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Minerva Material Types
Please note that GMDs may be suggestions or incomplete lists. A complete list of approved GMD terms may be found at http://www.maine.gov/infonet/minerva/cataloging/manual/ch4.htm#gmd
a. PRINTED MATERIAL: non-periodical monograph, monographic series, or serial publication in print form. Examples: printed monographs, annual publications such as yearbooks, annual directories and reports. Not including Large Type books or Graphic Novels.
b. PERIODICAL: Printed, electronic, or online publication that is issued more frequently than once a year and at regular intervals with each issue containing articles by several contributors. Examples: magazines, newpapers, newsletters, online continuing resources. Requires GMD [periodical].
c. (NAME CHANGE) MUSIC SCORES, both printed and manuscript, vocal and instrumental. Requires GMD [music].
e. MAPS: printed maps, including atlases. Requires GMD [cartographic material].
f. MS MAP: unpublished, hand drawn maps. Usually in archival collection. Requires GMD [cartographic material].
g. BLU-RAY: (NEW) videorecording disc requiring a Blu-Ray format player. GMD: [videorecording].
h. GRAPHIC NOVELS: Printed book format that is a blend of text and illustrations, has a beginning and end, and uses visual images with or without text to tell a story. May be fiction OR nonfiction. (Collections of comic strips and monthly or other regularly published serialized comics are NOT graphic novels. Use material type “a” for these.) Do not use a GMD.
k. GRAPHIC MATERIAL: (NAME CHANGE) Non-cartographic graphic materials to include art originals, art reproductions and prints, charts, flip charts, wall charts, flash cards, printed photographs, pictures, postcards, radiographs (X-rays), study prints, technical drawings, posters, film, filmstrips, slides. The use of the following GMDs is required for applicable material: [art original], [art reproduction], [chart], [flash card], [picture], [slide]. DO NOTE USE FOR GRAPHIC NOVELS.
l. LARGE PRINT: printed books with larger size type for ease of reading for vision impaired. Requires GMD [text (large print)].
m. MUSIC MP3 CD: (NEW) Mp3 format musical sound recording on a disc requiring an MP-3 format player. GMD: [sound recording]
n. SPOKEN MP3 CD: (NEW) Mp3 format nonmusical sound recording on a disc requiring a Mp3 format player. GMD: [sound recording]
o. KIT: an item comprised of 3 or more categories of materials, none of which is identifiable as the predominant constituent of the item. Further, a multipart item is defined as a kit when either none of the parts, or 3 or more parts, can be used independently. Requires GMD [kit].
p. ARCHIVAL MATERIAL: items (usually unpublished) collected for historical purposes such as diaries, correspondence, albums, scrapbooks, clippings, records, ledgers, etc. Also includes manuscripts and typescripts. Manuscripts require GMD [manuscript].
q. EQUIPMENT: library- owned hardware that may or may not be circulated, such as headphones, ereaders, laptops, projectors, screens, dvd players, etc. Noncirculating equipment should have initials “n” (suppressed).
r. 3D OBJECT: 3-dimensional material such as models, dioramas, games, puzzles, sculpture, machines, clothing/costumes, toys, puppets, exhibits. Also includes realia and naturally occurring objects such as rocks, minerals, leaves, seeds, shells, mounted microscopic specimens, bones, skeletons, etc. Requires the following GMDs when applicable: [model], [diorama], [game], [toy], [realia].
s. PLAYAWAY: preloaded digital audiobook, stored in electronic format in self-contained sound media player device. Requires GMD: [sound recording].
t. E-MUSIC:(NEW) downloadable or streaming music in electronic format such as Mp3, WMA, Mp4, etc. Requires GMD: electronic resource.
u. E-AUDIOBOOK:(NEW) downloadable or streaming spoken word recorded book in electronic format such as Mp3, WMA, Mp4, etc. Requires GMD: electronic resource.
v. E-VIDEO : (NEW) downloadable or streaming video in electronic format such as YouTube, WMV, MOV, etc. Requires GMD: electronic resource.
w. MICROFORM: miniature reproduction of printed or other graphic material which cannot be utilized without magnification. Material preserved on microfilm, microfiche, etc. Requires GMD: [microform].
x. EBOOK: (NEW) non-periodical monograph, monographic series, or serial publication in electronic format such as MP3, WMA, MP4, etc. May be downloaded onto an e-reader device such as Kindle, Nook, etc. Includes electronic format Large Print and Graphic Novels. Requires GMD: [electronic resource].
y. WEB RESOURCE: Integrating resource accessed remotely via a network, such as webpages, search engines, blogs, databases, online discussion group (“listserv”), OPACs. Also, newsletters, .pdf documents, wikis, online maps. Requires GMD: [electronic resource]
z. SOFTWARE: electronically stored application designed for use in a computer, game console, or other electronic device. Requires GMD: [electronic resource]
1. MUSIC CD: compact disc digital format musical sound recording. Requires GMD: [sound recording].
2. MUSIC CASS: audio cassette tape format musical sound recording. Requires GMD: [sound recording].
3. SPOKEN CD: compact disc digital format nonmusical sound recording. Requires GMD: [sound recording].
4. SPOKEN CASS: audio cassette tape format nonmusical sound recording. Requires GMD: [sound recording].
5. DVD: DVD digital video disc. Requires GMD: [videorecording].
6. VHS: videotape cassette. Requires GMD: [videorecording].
7. PHONODISC: a revolving disc or cylinder with a spiral groove carrying recorded sound that is reproduced by means of the vibration of a stylus or needle. Use this for vinyl LPs, “45s” etc. Requires GMD: [sound recording].
8. BRAILLE: reading material for the blind, using the system of writing with characters made up of raised dots. Requires GMD: [Braille].
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