Formats in New VuFind

New VuFind uses the following MARC definitions to determine an item’s format(s). These definitions help New VuFind designate format indicators that display in the results list of the Search Results Page.  They also determine which records are returned when you apply format facets in the Narrow Search feature or when you limit to specific formats on the Advanced Search page.

Format changes were made to VuFind 0.6’s logic for New VuFind. These include:

  • New format: Braille;
  • New format: CD-ROM;
  • New format: Large Print;
  • Format name change: Film renamed Reel-to-Reel;
  • Format definition change:  Vinyl LPs definition includes 344c and additional variants of 33 1/3;
  • Format definition change: Audio CDs definition includes 007/06="g", 300c= 4 3/4 (multiple variants), and 300c= 12 cm. Additional variants of 33 1/3 and the 344c were added to the stanza of what should not appear. 

Note, New VuFind displays more than one format indicator for a bibliographic record if multiple formats apply. 

VuFind Format Bibliographic Record Coding
2D Art RecType="k" / Two-Dimensional Nonprojectable Graphic
2D Art + Electronic RecType="k"
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
3D Object RecType="r" / Three-Dimensional Artifact or Naturally Occurring Object
3D Object + Electronic RecType="r"
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
Archival Collection RecType="a" / Language Material AND BibLvl="c" / Collection
Archival Collection + Electronic (RecType="a" AND BibLvl="c")
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
Archive (RecType="a" / Language Material AND BibLvl="d" / Subunit)
OR
(RecType="b" [obsolete] / Archival and Manuscripts Control)
Archive + Electronic ((RecType="a" AND BibLvl="d") OR RecType="b")
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
Audio CD

(RecType="j" OR RecType="i" OR 245h="sound..." OR 007ab="sd")
AND
(the term "compact disc" OR "CD" OR "audio disc" appears in the 300a, 300b, 300e, 305a, 305b, 305c, 338a, 538a,
or 690a)
AND
(the term "33 1/3" OR "33 ⅓" OR "33⅓" OR "33 ¹/₃" OR "33¹/₃" does NOT appear in the 300a, 300b, 300e, 305a, 305b, 305c, 338a,
344c, 538a, or 690a)

Audiocassette (RecType="j" OR RecType="i" OR 245h="sound...")
AND
(007ab="ss" OR (the term "audiocassette" OR "cassette" appears in the 300a, 300b, 300e, 305a, 305b, 305c, 338a, 538a, or 690a))
Blu-ray ((007ab="vd" OR 245h="video...") AND (the term "bluray" OR "blu ray" OR "blu-ray" appears in the 300a, 300b, 300e, 305a, 305b, 305c, 338a, 538a, or 690a))
OR
((RecType="g" AND 007a="v" AND (the term "bluray" OR "blu ray" OR "blu-ray" appears in the 300a, 300b, 300e, 305a, 305b, 305c, 338a, 538a, or 690a))
Book RecType="a" / Language Material
AND
(BibLvl="a" / Monographic Component Part OR BibLvl="m" / Monographic)
Book + Electronic (RecType="a" AND (BibLvl="a" OR BibLvl="m"))
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
Braille (006/06=f AND 006/00=acdijpst)
OR
(006/12=f AND 006/00=efgkor)
OR
(008/23=f AND RecType=cdijp)                                  
OR
(008/23=f AND RecType=at AND BibLvl=acdm)    
OR                                        
(008/23=f AND RecType=a AND BibLvl=bis)     
OR
(008/29=f AND RecType=efgkor)                         
OR
(the term "braille" appears in 245h, 250a, 300abe, 340n, 440a, 490a, 655a)
OR
((336b="tct" OR 336b="tcn" OR 336a="tactile text" OR 336a="tactile notated music") AND (term "braille" appears in 650a))
CD-ROM

((RecType=m and 008/23=q) OR (007/00=c AND 007/01=o) OR (007/00=c AND 007/04=g) OR
(006/00=m AND 006/06=q) OR 245h=”computer file” OR 337a=”computer” OR 337b=c OR 338a=“computer disc”
OR 338b=cd OR (300c=4 3/4 in. OR 12 cm) OR (the terms “computer laser optical disc” OR “computer optical disc”
OR “computer disc” appear in 300a, 300b)
AND
(The term “CD-ROM...” appears in any of the following fields: 300a, 300b, 300e, 338$3, 538a, 690a, 753a))

DVD (007ab="vd" OR 245h="video..." OR (RecType="g" AND 007a="v"))
AND
(the term "dvd" appears in the 300a, 300b, 300e, 305a, 305b, 305c, 338a, 538a, or 690a)
Journal / Magazine RecType="a" / Language Material
AND
(BibLvl="b" / Serial Component Part OR BibLvl="s" / Serial)
Journal / Magazine + Electronic (RecType="a" AND (BibLvl="b" OR BibLvl="s"))
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
Kit RecType="o" / Kit
Large Print (006/06=d AND 006/00=acdijpst)
OR
(006/12=d AND 006/00=efgkor)
OR
(008/23=d AND RecType=cdijp)                                      
OR
(008/23=d AND RecType=at AND BibLvl=acdm)  
OR                                        
(008/23=d AND RecType=a AND BibLvl= bis)              
OR
(008/29=d AND RecType=efgkor)                    
OR
(the terms "giant print" OR "large print" appear in 250a, 300abe, 340n, 440a, 490a)
Manuscript RecType="t" / Manuscript Language Material
Manuscript + Electronic RecType="t"
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
Manuscript Map RecType="f" / Manuscript Cartographic Material
Map RecType="e" / Cartographic Material
Map + Electronic (RecType="e" OR RecType="f")
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
Microform 245h="microform" OR 007a="h" OR 338a="microf..." OR 338a="microo..." OR 338a="aperture" OR 338b="h")
Mixed Material RecType="p" / Mixed Materials
Movie RecType="g" / Projected Medium
Movie + Electronic RecType="g"
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
Music Manuscript RecType="d" / Manuscript Notated Music
Music Manuscript + Electronic RecType="d"
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
Music Recording RecType="j" / Musical Sound Recording
Music Recording + Electronic RecType="j"
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
Music Score RecType="c" / Notated Music

Music Score + Electronic

RecType="c"
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
Reel-to-Reel (RecType="g" AND (245h="motion picture" OR 007a="m")
OR
(the term "film reel" appears in the 300a, 300b, 300e, 305a, 305b, 305c, 338a, 538a, or 690a)
Slide RecType="g"
AND
(245h="slide" OR 007ab="gs" OR 007ab="gt")
Software / Computer File RecType="m" / Computer File
Spoken Word Recording RecType="i" / Nonmusical Sound Recording
Spoken Word Recording + Electronic RecType="i"
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
Textual Material RecType="a" / Language Material AND BibLvl="i" / Integrating Resource
Textual Material + Electronic (RecType="a" AND BibLvl="i")
AND
(245h="electronic resource" OR 338a="online resource" OR 338a="computer..." OR 338b="c")
VHS (007ab="vf" OR 245h="video..." OR RecType="g")
AND
(the term "vhs" OR "videocassette" appears in the 300a, 300b, 300e, 305a, 305b, 305c, 338a, 538a, or 690a)
Vinyl LP (RecType="j" OR RecType="i" OR 245h="sound" OR 007ab="sd")
AND
(the term "33 1/3" OR "33 ⅓" OR "33⅓" OR "33 ¹/₃" OR "33¹/₃" appears in the 300a, 300b, 300e, 305a, 305b, 305c, 338a, 344c, 538a, or 690a)