6.25 — Base material

Contents:

6.25.1 Element information

6.25.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

6.25.1.2 Sources of information

6.25.2 RDA definition and scope

6.25.2.1 An underlying physical material of a manifestation.

6.25.3 General rule

6.25.3.1 Record the base material of the manifestation if considered important. Use one or more terms from the RDA Value Vocabularies: RDA Material and indicate the source.

Example:
Base material: paper
Source code of term: rdamat
(Comment: Example includes the MARC source code of term for clarity)

6.25.3.2 If none of the terms in the RDA vocabulary is appropriate, record another suitable term from a standardized vocabulary and indicate its source. Prefer the RBMS Controlled vocabularies: Paper terms for terms for specific types of paper.

Example:
Base material: Japan vellum
Source code of term: rbpap
(Comment: Example includes the MARC source code of term for clarity)

6.25.3.3 Make a note recording more detailed descriptions of base materials if considered important (see Details of base material, 6.255.3.1).


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