RE: distinguish dvd from vhs in media icons in webopac?
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- Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 16:29:48 -0700
- From: "Stephen McLaughlin" <sMcLaughlin at sfpl dot org>
- Subject: RE: distinguish dvd from vhs in media icons in webopac?
Here at San Francisco Public we do it by means of the Innovative
material type. Basically, we invented a code for DVDs (and several other
formats we wanted to be able to search by), and every week I run a
review file to identify bib records that have the "g" MARC bib type, but
say "dvd" in the 300 field. I then flip the Innovative material type of
these records to the DVD code, and voila! People can search by DVD, and
they get a nifty DVD icon.
This method takes the burden off the catalogers, and is more reliable,
since a cataloger might forget to change the Innovative bib type from
time to time anyway. It involves minimal time on my part, since I just
use the same review file over and over again. It's just one of my normal
Friday morning tasks.
Hope this helps!
San Francisco Public Library
smclaughlin at sfpl dot org
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[mailto:innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org] On Behalf Of Belvadi, Melissa
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 4:16 PM
To: Innovative Users List
Subject: distinguish dvd from vhs in media icons in webopac?
Hello. We've seen some libraries are able to have two different media
icons in their webopac for DVDs versus VHS videos. But we've been told
that the icons are tied to the material type field, which is tied to an
officially defined MARC fixed-field tag which doesn't distinguish
different kinds of videos.
So how is this being done?
Does the solution involve the catalogers having to break official MARC
rules, or manually add an extra value somewhere to all records or
something like that? We really want to do this, but the catalogers
really don't want the solution to create extra work for them on a
Any advice, examples, tips, etc. would be greatly appreciated!
Systems and Services Librarian
Maryville University Library
13550 Conway Rd., St. Louis, MO 63141
mbelvadi at maryville dot edu
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