List identifier:  marcgt

This list includes terms that describe general categories, or genres that may be applied to various types of information resources.  It has been compiled from controlled lists of values in various data elements in the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data.  In some cases there are slight revisions to the term (e.g., MARC "updating web site" is listed here as "web site" to be more generic; MARC "essays" is listed here as "essay" to agree with other values).

Code List

abstract or summary

art original

art reproduction

article

atlas

autobiography

bibliography

biography

book

calendar

catalog

chart

comic or graphic novel

comic strip

conference publication

database

dictionary

diorama

directory

discography

drama

encyclopedia

essay

festschrift

fiction

filmography

filmstrip

finding aid

flash card

folktale

font

game

government publication

graphic

globe

handbook

history

hymnal

humor, satire

index

instruction

interview

issue

journal

kit

language instruction

law report or digest

legal article

legal case and case notes

legislation

letter

loose-leaf

map

memoir

microscope slide

model

motion picture

multivolume monograph

newspaper

novel

numeric data

offprint

online system or service

patent

periodical

picture

poetry

programmed text

realia

rehearsal

remote sensing image

reporting

review

script

series

short story

slide

sound

speech

standard or specification

statistics

survey of literature

technical drawing

technical report

thesis

toy

transparency

treaty

videorecording

web site

yearbook

 

Related Data Elements in MARC

The following are MARC data elements that have controlled values that are contained on the list:

 

Data element

Description of data element

Material type

008/21

Type of continuing resource

Continuing resources

008/24-27

008/24

Nature of contents

Books

Continuing resources

008/25

Type of cartographic material

Maps

008/26

Type of computer file

Computer files

008/28

008/28

008/28

008/28

008/28

Government publication

Books

Computer files

Continuing resources

Maps

Visual materials

008/29

008/29

Conference publication

Books

Continuing resources

008/30

Festschrift

Books

008/30-31

Literary text for sound recordings

Music

008/33

Literary form

Books

008/33

Type of visual material

Visual materials

008/34

Biography

Books

007/01

Specific material designation

Maps

 

The MARC to MODS mapping provides a correspondence between specific MARC codes and terms on the list.

See also:

Value Lists for Codes and Controlled Vocabularies:  Contents