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Mixed Format Titles:
Name of Accompanying Material

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When giving the name of the accompanying material, use specific material designations (SMDs) based on type of material whenever possible.

Cartographic materials | Music | Sound recordings | Motion pictures and videorecordings | Graphic materials | Computer files | Three-dimensional artefacts and realia | Microforms

Specific Material Designations for Cartographic Materials

  • atlas
  • diagram
  • globe
  • map
  • map section
  • profile
  • relief model
  • remote-sensing image
  • view

Refer to AACR2 rule 3.5B for complete information.

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Specific Material Designations for Music

  • score
  • condensed score
  • close score
  • miniature score¹
  • piano [violin, etc.] conductor part
  • vocal score
  • piano score
  • chorus score
  • part

¹Use for scores reduced in size and not intended primarily for performance.

Refer to AACR2 rule 5.5B for complete information.

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Specific Material Designations for Sound Recordings

  • sound cartridge
  • sound cassette
  • sound disc
  • sound tape reel
  • sound track film

Refer to AACR2 rule 6.5B for complete information.

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Specific Material Designations for Motion Pictures and Videorecordings

  • film cartridge
  • film cassette
  • film loop
  • film reel
  • videocartridge
  • videocassette
  • videodisc
  • videoreel

Refer to AACR2 rule 7.5B for complete information.

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Specific Material Designations for Graphic Materials

  • art original
  • art print
  • art reproduction
  • chart
  • filmslip
  • filmstrip
  • flash card
  • flip chart
  • photograph
  • picture
  • postcard
  • poster
  • radiograph
  • slide
  • stereograph
  • study print
  • technical drawing
  • transparency
  • wall chart

Refer to AACR2 rule 8.5B for complete information.

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Specific Material Designations for Computer Files

  • computer cartridge
  • computer cassette
  • computer disk
  • computer reel
  • computer optical disc

"Disc" is the computer industry term for optical storage devices (i.e., CD-ROMs, music CDs).
"Disk" is the computer industry term for magnetic storage devices (i.e., floppy diskettes).

Refer to AACR2 rule 9.5B and LCRIs for complete information.

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Specific Material Designations for Three-Dimensional Artefacts and Realia

  • art original
  • art reproduction
  • braille cassette
  • diorama
  • exhibit
  • game
  • microscope slide
  • mock-up
  • model

Refer to AACR2 rule 10.5B for complete information.

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Specific Material Designations for Microforms

  • aperture card
  • microfiche
  • microfilm
  • microopaque

Refer to AACR2 rule 11.5B for complete information.

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