RDA Carrier type terms

RDA_logo_newI have been searching online for a list of carrier type terms to be used with RDA.  These carrier type terms will replace the GMDs that we all know and love.

These terms will be entered in the marc record in a 338 tag.    A carrier type term is the term for the category of carrier used to convey the content of the resource.

Example:

338 $aVideodisc.

I have culled the following list from the .pdf document put out by the American Library Association ©2009.

I have included only those most often used.  For a full list you must view the .pdf document !

RDA Carrier Type
Audio Disc. A disc on which sound waves, recorded as modulations, pulses, etc., are incised or indented in a continuous spiral groove.
Audiocassette. A cassette containing an audio tape.
Audiotape Reel. An open reel holding a length of audio tape to be used with reel-to-reel audio equipment.
Computer Disc. A disc containing digitally encoded data, magnetically or optically recorded.
Online Resource. A digital resource accessed by means of hardware and software connections to a communications network.
Microfiche. A sheet of film bearing a number of microimages in a two-dimensional array.
Microfilm. A film bearing a number of microimages in linear array.
Microopaque. A card or sheet of opaque material bearing a number of microimages in a two-dimensional array.
Film Reel. An open reel holding a motion picture film to be used with a motion picture film projector.
Filmstrip. A roll of film, with or without recorded sound, containing a succession of images intended for projection one at a time.
Overhead Transparency. A sheet of transparent material (with or without a protective mount) bearing an image designed for use with an overhead projector.
Slide. A small sheet of transparent material (usually in a protective mount) bearing an image designed for use with a slide projector or viewer.
Card. A small sheet of opaque material.
Object. A three-dimensional artifact (or a replica of an artifact) or a naturally-occurring object.
Sheet. A flat piece of thin material (paper, plastic, etc.).
Volume. One or more sheets bound or fastened together to form a single unit.
Videocassette. A cassette containing a video tape.
Videodisc. A disc on which video signals, with or without sound, are recorded.
Videotape Reel. An open reel holding a video tape for use with reel-to-reel video equipment.

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3 responses to “RDA Carrier type terms

  1. Pingback: RDA’s Controlled Vocabulary « Celeripedean

  2. Love your site, it has been extremely helpful. Recently back cataloguing after 2 years off. Do you think you could make a post about the 490 field. I have read various sites seems to be unclear whether 800 field must always be used.

  3. Anyone know how to do things like this?

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