Cataloging Reference Archive
245 Tag for General Material Designator (GMD)
Revised March 5, 2003 245 $h[ ] contains the General Material Designation (GMD), a term indicating the broad class of material to which an item belongs. Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Second Edition (AACR2) dictates the terms that are used.
GMDs used in the United States
* Per 2001 amendment to AACR2
** INFOhio has added [equipment] to the list of AACR2 terms. Equipment can now be used for hardware items that you wish to catalog and track via your database. Realia and the other terms that were used for equipment can now be replaced. Realia will now only be used for realia.
When cataloging equipment make sure you leave the date out of date1 and date2 in the 008 field. This ensures that your equipment record will not be loaded into INFOhio's K-12 Curriculum Resources Catalog (INFOhio's Union Catalog).
If you have consistently used a different term and wish to change all instances to equipment," your DASite may be able to do this for you.
Icons used in CAT and CAT Jr.(December 24, 2002) Many schools use type "r" in the Leader to indicate equipment.
|Last Updated on September 13, 2003||