Assignment 10: Videorecording cataloging


The objectives of this assignment are to:

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

        become familiar with videorecording-specific fields in MARC bibliographic format and the types of technical details that are typically recorded for two-dimensional moving images.

        apply what youíve learned in your previous assignments and readings to the original cataloging of a two-dimensional moving image

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

        construct authorized access points for a two-dimensional moving image and any persons, families, or corporate bodies related to the resource.



  1. Examine the surrogates of the two DVDs and their container inserts that we discussed in class on November 14. The scanned surrogates are here:


DVD #1: Malaysian stories

DVD #2 Bunda Reinha


††††††††††† All DVDs measure 12 centimeters or 4 ĺ inches in diameter.


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



  1. When you have finished creating your record, print two (2) copies of it to bring to class on November 21.


  1. Submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, please) in class on November 21 outlining the RDA rules and LC-PCCPSes you consulted in creating your record, other resources you consulted, decisions you made, questions you had, etc.


Some guidelines:


Apply the alternative at RDA (i.e. use the disc label as the preferred source of information). If you feel that you donít have all of the information you need from the disc label and container insert, you can do research on the WWW to find out other information about this resource and this work.


Consult RDA, the LC-PCC PSes, OCLC bib formats, and the template you received in class.


Your completed bibliographic record should contain at minimum:


        Fully coded fixed field (008)

        Videorecordings 007 (see

        020 if applicable

        024 if applicable

        028 if applicable


        041 if applicable

        043 if applicable

        046 if date of original production is known

        1XX if applicable

        240 if applicable

        245 (record first statement of responsibility (core element); other credits should go in 511 field

        246 (as many as you deem necessary or useful)

        250 if applicable

        257 if known


        300 including duration

        336, 337, 338


        346 if known

        347 if known


        500 source of title note

        505 if applicable



        other applicable 5XX notes

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

        655 (consult LC Frequently asked Questions on form and genre headings)

        7XXes for related persons and corporate bodies if applicable

        77X for related works, expressions, manifestations.

        856 for online version