Character position definition and scope:

A one-character alphabetic code indicates whether the sound of the projected graphic is on the item or is separate from the item (i.e., on the accompanying material).  A fill character ( | ) is used when no attempt has been made to code this position.

Record requirements for National-level and Minimal-level records:  Optional.

Guidelines for applying content designators:




No sound (silent)


Sound on medium  Sound is present and is on the item.


Sound separate from medium  Sound is present but it is on the accompanying item.


Unknown  The presence of sound on the item is not known.


No attempt to code

Content designator history:

Character position 03 (Sound on medium or separate) was moved to position 05 when field 007 was restructured in 1981.

To return, select:

007:  Projected graphic

007  Physical Description Fixed Field