Value-Added Cataloging by linking to distributors' catalogs

Deg Farrelly (
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 11:17:37 -0700 (PDT)

In a discussion about cataloging of videos yesterday, we considered using
the MARC 856 field to link directly to a distributor's web catalog for the

Pierian Press has an arrangement to link to Media Review Digest from online
catalogs. But we thought that a distributor's information might provide far
more detailed information on a title than a catalog summary could. Is there
anyone who is already doing this with an online catalog?

Successful? Work involved?

I'm interested in hearing from distributors with their reactions to this


deg farrelly, Media Librarian
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