Fwd: Re: Fwd: GMD for DVD Reconsidered

Patti Berky (pfb@psulias.psu.edu)
Mon, 14 Aug 2000 12:27:04 -0700 (PDT)

Forwarding our Music/AV librarian's comments about the GMD for DVD Reconsidered

>Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 14:45:02 -0400
>From: Robert Freeborn <rbf@psulias.psu.edu>
>Subject: Re: Fwd: GMD for DVD Reconsidered
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>To: Patti Berky <pfb@psulias.psu.edu>
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>Hey Patti,
>Thanks for the note. I would say that the comments concerning DVDs are
>both correct and incorrect. One must realize, however, that DVDs are now
>being used for more than just videos (i.e. computer software). It comes
>down to a question of content...if the DVD contains only video content,
>then it should be treated as a videorecording and cataloged under Chapter
>7. If, however, the DVD's content consists of computer-readable data,
>then one should use the guidelines in Chapter 9.
>It's just like the compact disc: CDs containing music content appear under
>Chapter 6, while those housing computer files (usually referred to as
>CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, or CD-RWs) again use Chapter 9.
>Hope my ramblings makes sense. Please feel free to pass this on to the
>list, and I would appreciate any further responses you receive on the subject.
>Take care,
>Robert B. Freeborn
>Music/AV Cataloger -
>Military Studies Selector
>Penn State University Libraries
>(814) 865-1755;[Fx] (814) 863-7293