Re: PBS Video Database

Karen Driessen (
Thu, 18 May 2000 16:29:43 -0700 (PDT)


We created a second record for each video with the appropriate ISBN's and
information about indexed records, etc. We didn't use the original OCLC
records unless they represented the indexed versions. That's what I meant
about problems regarding our original records not being properly loaded
into OCLC. Karen

At 11:08 AM 05/18/2000 -0700, Jim Scholtz wrote:
>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
> >
> >
> >

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