006/007 for Sound Recordings

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Use this Quickquide for both CD's and cassettes.
006 Additional Material Characteristics

Type of record

non-musical sound recording

  • j musical sound recording

Form of composition

nn not applicable (not a musical composition)

mu multiple forms

zz other forms not found on this list
See MARC fixed-field elements for other choices.

Format of music

n not applicable (not music manuscript/printed music)


j juvenile

Form of item

<> blank

Accompanying matter

d libretto or text

r instructional materials

z other

<> blank
See MARC fixed-field elements for other choices.

Literary text

a autobiography

b biography

d drama

f fiction

i instruction ("how to . .")

j language instruction

o folktales

p poetry
•t interviews

007 Physical Description Fixed Field

$a Category

s sound recording
$b Specific material desig.

d sound disc
s sound cassette
$d Speed

f 1.4 mps (discs)
l 1-7/8 ips (cassettes)
$e Configuration of playback channels

m monaural
q quadraphonic
s stereophonic
u unknown
z other
$f Groove

n not applicable
$g Dimensions

g 4 3/4 in. (discs)
•j 3-7/8 x 2-1/2 in. (cassettes).
$h Tape width

l 1/8 in. (cassettes)
•n not applicable
$i Tape configuration

c quarter track (cassettes)
•n not applicable
$m Special playback characteristics

e digital recording (Item requires digital playback equipment; e.g., most CD's)
•u unknown
$n Capture & storage (how sound originally captured/stored)

d digital storage (Disc may say "DDD") e analog electrical storage (Disc/Cassette may say "ADD" or "AAD")
•u unknown

More complete instructions are available at OCLC's Bibliographic Formats site:006, 007.