Re: PBS Video Database

Jim Scholtz (
Thu, 18 May 2000 11:08:57 -0700 (PDT)

To Videolibbers and Karen,

The PBS VideoDatabase titles are slightly different than the [original]
versions. First of all, all titles are time-index coded, many have had CC
added and are presented over several volumes rather than on 1-3 as
originally produced/dist. The PBS Video catalog also lists different ISBN#
for the time-coded versions. This does not mean that you could'nt use the
original OCLC/WLN record and add an 020, 500 or 590 field for a new ISBN
and time-index note as well as a 490 for series PBS Video Database and
changing the 260 field for extant information. Jim Scholtz

At 09:44 AM 5/18/00 -0700, you wrote:
>FYI, the University of Montana cataloged all of the PBS video titles last
>year on WLN and since we now are in OCLC, all of those records should also
>be represented in OCLC. I say should because there seems to be some
>problems with their loading of our original records. Hopefully those
>problems will be resolved soon.
>At 09:38 AM 05/17/2000 -0700, Frank Landrum wrote:
>>Hi Dan,
>>Lane ESD (a regional center serving 16 school districts, k-12) subscribes.
>>While it has taken us a while to get it rolling, some our fault some the
>>fault of PBS, teachers who have seen and are using it are quite excited
>>abaout it. We have done several in-service presentations about the series
>>and plan to do more. It could fit quite well with the college level
>>students, as well as future teachers. One of the areas that has really
>>slowed us down getting into it more quickly is suddenly having to catalog
>>320 videos along with our other cataloging. We also found that a few of
>>the titles had slightly different names in the series than they did when
>>they sold individually. But then how many distributors ever understood the
>>need for consistency in bibliographic information anyway?
>>Anyhow, as the person who does the workshops and former social studies
>>teacher, I think it is an excellent program.
>>Frank Landrum
>>Lane eSD
>>At 03:02 PM 5/16/00 -0700, you wrote:
>> >Hello:
>> >
>> >I'm considering subscription to the PBS Video Database of America's
>>History and Culture. At first look I thought it to be primarily a tool for
>>K-12 teaching but the more I look at the Web site the more I begin to think
>>it may be very useful to undergraduate programs at the University of
>>Minnesota. It seems to be unique and so extensive that it might be of
>>interest to the College of Education, here, to use as exemplary
>>demonstration of the integration traditional video classroom resources with
>>Web technology. There are a variety of other curricula at Minnesota that
>>might find it useful to search a database for course germane image
>>sequences from PBS programming. Do any of you on this list subscribe to the
>>database? If so I'd be interested to learn your opinion about it as a
>>library resource and teaching tool.
>> >
>> >
>> >Thanks in advance for any help.
>> >
>> >Dan D.
>> >
>> >Dan Donnelly, Library Manager
>> >Learning Resources Center
>> >153 Norris Hall
>> >172 Pleasant St. S.E.
>> >Minneapolis, MN 55455
>> >Tel: 612/624-6536
>> >mail to:
>> >
>> >
>Karen C. Driessen, Director Phone: 406-243-2856
>Instructional Media Services (MMLAO1) FAX: 406-243-4067
>32 Campus Drive #4968 E-mail:
>The University of Montana
>Missoula MT 59812-4968