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    Thank you for this ideas exchange request.
    For the purpose of clarification:
    Alma uses (among others) two levels of faceting the bibliographic records: Material type and Resource type.

    Regarding the Material Type: There are seven different distinct bibliographic material types in Alma, and this corresponds to the seven different distinct bibliographic material types used by the MARC standard. These MARC standards are explained at https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bdintro.html under section “Scope of the Bibliographic Format”. Ex Libris will leave these distinct seven formats, and not add or subtract from them. This is because there are seven distinct formats in the MARC standard. For this reason we will not add another format or change the name of an existing format. Each bibliographic record has one bibliographic material type. The Material Type is considered “Music” if the LDR pos. 6 is one of the following: c d i j. This is explained in the Ex…

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    Jenny Grasto commented  · 

    I agree. Designating an audiobook as 'Music' in Alma is confusing. Currently the designations for assigning the Alma Material Type is:

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/010Getting_Started/050Alma_User_Interface_%E2%80%93_General_Informatiom/Searching_in_Alma#Fields_that_Identify_the_Bibliographic_Material_Type.

    I would instead suggest using the OCLC definitions and terms for Type of Record, found here, which breaks up Alma's 'Music' category into Sound Recordings (musical OR non-musical) and Scores (notated music OR manuscript notated music): https://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/fixedfield/type.html

    This is the level of granularity needed for the various reports libraries are required to provide. It also would align better with the cataloging standards.

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