Re: Value-Added Cataloging by linking to distributors' catalogs

Chris Lewis (
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 11:53:29 -0700 (PDT)

We use the 856 field for feature film reviews from Movie Review Query Engine
because it links to so many different full-text sources. Unfortunately feature
films account for only about 20% of our collection.

One example, Roger and Me, has links to 17 reviews on MRQE. For the Roger and
Me record from our catalog, go here:,1&SC=Title&CNT=25+records+per+page&SA=roger+and+me&PID=29171&SEQ=20000713144108&SID=1 wrote:

> 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
> title.
> 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
> concept.
> Thanx.
> deg farrelly, Media Librarian
> Arizona State University West
> 4701 West Thunderbird Road, P.O. Box 37100
> Phoenix, Arizona 85069-7100
> Phone: 602.543.8522 | Fax: 602.543.8540 | E-Mail:

Chris Lewis
Media Librarian
American University Library

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