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List 150: Product form

Value Description Notes Issue number Modified in Issue
00 Undefined 0
AA Audio Audio recording – detail unspecified 0
AB Audio cassette Audio cassette (analogue) 0
AC CD-Audio Audio compact disc: use for ‘Red book’ discs (conventional audio CD) and SACD, and use coding in <ProductFormDetail> to specify the format, if required 8
AD DAT Digital audio tape cassette 0
AE Audio disc Audio disc (excluding CD-Audio): use for ‘Yellow book’ (CD-Rom-style) discs, including for example mp3 CDs, and use coding in <ProductFormDetail> to specify the format of the data on the disc 0 37
AF Audio tape Audio tape (analogue open reel tape) 0
AG MiniDisc Sony MiniDisc format 2
AH CD-Extra Audio compact disc with part CD-ROM content, also termed CD-Plus or Enhanced-CD: use for ‘Blue book’ and ‘Yellow/Red book’ two-session discs 2
AI DVD Audio 2
AJ Downloadable audio file Digital audio recording downloadable to the purchaser’s own device(s) 2 39
AK Pre-recorded digital audio player For example, Playaway audiobook and player: use coding in <ProductFormDetail> to specify the recording format, if required 11
AL Pre-recorded SD card For example, Audiofy audiobook chip 7
AM LP Vinyl disc (analogue). 38
AN Downloadable and online audio file Digital audio recording available both by download to the purchaser’s own device(s) and by online (eg streamed) access 39
AO Online audio file Digital audio recording available online (eg streamed), not downloadable to the purchaser’s own device(s) 39
AZ Other audio format Other audio format not specified by AB to AM 0
BA Book Book – detail unspecified 0
BB Hardback Hardback or cased book 0
BC Paperback / softback Paperback or other softback book 0
BD Loose-leaf Loose-leaf book 0
BE Spiral bound Spiral, comb or coil bound book 0
BF Pamphlet Pamphlet, stapled; use for German ‘geheftet’. Includes low-extent wire-stitched books bound without a distinct spine (eg many comic books) 0 29
BG Leather / fine binding Use <ProductFormDetail> to provide additional description 0
BH Board book Child’s book with all pages printed on board 0
BI Rag book Child’s book with all pages printed on textile 0
BJ Bath book Child’s book printed on waterproof material 0
BK Novelty book A book whose novelty consists wholly or partly in a format which cannot be described by any other available code – a ‘conventional’ format code is always to be preferred; one or more Product Form Detail codes, eg from the B2nn group, should be used whenever possible to provide additional description 2
BL Slide bound Slide bound book 2
BM Big book Extra-large format for teaching etc; this format and terminology may be specifically UK; required as a top-level differentiator 2
BN Part-work (fascículo) A part-work issued with its own ISBN and intended to be collected and bound into a complete book 6
BO Fold-out book or chart Concertina-folded booklet or chart, designed to fold to pocket or regular page size, and usually bound within distinct board or card covers: use for German ‘Leporello’ 8
BP Foam book A children’s book whose cover and pages are made of foam 10
BZ Other book format Other book format or binding not specified by BB to BP 0
CA Sheet map Sheet map – detail unspecified 0
CB Sheet map, folded 0
CC Sheet map, flat 0
CD Sheet map, rolled See <ProductPackaging> and Codelist 80 for ‘rolled in tube’ 0
CE Globe Globe or planisphere 0
CZ Other cartographic Other cartographic format not specified by CB to CE 0
DA Digital (on physical carrier) Digital content delivered on a physical carrier (detail unspecified) 0
DB CD-ROM 0
DC CD-I CD interactive: use for ‘Green book’ discs 0
DE Game cartridge 0
DF Diskette AKA ‘floppy disc’ 0
DI DVD-ROM 2
DJ Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card 6
DK Compact Flash Memory Card 6
DL Memory Stick Memory Card 6
DM USB Flash Drive 6
DN Double-sided CD/DVD Double-sided disc, one side Audio CD/CD-ROM, other side DVD 7
DZ Other digital carrier Other carrier of digital content not specified by DB to DN 0
EA Digital (delivered electronically) Digital content delivered electronically (delivery method unspecified) 9
EB Digital download and online Digital content available both by download and by online access 9
EC Digital online Digital content accessed online only 9
ED Digital download Digital content delivered by download only 9
FA Film or transparency Film or transparency – detail unspecified 0
FC Slides Photographic transparencies mounted for projection 0
FD OHP transparencies Transparencies for overhead projector 0
FE Filmstrip Photographic transparencies, unmounted but cut into short multi-frame strips 2
FF Film Continuous movie film as opposed to filmstrip 2
FZ Other film or transparency format Other film or transparency format not specified by FB to FF 0
LA Digital product license Digital product license (delivery method not encoded) 10
LB Digital product license key Digital product license delivered through the retail supply chain as a physical ‘key’, typically a card or booklet containing a code enabling the purchaser to download the associated product 10
LC Digital product license code Digital product license delivered by email or other electronic distribution, typically providing a code enabling the purchaser to activate, upgrade or extend the license supplied with the associated product 10
MA Microform Microform – detail unspecified 0
MB Microfiche 0
MC Microfilm Roll microfilm 0
MZ Other microform Other microform not specified by MB or MC 0
PA Miscellaneous print Miscellaneous printed material – detail unspecified 0
