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Yale University Library Metadata Services

Fixed Field Coding in Records for Online Resources

The table below correlates values assigned to LDR/Type of Record and 006 (Computer File)/Type of File.

Type of Resource LDR/Type of Record 006/Type of File
Digital Art Image k c
Electronic Game m g
Interactive Multimedia m i
Digital Map e c
Electronic Music (Score) c c
Electronic Numeric Data m a
Digital Photograph k c
Digital Sound (Musical) j h
Digital Sound (Nonmusical) i h
Electronic Text a d

For textual resources, the values assigned to Type of Record and to Bibliographic Level in the leader determine the type of 008. If Bibliographic Level is coded m (Monograph), the type of 008 is Book. If Bibliographic Level is coded s (Serial) or i (Integrating Resource), the type of 008 is Continuing Resource. (Voyager still displays Serial for both.)

For non-textual resources, the value assigned to Type of Record alone determines the type of 008. If Type of Record is coded anything other than a (Language material) and Bibliographic Level is coded s (Serial) or i (Integrating Resource), an 006 for s (Serial Control) will need to be added to the record.

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