5.B. Extent of item , specific material designation and specific type of format
5.B.1. Extent of item and specific material designation
Based on and expanded from ISBD (NBM) 5.1.1 & Appendix D
Expanded from AACR2 6.5B1, 7.5B1, adapted from AACR2 9.5B1
Extracted and expanded from ISBD (ER) 5.1.1-5.1.2The first element of the physical description area names and numbers the physical unit or units constituting the item , adding other measures of extent as appropriate. The specific material designation identifies the particular class of material to which the item belongs and is given in the language and/or script of the archive or cataloguing agency.
sound tape reel
sound wire reel
sound track film reel
electronic chip cartridge
electronic tape reel
electronic tape cassette
electronic tape reel
electronic optical disc
5.B.1.1. Extent of item Based on AACR2 1.5B1, 6.5B1, 7.5B1
2 sound cassettes
1 sound disc
1 electronic disk
1 electronic optical disc
5.B.1.2. Based on AACR2 6.5B1, 7.5B1 Optional rules Optionally, where the general material designation is applied in the title (see 1.C.1) omit the term sound, film , video or electronic from the specific material designation, unless it is required to make the specific material designation understandable, as with sound track film .
Area 1: A whiter shade of pale [sound recording]
1 disc 5.B.1.3. Optionally, where the specific material designation would normally be associated with a particular medium, but the item actually contains another medium, precede it with the appropriate term for the medium contained in the item .
5.B.2. Specific type of format Adapted from ISBD (ER) 5.1.3
See also: 5.C.2.4, 5.D.6 The identification of a specific type of format may be given in the language and/or script of the archive or cataloguing agency as a qualifier.
Following is a list of terms for specific types of formats. The list is not exclusive. Additional terms may be applied as appropriate.
7 sound discs (lacquer)
2 sound discs (metal mother)
1 sound cassette (Exabyte)
5.B.4. Playing time (duration), fractional extent of item , and time code
5.B.4.1. Playing time (duration) Expanded from AACR2 1.5B4, 6.5B2, 7.5B2
Give the playing time of the recording in parentheses as follows. Where the format is qualified with more specific information, precede the duration with a comma and a space.
a) If the playing time is stated on the item , give it as stated.
3 sound discs (CD, 2 hr., 45 min.)
b) If the playing time is not stated on the item but is readily ascertainable, give it.
1 videocassette (30 min.)
1 sound disc (3 min., 21 sec.)
c) Optionally, if the playing time is neither stated on the item nor readily ascertainable, either give an approximate time or omit this information.
1. sound wire reel (ca. 21 min.)
d) Optionally, if the parts of a multipart item have a stated uniform playing time or an approximate uniform playing time, give the playing time of each part followed by each. Otherwise, give the total duration.
31 sound cassettes (30 min. each)
11 sound cassettes (ca. 90 min. each)
2 sound discs (1 hr.)
7 discs (lacquer, 2 hr., 10 min.)
5.B.4.3. Fractional extent of item
Expanded from AACR2 6.5B3, 7.5B2 If the description is of a separately titled part of an item lacking a collective title (see 1.G.1), express the fractional extent in the form:
on side 3 of 2 sound discs
on reel 3 of 4 sound tape reels
on sides 1-3 of 2 sound discs
(if the parts are numbered or lettered in a single sequence)
on 1 side of 2 sound discs
on 1 reel of 3 sound tape reels
(if there is no sequential numbering)
starts at 43 min., 35 sec. on 1 sound cassette (DAT)
track 3 on side 2 of 1 sound disc
(if specific locational information for the recording on the carrier is available, and this information is required by the archive or cataloguing agency).
Add the duration of the part to such a statement (see also Chapter 9).
on 1 side of 1 sound cassette (25 min.)
on side 5 of 7 sound discs (15 min., 12 sec.)
5.B.4.4. Time code
Optionally, give the time code of the start ID and the end ID of an audio file as shown in the display on the recording/playback machine.