MARC Fixed Field Guidelines For Video Recordings

**MARC subfield a is notated as "|a," subfield b is "|b," etc.**

Audn:

Blank unless for juvenile or de Grummond; if specified on the item or container
Use a for Preschool
Use b for K-3
Use c for 4-8
Use d for 9-12
Otherwise use j for general juvenile.

 

BLvl:

Use m.

Ctrl:

Leave blank.

Ctry:

Code for the country of production, NOT the country of distribution or release; if no country of production is discernible, use xx; if it is clear that the item was produced in the United States, but no state or city is discernible, use xxu.

Dates:

Consult format manual.

Desc:

Always a, for AACR2-level cataloging; check record to confirm AACR2 level.

DtSt:

Consult format manual, and coordinate with Dates; Usually "s"- See cataloging procedures.

ELvl:

Ifor copy/edit cataloging; K for original.

GPub:

If government publication, see format manual (under "GPub"); otherwise leave blank.

Lang:

Code for the predominant spoken or sung language of the soundtrack; if item has no narration or no sound, use the language of the label title or the language of accompanying material.

MRec:

Leave blank.

Srce:

Blank for LC; d for non-LC.

Tech:

Use a for animation
Use c for animation and live action
Use l for live action
Use u for unknown (for when the video creation technique cannot be determined)
Use z for other
See format manual for clarification and further definitions.

Time:

Enter a 3-digit number for total number of minutes the video program runs (for Example, Time: 009 for 9 min.);

If running time exceeds 3 digits, enter 3 zeros (e.g., Time: 000);

Always round up (e.g., 2 min., 5 sec. = Time: 003);

Always convert hours to minutes (e.g., 2 hr., 7 min. = Time: 127);

If running time is unknown, fast-forward the video and look at the timer display on a video player.

TMat:

Always v.

Type:

Always g.

VARIABLE FIELD 007

If a subfield is not listed here, don't use it.

|a

Use v

|b

Use f for videocassette;
Use d for DVD

|d

Use b for black & white
Use c for color
Use m for mixed (color and b&w)
Use u for unkown
Use z for other (tints, tones, stains, etc.)

|e

Use b for VHS;
Use v for DVD

|f

Use a for sound on medium, unless otherwise noted; do NOT use |f if video is silent

|g

Use h for videotape in medium of sound;
Use i for DVD

|h

Use o for ½ inches in videotape width;
Use z for DVD

|i

Sound playback channel - let stand if correct; don't add if not there

Source: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (2000). Bibliographic Formats and Standards. [Online]. 2nd ed. [Last updated: Oct. 2000]. Dublin, Ohio: Author.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
FOR CATALOGING VIDEORECORDINGS FOR THE MEDIA CENTER

  • A MARC record is searched and retrieved from OCLC. Record is edited either online, on a printout, or a new record is created as needed. AV workforms are available for original cataloging.

     

  • Catalog and/or item number of videorecording is to be place in tag 028, with indicators 40. This number can most often be found on the side of the videocassette container.

     

  • Tag 049 MUSH is changed to MUST for Hattiesburg campus or MLAC [Media] for Gulf Coast campuses items.

     

  • All videorecordings are assigned an LC call number. Check in the library catalog to fit cuttering in the online shelflist. See also Class/Cuttering Audio-visual Series and Classifying Feature Films for more information.

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