In many ways cataloging DVDs is similar to cataloging other visual items. Special features that should be considered are as follows:
Type of Record = g Projected medium
007 Fixed Field:
Specific Material Designation: d = videdisc or DVD ; f = videocassette
Format: v = DVD ; b = VHS
Sound on Medium: a = sound ; [blank] = no sound (silent)
Medium for Sound: i = videdisc or DVD ; h = videotape or videocassette ; [blank] = no sound (silent)
Dimensions: z = other (use for DVD) ; o = 1/2 in (use for videocassette)
008 Fixed Field:
Publication Status: in cases of a video release of a film issued earlier, use “p”; [video release date] = date 1 ; [original issue date] = date 2
Type of Material: v = videorecording
Technique: 1 = live action ; a = animation
This information relates to the distributor of the video; typically found on container
- Bram Stoker's Dracula: ‡a [Burbank, Calif.] : ‡b Columbia TriStar Home Video, ‡c c1993.
- Rules of the game: United States : ‡b Criterion Collection, ‡c c2004.
1 videocassette (82 min.) : ‡b si., b&w ; ‡c 1/2 in.
2 videodiscs (106, 94 min.) : ‡b sd., col. ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.
500: Title from container. (if source of title is taken from container and not from viewing the DVD or VHS)
‡a Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
‡a Special DVD features include printable materials for educators; access to the Origins web site; close captions; and described video for visually impaired.
508: Records the credits for persons or organizations, other than members of the cast, who have participated in the creation and/or production of the work. This repeatable field is used to credit the producer, director, film editor, consultant, etc.:
‡a Directed by Carlos Carrera ; screenplay by Vicente Leñero.
‡a Written and directed by Benito Zambrano ; produced by Antonio P. Pérez.
‡a Directed by Jim Brown ; produced by Jim Brown, Sam Pollard and Jeff Rosen ; written by Charles Wolfe.
‡a Cinematographer, Slawomir Idziak ; editor, Krystyna Rutkowska ; music, Zbigniew Preisner ; costume designer, Wieslawa Starska ; production designer, Allan Starski.
511: Contains a note giving information about the participants, players, narrators, presenters or performers:
‡a Various performers ; narrated by Kris Kristofferson.
‡a Narrated by Jeffrey Wright ; participants, Mekhi Phifer, Larenz Tate, Terry Kinney, Alicia Keys.
‡a Hosted and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
520: Summary [accept as is; do not provide one]
538: Technical information including recording system(s), region, format, etc.:
‡a DVD, region 1, full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital mono 1.0.
‡a DVD, region 0 (worldwide), PCM stereo., DTS 5.1.
‡a DVD, no region specified.
‡a DVD ; NTSC ; Region All ; Dolby Digital 2.0.
‡a DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 surround.
‡a DVD 9 & 5; LPCM stereo. (opera & documentaries), DTS digital 5.1 surround (opera); aspect ratio 16:9 (opera), 4:3 (documentaries); region code 0.
546: Language note:
‡a In Icelandic with Sanskrit subtitles.
‡a Mandarin, dubbed English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles.
‡a English or dubbed French dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
‡a Sung in Italian, with German dialogue; with subtitles in Italian, English, German, French, and Spanish.
Actors (prominently named in opening credits or on container; if prominence is unclear, trace no more than 3), directors, and writers; For documentaries: narrators, interviewers, writers; Related works (e.g., based on Ernest Hemingway’s Farewell to arms.)