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5.2. Appendix B: Using GMDs

General Material Designation (GMD) has been used in the 245 $h to describe the material type of the item based on the AACR2 standard, which has been superseded by RDA. However, because Evergreen currently lacks distinct format icons for some item types, GMDs may still be used in limited cases to facilitate patron access in NC Cardinal, based the approved list below.

In all records, use the 33X fields to provide information from RDA controlled vocabularies for the appropriate material type. Use the 300 tag (instead of the 245 $h) to include any information that is not on the approved GMDs list.


Approved GMDs


[electronic resource]




[large print]




[sound recording]


[VOX audio-enabled]

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