Use code p (=content identical to original but different medium)
if the video (videocassette or DVD) contains the same material as the
original motion picture or television production, with no "extras."
"Extras" would include closed captioning and subtitles as
well as the more obvious "director's commentary" and "making
of" documentary. If there are any extras, use s (=new
work). Code r (=reissued in the same medium with no change in
content) might be used for a work first issued directly on videocassette
in 1986 and then reissued (again on videocassette) by another publisher
in 1996. Use the same publication status codes for video serials that you would use for printed serials. (CEG Appendix N, Videorecordings)
Date 1 The date the
video was released. Date 1 should generally correspond to the most recent
date in field 260. Only Date 1 is used if code s.
Date 2 The original
date of the motion picture when Publication status is p. Note
that u can replace some digits if the original date is approximate:
of Publication. Use the code for the state/country of the original
production, not the country of distribution or release. For multicountry
productions, enter the first named state/country. Optionally, enter codes for all
countries of production in variable field 044.
Running time. Select
total number of minutes from the menu. RT is always rounded up to the
nearest minute. Per the CONSER Editing Guide, use Running Time Unknown (top menu item) for video serials. See CEG Appendix N, Special Physical Formats, Videorecordings.
Audience. Note that
the fixed field values are not related to MPAA ratings sometimes recorded
in variable field 521. "Use primarily for educational audiovisual
materials."--OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards. Generally
use _ (=Unknown or not applicable).
If cataloging copy has utilized this obsolete field, leave as is.
Note that the National Film Board of Canada is not a government agency.
For general scope for Govt Publication values see OCLC Bibliographic
Formats and Standards:
Form of item. Should
always be _ None of the following
Type of Material.
action; this value is now used for all non-animation videos. OCLC Bib
Formats and Standards: "Use also if the technique is not stated
explicitly and cannot be determined.")
OCLC says to use a (=animation)
"especially if the word animated or animation is
in a note. Animation techniques include: cartoon, graphic film, model
film (or object animation), pixilation film, puppet film or puppet animation
and silhouette film."
OCLC: u (=Unknown). "Use
also if the subject matter suggests animation techniques may have been
used, but you are not sure."
OCLC: z (=Other). "Other
techniques and for techniques that are neither live action nor animation.
The following techniques are neither live action nor animation:
- Silhouette-live action
- Still film
- Time-lapse cinematography
- Trick cinematography
"Use also for videorecordings
and motion pictures made from still image slide sets or filmstrips without
adding animation to the images."
Source: OCLC Bibliographic
Formats and Standards page for Technique:
Language. OCLC Bibliographic
Formats and Standards: "represents the language of the sound track
or accompanying sound for projected media. If the item has no sound
or has sound but no narration, use the language of the accompanying
printed script or printed titles or subtitles. If the item has sound
but no narration, printed script or titles or subtitles, use N/A. <on
Voyager use ____ NOT the |||>
"Use the code for the
predominant language if the sound track or accompanying sound, printed
script, titles or subtitles are in more than one language."
Modified record. See
Books: Fixed Fields.
See Books: Fixed Fields.
007 (Video recording)
is mandatory. The 007 fields are used in matching algorithms on the
utilities and for refining keyword searches in Voyager. For video serials, the CONSER Editing Guide (Section E. Table) categorizes 007 as optional; consider mandatory in Yale cataloging. Note that CEG (Section E.) requires 006 for video serials; select the Serial Control tab from the 006 window; select the appropriate menu items to bring out the seriality aspects (frequency, regularity, successive entry, etc.).
Specific Material Designation
f= videocassette d=videodisc (DVD).
Original vs Reproduction
Aspect. If used on cataloging copy, leave as is. Obsolete field.
and white c=multicolored, including colorized m=mixed,
as when 300 field has "col. with b&w sequences")
Format b=1/2 in (VHS
videocassette) v=DVD. For more detail, and other media codes, e.g. a
detailed explanation of laserdiscs, see OCLC Bib Formats and Standards
below. Some older records used g to cover both DVDs and laserdiscs
(use of v dates from ca. 2002). In current cataloging use g only
for laserdiscs. Update bib records for DVDs if encountered in the course
Sound on Medium. "Assume
that the item has sound and that the sound is on the medium, unless
otherwise noted."--OCLC Bib Formats and Standards. Note that there
is a No sound option for silent films on Voyager; however, a
silent film with a music soundtrack should be coded for sound.
Medium for Sound.
Use either h (videotape) or i (videodisc). Note that there is a No
sound option for silent films on Voyager; however, a silent film
with a music soundtrack should be coded for sound.
are always o(=1/2 in.); use z(=Other) for DVD and all other videodiscs.
Unless playback is explicit, use "u." If playback is explicit,
note that s (=stereo) is used for 2 channel; q (=multichannel, including
OCLC Bibliographic Formats
and Standards has very useful explanations of some of the technical
detail used in 007 at:
Preliminary Bib. Records: Video & DVD [DRAFT]
Searching, Selecting, and Verifying Video Cataloging Copy for Preliminary and Cataloged Records
Video (DVD & Videocassette) Original Cataloging Checklist. Part 1.
Video (DVD & Videocassette) Original Cataloging Checklist. Part 2.
Call Numbers for Videos (Videocassettes, DVD, etc.) and Related Works (Screenplays, Criticism & Interpretation). 2005 version for SML
Video Glossary [DRAFT]