Multistate
o - Government publication-level undetermined
s - State, provincial, territorial, dependent, etc.
u - Unknown if item is government publication
z - Other
| - No attempt to code
29 - Form of item (006/12)

One-character alphabetic code that indicates the form of material for the item.

# - None of the following
a - Microfilm
b - Microfiche
c - Microopaque
d - Large print
f - Braille
o - Online
q - Direct electronic
r - Regular print reproduction

Eye-readable print, such as a photocopy.

s - Electronic
| - No attempt to code
30 - Undefined (006/13)

Undefined; contains a blank (#) or a fill character (|).

31 - Index (006/14)

One-character numeric code that indicates whether the item or accompanying material includes a location index or gazetteer.

0 - No index
1 - Index present
| - No attempt to code
32 - Undefined (006/15)

Undefined; contains a blank (#) or a fill character (|).

33-34 - Special format characteristics (006/16-17)

Up to two one-character alphabetic codes that indicate the special format characteristics of the map. Codes are recorded in order of their importance to the described item. If only one code is assigned, it is left justified and the unused position contains a blank (#).

# - No specified special format characteristics
e - Manuscript
j - Picture card, post card
k - Calendar
l - Puzzle
n - Game
o - Wall map
p - Playing cards
r - Loose-leaf
z - Other
|| - No attempt to code

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