028 (publisher number). Mandatory if available (BSR)
040 $b Cataloging source: Language of cataloging: Use "eng" (BSR, OCLC) and insert after $a and before $c.
040 $e Cataloging source: Description conventions: Use "rda" and insert before $c.
041 PCC Core for all resources if necessary to record more language codes than 008/35-37 allows. For moving images, use $j for the language of subtitles. See:
042 YUL is not authorized to catalog media as well as serials as pcc, so original YUL records should not include 042.
043. Applicable to documentaries, not used for feature films & other types of non-documentary form.
046. Date of creation. For moving image cataloging, 046 $k corresponds to the date of production, i.e., the release date. (Note that "production" in the RDA sense of unpublished does not apply in this situation.) Enter the year of release in $k yyyy. Currently the Orbis tables block 046 if there is no $a; hopefully this will be resolved by the next tables update in Sept. Until then, leave it off and delete it from member copy. Make sure there
No change from AACR2. Enter under title unless a single person wrote the script, did the photography & editing, etc. More details
See the LC PCC Policy Statements under Appendix 1, Motion Pictures, Television Programs, Radio Programs. At this time, they largely carry over the AACR2 PCC PS's from the AACR2 LCRIs. See the 130 summary in
Since most moving image bib records are entered under title, keep in mind that with RDA, if the title proper of a video conflicts with the title proper of a monograph or serial in any format, a 130 needs to be made for the video to differentiate it from the title proper of the resource already in the catalog. For television programs, note that in MARC 245, subfields n and p are part of the title proper, and need to be included when deciding whether a 130 is necessary.
Fields 245 and 250 always ends a period, even if there is already end-punctuation (other than a period). Field 264 ends with a period unless there is other end punctuation (often a bracket). Field 490 does not end with any punctuation (the field tag is intended to generate parentheses around the series statement).
a. RDA 220.127.116.11 Transcribe the SoR as it appears on the source of information. However, there is an option to 18.104.22.168 that allows for abridgment. It is likely the video cataloging community will go with the option. Best practice (based on OLAC 2008 guidelines): transcribe producer, director, and writer and abridge (leave out) the rest. OLAC considers "producers" to include sponsors and production companies. Also transcribe in the SoR if a role is centrally involved with the creation of the film, e.g. director of animation for an animated film, choreographer for a ballet, songwriter and lyricist for a musical, in some cases the photographer of a documentary.
b. In RDA, there is no rule of three for a SoR for a given responsibility; if 4 writers are named in the source, transcribe all 4. There is an option to abridge the number of entities listed in a given SoR ("written by J.J. Abrams [and four others])" but use this only if the listing would be very extensive. AACR2's ellipses (...) and [et al.] should never be used. In book cataloging, the first author listed in the SoR becomes the main entry, but films and video continue to be entered under title. In rare cases where a single person is responsible for all aspects of the film/video, the person may be the main entry. When in doubt, enter under title.
c. RDA only requires a single statement of responsibility by the person(s) or body/bodies providing the primary creative content. Since this is a category of abridgment, see a. above.
d. Affiliations, titles, degrees, certifications, dates, etc. are transcribed in the SoR if they appear on the source of the SoR (which may be on the resource but not necessarily on the preferred source). There is an option to abridge the SoR by leaving these out; but best practice is to leave these in.
e. Enter other entities responsible for the film/video in MARC 508 Other contributors: editors, costume designers, photographers, etc., or 511 (cast).
RDA 246 Variant Titles
Examples for 246 in the AACR2 document still apply:
There is another use for 246 that originates with RDA. Since corrections cannot be inserted into a transcription field, any publisher errors in 245 $a need a variant access field for the corrected form. This will not be an issue with Hollywood feature films or most television episodes, but it may come up with films or video where a single person is responsible for all or most aspects of the resource. Do not apply to the other title or the statement of responsibility.
||‡a Catfissh ‡h [videorecording] / ‡c Rogue Pictures pressents ; a Supermarche/Hit the ground running production ; a film by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost ; produced by Andrew Jarecki & Marc Smerling.
||‡i Corrected title: ‡a Catfish
RDA 250 Edition Statement
For RDA sources for the edition statement (a transcription field) see above.
