Moving Image Cataloging: How to Create and How to Use a Moving Image Catalog

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Libraries, archives, and museums hold a wide variety of moving images. all of which require the same level of attention to issues of organization and access as their print counterparts. Consequently, the people who create collection level records and metadata for these resources need to be equally conversant in the principles of cataloging. Martha Yee covers both descriptive (AACR2R, AMIM, and FIAF rules) and subject cataloging (with a focus on LCSH). In the process, the reader is encouraged to think critically and to be prepared to make decisions in ambiguous situations where solutions to problems are not always obvious or clearly dictated by specific rules.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a book which will become a standard work on the subject of cataloguing the moving image, and it needs to be read by those involved in cataloguing in film libraries, archives, and museums, as well as library schools and the more advanced cataloguing courses. Finally, I cannot resist quoting the marvellous dedication at the beginning of the book: 'This book is dedicated to all of the cataloguers who have laboured in the vineyards of bibliographic control for hundreds of years, largely unthanked and unappreciated because, when we do our work well, it is invisible to the catalogue user.'

How true!"



"Martha Yee is a well-known exponent of moving image cataloguing, and this book is correspondingly authoritative."


The Electronic Library

"Encouraging the reader to think critically and be prepared to make decisions in ambiguous situations where the solutions might not always be obvious or clearly dictated by rules, Moving Image Cataloging stimulates critical thinking with exercises at the end of each chapter, providing suggested (but not absolute) answers at the end of the book. Primarily geared for catalogers of moving images, the work also teaches how to make decisions that impact the catalog and, more generally, how to search a catalog."



"…this is an excellent overview of the challenges, principles, and practices of cataloging moving image materials. It would be a useful textbook for courses on this topic, as well as for in-library training programs."


Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591584384
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2007
  • Series: Third Millennium Cataloging Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTHA M. YEE is Cataloging Supervisor at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, as well as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Information Studies, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents


Ch. 1 Introduction to Moving Image Cataloging 1

Ch. 2 Introduction to a Data Structure Standard; How to Create a Cataloging Record; Automation Complexities and OPAC Searching 25

Ch. 3 Moving linage Works, Expressions and Manifestations; Introduction to Uniform Titles; Relationships; Represented and Presented Works 49

Ch. 4 Work Identification and Authorship; Authority Control 65

Ch. 5 Complications with Names of Persons and Corporate Bodies; Location of FRBR Entities; OPAC Searching Complications 85

Ch. 6 Introduction to Subject Analysis 109

Ch. 7 More on Subject Analysis 141

Ch. 8 Newsfilm Access; OPAC Searching 159

Ch. 9 Subject Access to Fiction; Genre/Form Access 185

Ch. 10 Digitization and the Future of Cataloging 201

Exercise Answers 207

Glossary 237

Bibliography of Works Consulted 253

Cataloging Standards Bibliography 261

Index 267

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