MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data is designed to be a carrier for bibliographic information about printed and manuscript textual materials, computer files, maps, music, continuing resources, visual materials, and mixed materials.  Bibliographic data commonly includes titles, names, subjects, notes, publication data, and information about the physical description of an item.  The bibliographic format contains data elements for the following types of material:

The following designator codes (associated with the seven material types listed above) are used in written MARC documentation and sometimes in this MARC Help to represent the above:  BK, CR, CF, MP, MU, VM, MX.

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Bibliographic Data Format:  Introduction