Otherwise, guidelines in the AACR2 document generally apply.
However, AACR2 has rules for when to abbreviate part or all of the edition statement. In RDA, take what you see: transcribe abbreviations if they are part of the edition statement, but if the edition statement is not abbreviated, do not supply abbreviations.
If your source has Tenth Anniversary Edition, AACR2 rules say to abbreviate the number and "edition."
||‡a 10th anniversary
Following RDA, field 250 is transcribed as:
||‡a Tenth Anniversary Edition.
||‡a Tenth anniversary edition.
If the source for the edition statement has 10th Anniversary Ed., both RDA and AACR2 would record as:
||‡a 10th anniversary
although RDA has the option to follow the publisher capitalization as well.
264 Publication, distribution etc. statement
For RDA sources for the publication statement, see above.Unlike 260, 264 has separate fields for distribution, manufacturing, copyright, and production. Production is used for unpublished materials (e.g. a student MFA thesis).
|| Publication Statement
Notes: In 264 _4, only the copyright date is entered, and without end punctuation; the copyright symbol © is always used; lower-case c is never used. If you choose to add 264_4, both the inferred publication date and the copyright date must be recorded in 008, and the Publication Status code (OCLC DtSt) is t.
Production statement (264 _0) is intended for unpublished material, e.g. a student MFA video thesis.
However, 264, unlike the other transcription fields, allows for quite a bit of inferred (and thus bracketed) information to be recorded. Best practice encourages use of inferred information in the absence of explicit information regarding place of publication and date.
For videos originating as motion pictures, keep in mind that the publication statement refers to the video, not to the original motion picture.The first place to check is the beginning or end of the video itself. The title and statement of responsibility can be transcribed from the motion picture frames in 245, but the publication information must be transcribed from the frames for the publisher of the video. If there is no information available in the video, check the disc itself. Keep in mind that in RDA transcription of information from anywhere on or in the resource is not bracketed.
However, if there is no publication statement on the video content or disc (or cassette), follow the order of preference for external sources, in which case you will need to bracket. Under revised ISBD, each subfield must be bracketed. With RDA you cannot use [S.l.], [s.n.] or [n.d.]. Instead, the RDA instructions say to use [place of publication not identified], [publisher not identified], [date of publication not identified]. In AACR2 [S.l.], etc. are used as the last resort; the same applies to the "not identified" formulations in RDA.
Attack of the Mushroom People has no place of publication and only a copyright date: c2001. Instead of:
||‡a [Place of publication not identified] : ‡b Tokyo Shock, ‡c [date of publication not identified]
supply an inferred place and date of publication.
||‡a [Tokyo?] : ‡b Tokyo Shock, ‡c 
Since a copyright date is not permitted in 264 _1 $c, the date of publication inferred from the copyright date is supplied in brackets. It is not necessary to add an additional field for the copyright date in 264 _4 $c. The Publication Status code in 008 will be s.
As a general rule, the distribution amd manufacturing statements, like the copyright field, are only used when the publication statement lacks sufficient information, i.e., when the cataloger uses "not identified" in a subfield:
||‡a [Burbank, California] : ‡b [publisher not identified], ‡c 
||‡a Burbank, California : ‡b Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, ‡c 2002.
What constitutes publication in RDA can be murky in the case of video. Is a videorecording a reproduction? In AACR2 locally produced video was considered to be unpublished; this may no longer be the case with RDA. For AACR2 cataloging, Jay Weitz notes that off-air recordings are considered to be unpublished ("broadcasting does not constitute publication"); would this still be true for RDA?
Place of publication. You only need to transcribe the first place of publication; transcribing a second place in the U.S. is no longer a rule in RDA.. Transcribe the place as found on your source. If the larger jurisdiction is absent on the source but is considered necessary for identification, it may be added in brackets. In RDA the larger jurisdiction is always spelled out; in AACR2 there were mandatory abbreviations for some states and provinces. Also, keep in mind that in the absence of a place of publication, an inferred place can be a state, province, or country,
Publisher. Transcribe the publisher name as found. Only use abbreviations that appear in your source, spell out if spelled out on your source. Transcribe the full name as found, including terms of incorporation and "company." Abbreviate only if abbreviated on your source. If your source has the publisher as part of a hierarchy, transcribe the other levels of the hierarchy if present on the source.
Date of publication. Provide an inferred date of publication rather than "date of publication not identified." The date refers to the publishing date of the video, not the original release date and should be bracketed. The original release date should be recorded if available, but in a 500 note.
If a publication date is absent, there are a number of alternative ways to record an inferred date:
$c [2012 or 2013]
$c [between 2000 and 2005]
$c [not before 2011]
Continue to use the abbreviations for duration and disc size: "min." "in." The default values in 300 are metric, but U.S. cataloging continues to use the optional English language abbreviations. Discussion regarding switching to the more international metric system have been proposed. Whether this will happen remains to be seen.
Spell out (in English) other abbreviations: sound, color, approximately (not: ca.), black and white (not: b&w)
300 $a Extent. Prefer common usage terms (the technical term is retrievable via 338. See examples in
||Videodisc (DVD, Blu-ray, Laser disc)
|336 (Content Type)
||two dimensional moving image
||two dimensional moving image
|337 (Media Type)
|338 (Carrier Type)
A number of additional moving image specific MARC fields can now be used. No local policy as of yet, but try them out to gain familiarity & expect to see them in member copy.
257 Country of producing entity (entered after 250). This field is likely to be mandatory in the next iteration of the BSR.
Indicators: __ (none)
Subfields $a, $2 Country of producing entity. Use either authorized abbreviation from RDA Appendix B.11 in $a, with $2 rda or, or $a authorized NAF form with $2 naf
This field is to identify the country or countries of production, not the country of publication recorded in 264 $c.
306 Playing time. Entered in addition to 300 $a to optimize machine actionable processing. Indicators: blank. Probably not intended for public display.
pattern for $a: hhmmsss -- example:
300 __ $a 1 DVD (2 hr., 28 min., 48 sec.)
306 __ $a 022348
340. Physical medium. Not listed in the Stanford Video Workflow. Not listed as core in current BSR except for dimensions; probably BSR requirements are fulfilled with 300 $c, but 340 is also listed in the BSR MAP. Generally, the written out form for the codes used in 007 (allows for more specificity than 007; reverse machine actionable, intended for public display?). Where a controlled term is appropriate, use one; enter the source of the term in $2. Note that 340 is repeatable; use separate 340s (it's repeatable) for subfields without or with different $2 values. Examples for a standard DVD would be:
$b 4 3/4 in. <dimensions, no $2>
$k double sided $2 rda <Layout>
344. Sound characteristics. Indicators: blank. Subfields: $a <type of recording; RDA 22.214.171.124> $b <recording medium; RDA 126.96.36.199> $g <configuration of playback channels; RDA 188.8.131.52> $h <special playback characteristics; RDA 184.108.40.206> $2 <source>. Examples from Stanford Workflow:
DVD: 344 __ $a digital $b optical $g stereo $g surround $h Dolby $2 rda
Tape: 344 __ $a analog $b magnetic $g mono $2 rda
346 Video characteristics. See RDA 220.127.116.11. Used for video tape; for digital carriers (DVD, Blu-ray), use 347. If 346 is made, 538 is not necessary for standard video tape.
Tape (VHS type, U.S.; for $b, other countries may use PAL, SECAM): 346 $a VHS $b NTSC $2 rda
RDA approved terms for $b: HDTV, NTSC, PAL, SECAM
347. Digital file characteristics. See RDA 3.19, Video encoding formats. MARC: no indicators; $a <file type; approved RDA list under 3.19.2>, $b <encoding format, 3.19.3.>, $e <regional encoding>, $2 <source>. If 347 is made, 538 is not necessary for standard DVD or Blu-ray.
Stanford Local Workflow examples:
Standard DVD: 347 __$a video file $b DVD video $e all regions $2 rda
Blu-ray: 347 __ $a video file $b Blu-ray $2 rda, plus a second 347 __ $e region A without $2 <separate 347 because there is no region list in RDA>
380. Form of work. No indicators. $a Motion picture or $a Television program <no end punctuation for 380 $a>. (Better than 336 two dimensional moving image, anyway. Can be used instead of or in addition to a 500 note)
Notes Fields. (Order of notes is a cataloger decision. For this document, the list order is by MARC tag.
500. Use for notes not covered by the specific tag, e.g.
500 __ $a DVD of the 1956 motion picture.
502. Thesis note. Reminder that in RDA/MARC cataloging, you no longer include $a Thesis. In MARC: 502 __ $b <Degree> $c <Degree granting insitution> $d <date the degree was granted>. There is no punctuation between subfields. Most likely 502 would be used for video master's theses.
508. Credits. Other credits. Includes: producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, editors, composers, production companies, etc. Who to include: cataloger judgment. Name the function for individuals or collections of individuals; in RDA the function precedes the names. Enter names in direct order. If a name has already appeared in 245 $c, it is not entered again in 508. Indicators are blank. Only $a is entered. The order of functions is not prescribed.
508 __ $a Art director, Maria Eugenia Sueiro; editor, Alejandro Brodersohn; music, Cesar Lerner.
511. Credits. If the listing is for the cast, use first indicator 1; do not include "Cast" at the beginning of 511 (even though the RDA examples include "Cast"). If the credit is not a cast listing, e.g. a narrator, use first indicator 0; in that case, include the function (beginning or end, collective or individual -- cataloger judgment). 511 includes performers in concerts and voice actors in animation features. A listing in 511 does not make a 700 mandatory. Enter names in direct order and include a role or function if needed. Reminder: in RDA cast members can include animals.
511 0 _ $a Anchor, Dan Rather.
511 1 _ $a Jack Palance, Eddie Albert, Lee Marvin, Robert Strauss, Richard Jaeckel, Buddy Ebsen.
518. Date and place of capture. Use for live performances. You can enter as text in $a: be sure to record the location (not just the city, state, country, but the venue, e.g. Carnegie Hall, and year, month, date and time if available.
518 __ $a Recorded in Santa Monica, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., and New York, N.Y., July 1970-Jan. 1971.
Alternatively, or in addition, in subfields intended for computer processing may be used instead. Subfields: $d <date of event, including time>; $o <other information> $p <place of event> . No specified order; the MARC examples arrange the subfields so they read like a note, but punctuation to separate the fields is left out.
518 __ $o Broadcast $d 1954 October 17 at 7:30 PM (PST).
505. Used for collections and compilations of different works; not generally applied to accompanying "extras" for feature films.
520 Summary note is standard for video cataloging.
538. If the more specific MARC fields for sound, video, and digital files are made, 538 is not necessary. OLAC documentation prefers that 538 be listed first, but assuming the new 344, 346, and 347 are considered to be the fields of choice, 538 can be left in MARC order, even if some of the 3xx information is entered in 538 redundantly. Entry of redundant information in 538 takes on added importance if the 3xx fields do not display. However, for some of the more specific carriers and formats not provided in the RDA lists of controlled terms, 538 may be the only alternative, e.g. DVD-R, DVD-RW. Precede with the term Disc characteristics:
1xx, 7xx. Relationship Designator
Enter as the last element in 1xx and 7xx. Limited to authorized terms from RDA Appendix I.
RDs are mandatory for RDA defined "creators." For films, creation is generally collaborative, so there can be multiple creators, and, unlike books, more specific terminology is used. The other RDs are for "other" persons, families, and corporate bodies associated with the work, and for persons, families, and corporate bodies functioning as "contributors." PCC recommends RDs for the others/contributors. In the lists of terms following, creators are in bold. The others are for other persons, families, and corporate bodies associated with the work, and for contributors.
Documentaries: interviewer, interviewee, screenwriter, film director, television director, director of photography (not: photographer), film producer, television producer, production company, filmmaker (“individually responsible for the conception and execution of all aspects of the film”), editor of moving image work (not: editor), commentator, moderator, on-screen presenter, panelist, speaker, storyteller, teacher
Additional terms for feature films and TV series: art director, editor of moving image work, costume designer, musical director, actor, production designer, presenter (“A person, family, or corporate body mentioned in an “X presents” credit for moving image materials and who is probably associated with production, finance, or distribution in some way.”)
PCC. Do not use $e RDs in author/title added entries.
