Re: DVD Cometh

Rick Provine (rep3s@virginia.edu)
Wed, 10 Nov 1999 07:17:26 -0800 (PST)

Good idea, but does not work.

No one else has this problem? Do your catalogers not add the additonal
language tracks to the records?

At 04:30 PM 11/9/99 -0800, you wrote:
>"if
>you do a keyword search for French films, you get all of the new DVD's that
>have a French language track, even if the original language was English.
>Same with Spanish. Has anyone dealt with this as a cataloging issue? "
>
>If the catalog allows the limit of a search, you can enter "Not Language".
>
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>From: Rick Provine <rep3s@virginia.edu>
>Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 10:37:54 -0800 (PST)
>
>Exactly. There is nothing qualitatively superior inherent in a DVD. Only
>the capacity to provide higher quality. Its still compressed video. DVD
>is only a a storage medium, like a floppy disc. You only get off of it
>what was put on.
>
>Very often, filks do put "crap" on them.
>
>Remember too that the promise of DVD included multiple camera angles,
>multiple subtitles and languages, blah blah. How much of that do you see?
>
>Which brings up an interesting side effect of DVD's in the catalog: Now if
>you do a keyword search for French films, you get all of the new DVD's that
>have a French language track, even if the original language was English.
>Same with Spanish. Has anyone dealt with this as a cataloging issue?
>
>At 10:21 AM 11/4/99 -0800, you wrote:
>>
>>As to old movies, does the fact that a movie appears on a DVD mean that it
>>has been
>>digitally remastered to take advantage of the DVD format?
>>
>>What if someone takes a poor "original" and "dubs" it directly on
>>a DVD. Then wouldn't the quality still be poor?
>>
>
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Rick E. Provine
Director for Media||Robertson Media Center
Clemons Library||University of Virginia
VOICE 804.924.8814||FAX 804.924.7468
provine@virginia.edu
www.lib.virginia.edu/clemons/RMC
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