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655 - Index Term-Genre/Form (R)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - Concise
2007

Terms indicating the genre, form, and/or physical characteristics of the materials being described. A genre term designates the style or technique of the intellectual content of textual materials or, for graphic materials, aspects such as vantage point, intended purpose, characteristics of the creator, publication status, or method of representation. A form term designates historically and functionally specific kinds of materials distinguished by their physical character, the subject of their intellectual content, or the order of information within them. Physical characteristic terms designate historically and functionally specific kinds of materials as distinguished by an examination of their physical character, subject of their intellectual content, or the order of information with them.

Indicators
First - Type of heading
# - Basic
0 - Faceted
Second - Thesaurus
0 - Library of Congress Subject Headings
1 - LC subject headings for children's literature
2 - Medical Subject Headings
3 - National Agricultural Library subject authority file
4 - Source not specified
5 - Canadian Subject Headings
6 - Répertoire de vedettes-matière
7 - Source specified in subfield $2
Subfield Codes
$a - Genre/form data or focus term (NR)
$b - Non-focus term (R)
$c - Facet/hierarchy designation (R)
$v - Form subdivision (R)
$x - General subdivision (R)
$y - Chronological subdivision (R)
$z - Geographic subdivision (R)
$0 - Authority record control number (R)
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$2 - Source of term (NR)
MARC code that identifies the source list from which the index term was assigned. It is used only when the second indicator position contains value 7 (Source specified in subfield $2). Code from: Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes.
$3 - Materials specified (NR)
$5 - Institution to which field applies (NR)
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$6 - Linkage (NR)
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$8 - Field link and sequence number (R)
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
Examples
655 #7$aBird's-eye views$y1874.$2gmgpc
655 #2$aFestschrift.
655 #2$aDiaries.
655 07$ck$bLaminated$cm$bmarblewood$cv$abust.$2aat
655 #7$aDictionaries$xFrench$y18th century.$2rbgenr
655 #7$aSigning patterns (Printing)$zGermany$y18th century.$2rbpri
655 #7$3Municipal Fire Station records$aFire reports$zAtlanta, Georgia$y1978.$2[thesaurus code]
655 #7$aAnnotations (Provenance)$zSweden$y18th century.$2rbprov$5MH-H

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