Cataloging videos

Andrea Slonosky (
Thu, 14 Oct 1999 13:23:50 -0700 (PDT)

Hello all,

The library I am working in is beginning to contemplate cataloging our video
collection. I have been asked to find out which OCLC members contribute a
lot of high quality video records, and if it is necessary to view each
individual tape.

It seems to me that the existence of OCLC and other shared cataloging
resources would eliminate much of this type of work, but I am not a

What kind of experiences have other people had? Is there any way to
reassure my cataloging department about the integrity of the records they
are downloading? Any help, suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

Andrea Slonosky
Media Librarian
Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus