DVD as GMD in the catalog

Deg Farrelly (DEG.FARRELLY@asu.edu)
Sat, 30 Sep 2000 02:48:55 -0700 (PDT)

Apologies for cross posting.

An opportunity for those who handle multiple media formats to influence how
cataloging rules affect access to them.

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: deg@asu.edu

> -----Original Message-----
>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 2:47 PM
> To: AUTOCAT@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU
> Subject: Re: DVD as GMD
>
>
> Winship wrote:
>
> > Is film/cine a "videorecording"? If not, why not? I mean, film
> > is an optical medium, video is a magnetic medium, and with DVDs we
> > are back to optical but you are using a term which *used* to mean
> > it was on magnetic tape.
> >
> > As a library user I am lost.
>
> This gives fresh point to Jean Weihs's investigation of the GMD, brought
> to our attention by Mac Elrod in a message dated 25 August. He said:
>
> -----------------
> Jean Weihs, in connection with her study of GMDs, is conducting a
> survey. She is interested in responses from those who
> catalogue nonbook material, and reference staff who service them.
>
> The survey may be found at:
>
> http://www.modpublishing.com/Survey/GMDSurvey.htm. N.B. this is case
> sensitive.
> -----------------
>
> The supporting text begins:
>
> "Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) has given Jean Weihs a grant to
> study
> appropriate general material designations (gmds) for the twenty-first
> century. To
> help with this study, Jean asks technical services staff, who catalog
> nonbook
> materials, and public service staff, who use the catalog, to respond to
> the
> questionnaire on the following pages."
>
> I found no closing date, but the results are intended to be published in
> _Cataloging & Classification Quarterly_ in 2001, so I intend to send it
> off this month.
>
> Hal Cain
> Joint Theological Library
> Parkville, Victoria, Australia
> <hal.cain@ormond.unimelb.edu.au>
>