MARC 300 Physical Description

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MARC field 300 in the bibliographic format contains physical description of the described item, including its extent, dimensions, and other physical details, such as the presence and type of illustrations, description of any accompanying materials, and unit type and size. This field is repeatable.

Basic use and searching

Basic use

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Commonly-used tags



Subfield delimiters

ǂa Extent
ǂb Other physical details
ǂc Dimensions
ǂe Accompanying material
ǂ3 Materials specified  

Policy and formulation


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