Assignment 12: Videorecording cataloging


The objectives of this assignment are to:


become familiar with the rules in chapters 0-3 and chapter 7 of RDA (and the associated LC/PCC PSes) that apply to videorecordings in DVD format, and learn how to apply them in MARC bibliographic format.

become familiar with Best Practices for Cataloging DVD-Video and Blu-ray Discs Using RDA and MARC21

apply what you have learned in your previous assignments and readings to the original cataloging of a DVD videorecording


create an original catalog record in VISUAL MATERIALS format using Connexion browser or client


construct authorized access points for a videorecording and any persons, families, or corporate bodies related to the resource.



  1. Examine the disc label and insert for the DVD we viewed in class on April 9. It will be kept in the reference collection in your LIS study room. Pease do not remove it. (You can also refer to the scanned surrogates here:


Container insert

Disc label


You are welcome to play the DVD on a computer in the LIS dept., but you will not need to in order to complete this assignment.


  1. Use the Connexion browser or client to create a new MARC21 bibliographic record for the resource using VISUAL MATERIALS workform:




  1. When you have finished creating your record, print a copy to bring to class on April 16.


  1. Submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, please) in class on April 16 outlining the RDA rules and LC-PCCPSes you consulted in creating your record, other resources you consulted, decisions you made, questions you had, etc.


Here are some guidelines for what your completed bibliographic record should contain at minimum:


Fully coded fixed field (008)

Videorecording 007 (see

020 if applicable

024 if applicable

028 if applicable


041 if applicable

043 if applicable

046 if applicable

1XX if applicable

240 if applicable


246 if applicable

250 if applicable

257 if applicable




336, 337, 338




490 if applicable

505 if applicable

500 for source of title

500 for aspect ratio if known

508 if applicable

511 if applicable


other applicable 5XX notes

6XX (consult LCSH, name authority file, instruction sheets for SHM and free-floating lists, etc. at

655 (at least one)

7XXes for related persons and corporate bodies if applicable (including relationship designators from Appendix I)

77X for related works, expressions, manifestations.

8XX series heading if applicable