[Videolib] video cataloging query

Ciara Healy (cmhealy@waketech.edu)
Sat, 06 Jan 2007 10:41:52 -0500

I am posting this from another list at Rachel's request. You can reply
to her at the e-mail below.

Just thought I'd see if anyone has expertise in this area and can give

My husband's company does video production, among other things. They
currently have a library of tapes (a few hundred) that aren't cataloged
well. They want to barcode and catalog them, but need something
designed for media (eg., describing each tape by cuts: this content is
:30, this is at 1:25, etc.). Is there a commercial or open source
out there that wouldn't be overkill for their needs, or should they
just do
it themselves?

I showed him librarything but it's not robust
enough for their needs -- they ideally would like separate fields for
different time stamps they index for each tape.

- Rachel

Ciara Healy
Media Services Librarian

Bruce I. Howell Library
Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

(919) 773-4724

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