last updated Tue Oct-01-2013  08:33
 
 
BLU-RAY DISCS
 
 
GUIDELINES FOR DESCRIBING AND PROCESSING BLU-RAY DISC TITLES
(draft May 17, 2012)
 
(NOTE: These guidelines apply to Blu-ray discs with video content and a set viewing sequence, i.e., content is chiefly linear in nature. For DVD instructions, click here. For additional DVD-R instructions, click here.)
 
These guidelines follow OLAC's “Guide to Cataloging DVD and Blu-ray Discs Using AACR2r and MARC 21.”
http:⁄⁄olacinc.org⁄drupal⁄capc_files⁄DVD_guide_final.pdf
 
Blu-ray discs are a format family of high density optical discs featuring greater storage capacity of data, maximum picture resolution, surround sound audio, and enhanced interactivity. Blu-ray discs look like DVDs but require a Blu-ray disc player or a Sony PS3.
 
The name “Blu-ray” came from the fact that the laser beam which reads the data from the new discs is blue instead of red, which is used for current DVDs and CDs. This blue laser has a shorter wavelength than a red laser, which makes it possible to read data with greater precision.
 
http:⁄⁄www.discmakers.com⁄duplicators⁄blurayinfo.asp
 
Description
Blu-ray disc descriptive cataloging resembles that for DVDs.
 
Fixed fields (OCLC): (‡e has code “s” for Blu-ray)
007      v ‡b d ‡d c ‡e s ‡f a ‡g i ‡h z ‡i u
 
Variable fields
245     ‡h [videorecording]
300     ‡a 1 videodisc (xxx min.) :‡b sd., col. ;‡c 4 3⁄4 in.
538     ‡ a Blu-ray disc; high definition; Dolby digital 5.1 stereo; regions A, B; Blu-ray disc player or Sony PS3 required.
 
NOTE: If a DVD or DVD-R is included, add another 007 for the DVD, adjust the number of videodiscs in the 300 field, and add another 538 system requirements note for the DVD or DVD-R.
 
007      v ‡b d ‡d c ‡e s ‡f a ‡g i ‡h z ‡i u
007      v ‡b d ‡d c ‡e v ‡f a ‡g i ‡h z ‡i u
300     ‡a 2 videodiscs (60 min. each) :‡b sd., col. ;‡c 4 3⁄4 in.
538     ‡ a Blu-ray disc; regions A, B; Blu-ray disc player or Sony PS3 required.
538     ‡a DVD.
 
Supply the Blu-ray regional coding information when readily available, if not coded for Region A (most of North, Central, and South America, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea).
http:⁄⁄www.world-import.com⁄world_region_code_map.htm
 
http:⁄⁄en.wikipedia.org⁄wiki⁄Blu-ray_Disc#Region_codes
 
Dual discs
 
Make a note in the bib record:
 
500         Blu-ray on one side and DVD on the other side of the disc.
 
Make a public note in the mfhd:
 
852 8-  ‡b OuzV ‡h DVD XXXXX ‡z <Blu-ray on one side and DVD on the other side of the disc>
 
 
MFHD
 
Use a DVD accession number.
 
Add a public note:
 
852 8-  ‡b OuzV ‡h DVD #### ‡z <BLU-RAY>
 
If the container has a DVD in addition to the Blu-ray disc, give the total number of videodiscs in the 866 field and add the disc number of the Blu-ray disc to the public note:
 
      852 8-  ‡b OuzV ‡h DVD 10916 ‡z <Disc 2 BLU-RAY>
866 41 ‡8 0 ‡a 2 videodiscs
 
 
Preservation copies
 
Follow the same procedure used for DVDs.
 
 
 
Rehousing
 
Follow the same procedure used for DVDs.