006/007 for Sound Recordings

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Use this Quickquide for both CDs 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
  • <span style="font-style: italic;"</span>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

See MARC fixed-field elements for other choices.

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

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