PB Address book May use <ProductFormDetail> codes P201 to P204 to specify binding 0
PC Calendar 0
PD Cards Cards, flash cards (eg for teaching reading) 0
PE Copymasters Copymasters, photocopiable sheets 0
PF Diary May use <ProductFormDetail> codes P201 to P204 to specify binding 0
PG Frieze Narrow strip-shaped printed sheet used mostly for education or children’s products (eg depicting alphabet, number line, procession of illustrated characters etc). Usually intended for horizontal display 0 14
PH Kit Parts for post-purchase assembly 0 14
PI Sheet music 0
PJ Postcard book or pack 0
PK Poster Poster for retail sale – see also XF 0
PL Record book Record book (eg ‘birthday book’, ‘baby book’): binding unspecified; may use <ProductFormDetail> codes P201 to P204 to specify binding 0
PM Wallet or folder Wallet or folder (containing loose sheets etc): it is preferable to code the contents and treat ‘wallet’ as packaging in <ProductPackaging> with Codelist 80, but if this is not possible the product as a whole may be coded as a ‘wallet’ 0
PN Pictures or photographs 0
PO Wallchart 0
PP Stickers 2
PQ Plate (lámina) A book-sized (as opposed to poster-sized) sheet, usually in color or high quality print 6
PR Notebook / blank book A book with all pages blank for the buyer’s own use; may use <ProductFormDetail> codes P201 to P204 to specify binding 8
PS Organizer May use <ProductFormDetail> codes P201 to P204 to specify binding 8
PT Bookmark 8
PU Leaflet Folded but unbound 42
PZ Other printed item Other printed item not specified by PB to PQ 0
SA Multiple-component retail product Presentation unspecified: format of product components must be given in <ProductPart> 9 41
SB Multiple-component retail product, boxed Format of product components must be given in <ProductPart> 9 41
SC Multiple-component retail product, slip-cased Format of product components must be given in <ProductPart> 9 41
SD Multiple-component retail product, shrink-wrapped Format of product components must be given in <ProductPart>. Use code XL for a shrink-wrapped pack for trade supply, where the retail items it contains are intended for sale individually 9 41
SE Multiple-component retail product, loose Format of product components must be given in <ProductPart> 9 41
SF Multiple-component retail product, part(s) enclosed Multiple component product where subsidiary product part(s) is/are supplied as enclosures to the primary part, eg a book with a CD packaged in a sleeve glued within the back cover. Format of product components must be given in <ProductPart> 9 41
VA Video Video – detail unspecified 0
VF Videodisc eg Laserdisc 0
VI DVD video DVD video: specify TV standard in <ProductFormDetail> 2
VJ VHS video VHS videotape: specify TV standard in <ProductFormDetail> 2
VK Betamax video Betamax videotape: specify TV standard in <ProductFormDetail> 2
VL VCD VideoCD 5
VM SVCD Super VideoCD 5
VN HD DVD High definition DVD disc, Toshiba HD DVD format 7
VO Blu-ray High definition DVD disc, Sony Blu-ray format 7
VP UMD Video Sony Universal Media disc 7
VQ CBHD China Blue High-Definition, derivative of HD-DVD 23
VZ Other video format Other video format not specified by VB to VQ 0
XA Trade-only material Trade-only material (unspecified) 0
XB Dumpbin – empty 0
XC Dumpbin – filled Dumpbin with contents. ISBN (where applicable) and format of contained items must be given in <ProductPart> 0 11
XD Counterpack – empty 0
XE Counterpack – filled Counterpack with contents. ISBN (where applicable) and format of contained items must be given in <ProductPart> 0 11
XF Poster, promotional Promotional poster for display, not for sale – see also PK 0
XG Shelf strip 0
XH Window piece Promotional piece for shop window display 0
XI Streamer 0
XJ Spinner 0
XK Large book display Large scale facsimile of book for promotional display 0
XL Shrink-wrapped pack A quantity pack with its own product code, usually for trade supply only: the retail items it contains are intended for sale individually. ISBN (where applicable) and format of contained items must be given in <ProductPart>. For products or product bundles supplied individually shrink-wrapped for retail sale, use code SD 0 11
XM Boxed pack A quantity pack with its own product code, usually for trade supply only: the retail items it contains are intended for sale individually. ISBN (where applicable) and format of contained items must be given in <ProductPart>. For products or product bundles boxed individually for retail sale, use code SB 27
XZ Other point of sale Other point of sale material not specified by XB to XL 0
ZA General merchandise General merchandise – unspecified 0
ZB Doll 0
ZC Soft toy Soft or plush toy 0
ZD Toy 0
ZE Game Board game, or other game (except computer game: see DE and other D* codes) 0
ZF T-shirt 0
ZG E-book reader Dedicated e-book reading device, typically with mono screen 21
ZH Tablet computer General purpose tablet computer, typically with color screen 21
ZI Audiobook player Dedicated audiobook player device, typically including book-related features like bookmarking 25
ZJ Jigsaw 25
ZK Mug For example, branded, promotional or tie-in drinking mug, cup etc 34
ZL Tote bag For example, branded, promotional or tie-in bag 34
ZM Tableware For example, branded, promotional or tie-in plates, bowls etc (note for mugs and cups, use code ZK) 38
ZN Umbrella For example, branded, promotional or tie-in umbrella 38
ZY Other apparel Other apparel items not specified by ZB to ZJ, including branded, promotional or tie-in scarves, caps, aprons etc 25
ZZ Other merchandise Other merchandise not specified by ZB to ZY 0
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