Field definition and scope:

Field 346 contains technical specifications relating to the encoding of video images in a resource.

Multiple values from the same source vocabulary may be recorded in the same field in separate occurrences of subfield $a (Video format) and subfield $b (Broadcast standard).  Terms from different source vocabularies are recorded in separate occurrences of the field.

Field 346 is repeatable.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

For indicator and subfield code definitions and examples, National-level (NLR) and Minimal-level (MLR) record requirements, and designator repeatability, see table below:

Position

Description

NLR

MLR

Repeatability

Field 346

Video Characteristics

 

 

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

 

First

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

 

$a

Video format

 

 

R

$b

Broadcast standard

 

 

R

$0

Authority record control number or standard number

 

 

R

$2

Source

 

 

NR

$3

Materials specified

 

 

NR

$6

Linkage

 

 

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

 

 

R

Content designator history:

Field 346 - Video Characteristics  [new, 2011]

Related MARC field or document:

RDA in MARC Bibliographic Data

See also:

3XX  Physical Description, Etc. Fields

Variable Data Fields