Character position definition and scope:

A one-character alphabetic code indicates whether quality assurance targets have been included appropriately at the time of reformatting/creation of the electronic resource.  Targets are standard reference points which can be interpreted by a human or machine and used to measure resolution, color, faithfulness of representation to the original, etc.  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:




Absent  Quality assurance targets were not included at the time of reformatting and/or are not present in the electronic resource.


Not applicable  Inclusion of quality assurance targets is not applicable to this electronic resource.




Unknown  The presence of quality assurance targets in the electronic resource is not known.


No attempt to code

Content designator history:

007/10  Quality assurance targets  [new, 1999]

To return, select:

007:  Electronic resource

007  Physical Description Fixed Field