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Item type usage

NOTE: All materials cataloged for Mandeville Library of Special Collections are coded item type 34. 
Most materials cataloged for the music controlled circulation location are coded 18; accompanying materials with ORW call number prefix are coded 36. 
  
 

Code  Meaning  Millennium Label
(displays in drop-down list in item record)
Usage 
Paper books  Monographs  
1 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
Paper periodicals  Serials Magazines and journals issued 4 or more times a year. In case of doubt, use item type code 4. Biomed and MCL do not use.
Individual serial analytics  Analyzed Serials SIO, Biomed, and MCL only; all other locations use item type code 0.
Paper serials  Annuals Serials issued 3 times or less a year and analyzed serials. Use item type code 0 for individual analytics. Biomed and MCL do not use.
5 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
Classified serials  Classified Serials Biomed and MCL only
W1/ZW1 serials 
(copy 1) 
W1/ZW1 Serials 
(copy 1) 
Biomed and MCL only
W1/ZW1 serials 
(copy 2) 
W1/ZW1 Serials 
(copy 2) 
Biomed and MCL only
9 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
10  Paper newspapers  Newspapers  
11  Microfilm - newspapers  Microfilm - Newspapers  
12  Microfilm - 
not newspapers 
Microfilm - 
Not Newspapers 
Takes precedence over all other item type codes
13  Microfiche  Microfiche Takes precedence over all other item type codes
14  Microprint and microcards  Microprint Takes precedence over all other item type codes
15  Maps  Maps  
16  Paper dissertations  Dissertations SIO only for SIO theses and dissertations; all other locations use item type code 0 unless item is a music score, in which case use item type code 17
17  Music scores  Music Scores  
18  Music controlled circulationm  Music Recordings Most materials (including all electronic direct access items) cataloged for the music controlled circulation location are coded 18; accompanying materials with ORW call number prefix are coded 36.
19 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
20  Audio cassettes  Audio Cassettes IRPS, SIO, Biomed, and MCL only
21  Phonograph records Sp. Coll. Phono  
22 Blu-ray disc mono & type 4 serial Blu-ray disc mono & type 4 serial  
23 Blu-ray disc type 2 serial Blu-ray disc type 2 serial  
24  Videocassettes  Videocassettes  
25  Slides  Slides  
26  Films  16mm Film Reels of film, such as 8mm or 16mm (not microfilm)
27 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
28  Data tapes  Data Tapes  
29  Kits  Mixed Media Prefer to create item records for individual parts if possible
30 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
31  Tech reports  Tech Repts SIO only; takes precedence over all other item type codes
32 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
33  Atlases  Atlases A volume consisting of maps 
34  Special Collections  Special Collections  Mandeville Library of Special Collections only; takes precedence over all other item type codes
35  Non-circulating  Non-circulating  Used for materials designated as "Library use only" that are shelved in circulating stacks; must be used with status "o"
36 Controlled Circulation Controlled Circulation Used for location cca (Controlled Circ Annex) and cma (Music Con Circ). Use status "-" for available.
37  Equipment  Equipment  
38  Next day reserve  Reserves 1 Reserve units only
39  One hour reserve  Reserves 2 Reserve units only
40  One week reserve  Reserves 3 Reserve units only
41  Two hour reserve  Reserves 4 No overnight chargeouts; reserve units only
42  Videodiscs  Laser Discs  
43  Remote access files  Remote access files   
44 BML 1 Day Serials BML 1 Day Circ  
45  Computer disc, mono & 
type 4 serial 
Computer disc, mono & type 4 serial  Use for independent and accompanying mono CD-ROMs
46  Diskette, mono & 
type 4 serial
Diskette, mono & 
type 4 serial
Use for independent and accompanying mono diskettes
47 

Guides to Mono 
Computer Files 

Guides to Mono Computer Files   
48  Diskette, type 2 serial Diskette, type 2 serial Use for independent and accompanying serial diskettes
49  Computer disc, type 2 serial Computer disc, type 2 serial Use for independent and accompanying serial CD-ROMs
50  Guides to Serial 
Computer Files 
Guides to Serial Computer Files   
51 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
52 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
53 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
54 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
55 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
56 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
57 <undefined> <NOT IN USE> Use for independent and accompanying serial DVD computer files
58 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
59 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
60 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
61 DVD videorecording, mono & type 4 serial DVD videorecording, mono & type 4 serial Use for independent and accompanying mono DVD video recordings
62 Guide for DVD video recording Guide for DVD video recording  
63 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>
64 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
65 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
66 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
67 CD audio, mono & type 4 serial CD audio, mono & type 4 serial Use for mono sound recordings not located in the Arts Libraries
68 <undefined> <NOT IN USE>  
69 CD audio, type 2 serial CD audio, type 2 serial Use for serial sound recordings not located in the Arts Libraries
70 DVD videorecording, type 2 ser DVD videorecording, type 2 ser Use for independent and accompanying serial DVD video recordings

Prepared by: Item Type Task Force 
Maggie Houlihan, Chair 
Approved by: Circulation Committee, April 7, 1995 
Approved by Cataloging Committee March 13, 1995 
Updated by Karen Peters for the Roger Metadata Policy Subgroup August 24, 2015