Re: DVD cataloging

Rhonda Rosen (rrosen@popmail.lmu.edu)
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 12:59:29 -0700 (PDT)

true, leanne, but with accession numbers you don't get any idea of where
to find a video, dvd, etc. - at least with LC shelving you can try
Women's Studies and then Journalism to look for Killing us Softly (except
in our library it is classed as an HF - women in advertising!!!) --but
anyways, i'd rather use my LC groupings then hunt through random
accession numbers.

thanks for the response!

rhonda

At 11:57 AM 7/28/01 -0700, you wrote:

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<excerpt><smaller>Hi Rhonda-

I agree there's no reason for using accession numbers for DVDs, if you're
using LC for videos. However, in the spirit of healthy debate, I'd like
to say that I find using accession numbers for all of our videos and DVDs
works quite well, as long as the media does not need to be integrated
with the book collections. The main reason I say this, is that
documentaries especially often cross borders between disciplines. For
example, is "Killing us Softly III" more Women's Studies or Journalism?
Where does "Looking for Langston" go: African American Studies or
Literature? Would the 1994 version of "Romeo and Juliet" be put under
Shakespeare or not, since it is a loose adaptation? There are pros and
cons to accession numbering of course, but I shudder to think of the
difficulties we'd have moving to LC. Just my $0.02.

</smaller>



LeeAnne L. Krause

Manager of Educational Films

USC Film Library

803-777-2858

<<http://www.sc.edu/library/film.html>www.sc.edu/library/film.html


>>> rrosen@popmail.lmu.edu 07/27/01 03:56PM >>>

hi everyone!

we catalog our video collection using LC. i think we used LC for the

videos as they were consistent with the rest of the library's
collection,

and they would be grouped in subjects, where for educational materials
that

makes sense.

We are currently beginning to build our DVD collection, and so far we
have

been using an accession numbering system, athough to be honest, i'm not

sure why....

how are you all cataloging your media collections? is anyone using LC
or

accession numbers? i'm curious...

Rhonda

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