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336 - Content Type (R)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - Concise
2009

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.

Indicators
First - Undefined
# - Undefined
Second - Undefined
# - Undefined
Subfield Codes
$a - Content type term (R)
$b - Content type code (R)
$2 - Source (NR)
Code from: Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes.
$3 - Materials specified (NR)
$6 - Linkage (NR)
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$8 - Field link and sequence number (R)
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
Examples
336 ##$aperformed music$2rdacontent
336 ##$atwo-dimensional moving image$btdi$2rdacontent
336 ##$bprm$2rdacontent
336 ##$btxt$2rdacontent$3liner notes
336 ##$btdm$2rdacontent
336 ##$atext$2rdacontent$3liner notes

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