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338 - Carrier Type (R)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - concise
September 2015

Carrier type reflects the format of the storage medium and housing of a carrier in combination with the media type (which indicates the intermediation device required to view, play, run, etc., the content of a resource). Used as an alternative to or in addition to the coded expression of carrier type in field 007/01 (Specific material designation). Field 338 information enables indication of more specific carrier types and carrier types from various lists.

Multiple carrier types from the same source vocabulary or code list may be recorded in the same field in separate occurrences of subfield $a (Carrier type term) and subfield $b (Carrier 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 - Carrier type term (R)
Term for the category of carrier used to convey the content of the resource.
$b - Carrier type code (R)
Code for the category of carrier used to convey the content of the resource.
$0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$2 - Source (NR)
Code from: Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes .
$3 - Materials specified (NR)
Part of the described materials to which the field applies.
$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

338 ##$aaudio disc$2rdacarrier
338 ##$avideodisc$bvd$2rdacarrier
338 ##$bsd$2rdacarrier
338 ##$bvd$2rdacarrier
338 ##$aaudio disc$bsd$0(uri)http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/carriers/sd$2rdacarrier
338 ##$aaudio disc$0(uri)http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDACarrierType/1004
338 ##$bnb$2rdacarrier$3liner notes
338 ##$asheet$2rdacarrier$3liner notes

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