Request for Help

Laura McGlasson (
Tue, 26 May 1998 15:10:21 -0700

I just subscribed to this forum today, so I hope I am sending this
message this correctly.

I am a corporate librarian for a company that produces educational
videos and programming for schools. We have a video library which
contains approximately 12,000 videotapes, including both edited pieces
and raw footage.

We are currently cataloguing videos using an in-house software program
which does not incorporate MARC format. The needs of our patrons, who
are internal employees, make using traditional library cataloguing
methods difficult. We need to include information such as grade level
appropriateness, visual images, educational purpose, etc.

So I have been doing my best to incorporate standard cataloguing
proceeds with specific company needs. For example, I introduced
Sear's subject headings to replace key words and have tried to
standardize call numbers.

My question is does anyone know of any software or other resources
that address the needs of video or corporate libraries. I am hoping
that someone else has already addressed many of my difficulties and
may have come up some solutions. I don't want to reinvent the wheel.

I really appreciate your assistance.

Thank you,