Do not apply $e RDs to 600/610 with or without a/ts.
7xx Linking Relationships. Current BSR guidelines, subject to change. Linking entries are made for reproductions as well as for reissues (manifestation to manifestation) that include additional features. It would be a local decision whether or not to display the linkage. In the examples, the linkage is suppressed.
An example of a linking entry for a reproduction might be the same content (no added features) formerly released on videocassette (iand reissued as a DVD). Both are manifestations in new formats of the original motion picture.
||‡i Reproduction of (manifestation): ‡a Attack of the mushroom people ‡d [Tokyo?] : Tokyo Shock,  ‡w (OCoLC) ---
Standard practice is to leave the citation to the related manifestation as is (i.e., do not recatalog the 77x citation to RDA form.
A feature film reissued as a video with additional commentary would probably be interpreted as an expression to expression relationship. I don't think I've seen a best practice for the wording. In that case,
||‡i Reissue with additional features (expression): ‡a Attack of the Mushroom People.
If more information is considered to be necessary, include it in 534.
||‡p Originally issued: ‡c [Tokyo?] : Tokyo Shock, 
A film or video can be "re-worked" into a new work. Generally, What's up Tiger Lily? is considered to be a separate film work from its predecessor, the Japanese B-movie Kagi no kag, which, under the direction of Woody Allen, was dubbed with non-translated English language dialog, re-edited, and with interpolated musical numbers. A similar type of relationship would be between a novel and its film versions. Again, a 534 note could be used in addition if recording the original publisher and other additional details was considered to be important.
||‡i Based on (work): ‡a Kagi no kag.
Consider these guidelines regarding linking fields to be highly provisional.
830. Series in different formats require separate entries (and, if needed SARs). This does not differ from AACR2; see the 4xx/8xx Criterion collection example in the AACR2 checklist, Pt. 1. Since series are treated like serials, we would differentiate the series AAP for two different series with the same preferred title: Family friendly series (Disney productions) vs. Family friendly series (Church of Scientology).
What is new with RDA is that the title proper of a monograph (film or book) can also conflict with a series preferred title. An author/title proper combination does not conflict with the title proper of a series, but a title main entry for a book (as well as a serial) can conflict with the title proper of a series.
The new video series title proper Pirates and monsters : TCM favorites conflicts with the title proper of the book Pirates and monsters : selected stories.
On the other hand, a collection of stories written by Arthur Machen, Pirates and monsters Caribbean tales does not conflict with the video series title proper Pirates and monsters : TCM favorites.
||‡a Pirates and monsters (Turner Broadcasting) ; ‡v no. 5.
||‡a Pirates and monsters : ‡b selected stories / ‡c selected and edited by Gardner Dozois.
||‡a Machen, Arthur.
||‡a Short stories. ‡k Selections
||‡a Pirates and monsters : ‡b Caribbean tales / ‡c by Arthur Machen.
RDA hasn't gotten around to subjects, so follow LC and OLAC practices for now.
For documentary and other non-fiction films, assign standard LCSH without $v.
The genre/form list of authorized terms has greatly expanded. YUL rarely catalogs feature films, so many of the terms may not be useful. Use only established terms in the Genre/Form listing in ClassWeb. The MARC genre form protocol is
655 _7 $a <term> $2 lcgft
Second indicator 7 means there is a $2 for the source of the term, lcgft is the MARC code for genre/form terms established by LC and SACO.
Mandatory as appropriate for non-fiction films --use even if a more specific lcgft term is used.
655 _7 $a Nonfiction films. $2 lcgft
655 _7 $a Nonfiction television programs. $2 lcgft
655 _7 $a Video recordings for the hearing impaired. $2 lcgft
655 _7 $a Video recordings for people with visual disabilities. $2 lcgft
690 _4 $a LGBTQ resource. <also mandatory for fiction films, if appropriate (probably more subjective)>
More specific g/f terms that may be useful: Documentary films, Documentary television programs. Televised plays, Filmed plays, Television interviews, Magazine format television programs. (List from the Stanford Local Workflow). Plus: Ethnographic films, Travelogues (Motion pictures), Educational films,
655 _7 $a Documentary television programs. $2 lcgft