Closed captioning

Susan Weber (
Fri, 20 Apr 2001 11:15:42 -0700 (PDT)

For those who are not cataloguers, forgive the digression, but
a few years ago, we developed standards for cataloguing
videos. It would help if the MARC record indicated that the
item contains captioning. We put a note in 546 which is the
tag for 'language'. It reads: closed captioned.
We also use a 650 subject heading:
Closed captioned for the Hearing Impaired

The physical item may arrive without captioning when a catalogue
record says that it exists. We consider it
to be defective & return it. At least you know that it is supposed to have the
captioning, if it's in the MARC record (if you can find cataloguing).

Susan Weber, M.L.S.
Media Librarian
Langara College
Advanced Education Media Acquisitions Centre (AEMAC)
100 West 49th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V5Y 2Z6
Tel. (604) 323-5533 Fax. (604) 323-5475

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