RE: DVD cataloging

LeeAnne Krause (LLKRAUSE@gwm.sc.edu)
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 06:13:22 -0700 (PDT)

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In our system, videos ARE cataloged by subject headings, so that one can =
do a search and find what one needs. It's simply that there are accession =
call numbers instead of LC call numbers. And since we have closed stacks, =
browsing isn't an issue. Another reason I'm glad for accession numbering, =
is that I hate to think of the difficulty with shelving, if I needed to =
try to leave empty spaces on shelves for expansion. It would take up so =
much extra room! And then what happens when our university hires a new =
faculty member that wanted to build up a particular area and we didn't =
leave enough room? Then we'd have to move all the materials on the =
shelves! <shudder>!! :)
LLK

LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film Library
803-777-2858
www.sc.edu/library/film.html

>>> sshaw@sanantonio.gov 07/29/01 12:22PM >>>
Lee Anne,

Catalogers deal daily with the quandary you present by making sure the
thing (the bibliographic entity) has not just a classification that fits =
at
least one aspect of the content, but also subject headings. Ah, subject
headings! Most PACs I've come across pick up subject headings on keyword
searches. If *Killing Us Softly* had no subject headings and only an
accession number, how would users lock onto its content??

once a cataloger . . . :) Susan

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.

LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film Library
803-777-2858
www.sc.edu/library/film.html <http://www.sc.edu/library/film.html>=20

>>> 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=20

Rhonda Rosen
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Loyola Marymount University phone: (310)338-4584 =20
7900 Loyola Blvd. =20
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8206 =20
email:rrosen@lmu.edu =20

Media & Reserve web page: http://lib.lmu.edu/mr/ <http://lib.lmu.edu/mr/>=
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personal page: http://myweb.lmu.edu/rrosen/ <http://myweb.lmu.edu/rrosen/>=
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In our system, videos ARE cataloged by subject = headings,=20 so that one can do a search and find what one needs.  It's simply = that=20 there are accession call numbers instead of LC call numbers.  And = since we=20 have closed stacks, browsing isn't an issue. Another reason I'm glad = for=20 accession numbering, is that I hate to think of the difficulty with = shelving, if=20 I needed to try to leave empty spaces on shelves for expansion.  It = would=20 take up so much extra room!  And then what happens when our university= =20 hires a new faculty member that wanted to build up a particular area and = we=20 didn't leave enough room?  Then we'd have to move all the materials = on the=20 shelves!  <shudder>!!  :)
LLK
 
 
 
LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film=20 Library
803-777-2858
www.sc.edu/library/film.html
 


>>> sshaw@sanantonio.gov 07/29/01 12:22PM=20 >>>
Lee Anne,

Catalogers deal daily with the quandary = you=20 present  by making sure the
thing (the bibliographic entity) has = not=20 just a classification that fits at
least one aspect of the content, but = also=20 subject headings.  Ah, subject
headings!  Most PACs I've = come=20 across pick up subject headings on keyword
searches.  If *Killing = Us=20 Softly* had no subject headings and only an
accession number, how would = users=20 lock onto its content??

once a cataloger . . . :)  =20 Susan


Hi Rhonda-
I agree there's no reason for using = accession=20 numbers for DVDs, if you're
using LC for videos.  However, in the = spirit=20 of healthy debate, I'd like to
say that I find using accession numbers = for=20 all of our videos and DVDs works
quite well, as long as the media does = not=20 need to be integrated with the
book collections.  The main reason = I say=20 this, is that documentaries
especially often cross borders between=20 disciplines.  For example, is
"Killing us Softly III" more = Women's=20 Studies or Journalism?  Where does
"Looking for Langston" = go: =20 African American Studies or Literature?  Would
the 1994 version = of=20 "Romeo and Juliet" be put under Shakespeare or not,
since it is a = loose=20 adaptation?  There are pros and cons to accession
numbering of = course,=20 but I shudder to think of the difficulties we'd have
moving to = LC.  Just=20 my $0.02.



LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational=20 Films
USC Film Library
803-777-2858
www.sc.edu/library/film.html = <http://www.sc.edu/library/film= .html>=20



>>> rrosen@popmail.lmu.edu 07/27/01 03:56PM=20 >>>
hi everyone!

we catalog our video collection = using=20 LC.  i think we used LC for the
videos as they were consistent = with the=20 rest of the library's collection,
and they would be grouped in = subjects,=20 where for educational materials that
makes sense.
We are currently=20= beginning to build our DVD collection, and so far we have
been using = an=20 accession numbering system, athough to be honest, i'm not
sure = why....
how=20 are you all cataloging your media collections?  is anyone using LC=20 or
accession numbers?  i'm curious...

Rhonda=20



Rhonda=20 Rosen
*******************************************************
Media = &=20 Reserve Services Dept.
Loyola Marymount=20 University           = ;=20 phone: (310)338-4584     
7900 Loyola=20 Blvd.     
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8206 =20=
email:rrosen@lmu.edu        &nb= sp;            =             &nb= sp;  =20

Media & Reserve web page:  http://lib.lmu.edu/mr/ <http://lib.lmu.edu/mr/>
personal= =20 page:  http://myweb.lmu.edu/rrosen/ = <http://myweb.lmu.edu/rrosen/>= =20
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