Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Beyond the Basics: Cataloging DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and Streaming Videos

Instructor: Natalie Hall

Dates: January 6th through 31st, 2020

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175


This course is designed to help those with basic cataloging experience become comfortable cataloging more challenging formats. Participants will learn how to catalog motion pictures on DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and streaming formats in RDA and MARC through lots of hands-on practice including learning to identify the preferred sources of information to use when determining titles and statements of responsibility, how to handle multiple production companies, distributors, and dates frequently found on these resources, how to determine authorized and variant access points, and how to create accurate physical descriptions that reflect new fields added under RDA.

Participants will also learn the primary differences between RDA and AACR2 for audiovisual resources so that they can effectively copy catalog and enrich existing records.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand how cataloging audiovisual resources differs from cataloging other formats.
  • Learn how to use and format all necessary fixed and variable fields to create full MARC records for DVDs, Blu-ray, and Streaming video resources.
  • Understand the challenges in classifying audiovisual resources and the most common ways to address these challenges
  • Be familiar with frequently applied Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT) for audiovisual resources.

This course can be taken as one of eight courses needed to earn our Certificate in Cataloging and Technical Services, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.

Natalie Hall

Natalie Hall is the Technical Services Coordinator at Moraine Valley Community College. As Technical Services Coordinator, she oversees a busy technical services department and provides leadership in the areas of acquisitions, serials, cataloging and authority control. Natalie has bachelors’ degrees from Lawrence University, a Master of Music in Cello Performance from Roosevelt University, and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is also an adjunct Instructor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science of Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois where she teaches information organization and cataloging.

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment Info

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