Tip #168: Large print books cheat sheet

A correct Evergreen Indiana MARC record for a large print book contains the following elements:

  • A ‘d’ in the Form fixed field (used for filtered searching)
  • The words ‘large print’ in parentheses following the pagination in the 300 field
  • A genre heading of “Large type books.”


245 10 |a Skeleton Hill / |c Peter Lovesey.
300 __ |a 573 p. (large print) ; |c 23 cm.
655 _0 |a Large type books.
Form fixed field = d

245 10 |a No easy day : |b the autobiography of a Navy SEAL : the firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden / |c Mark Owen ; with Kevin Maurer.
300 __ |a 381 pages (large print) : |b illustrations (some color), maps ; |c 24 cm
655 _0 |a Large type books.
Form fixed field = d

In Evergreen, a general material designation (GMD) for large print is never used. If you find a GMD for large print in a 245 field, please delete it.

If the item in hand states “large print version” or “large print edition”, add an edition statement in a 250 field:

(AACR2) 250 __ |a Large print ed.
(RDA)     250 __ |a Large print edition.

Originally published on February 22, 2013.

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