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Videos & RDA: Quickguide

Here are some guidelines for cataloging videos specific to RDA. For a more detailed yet accessible guide, try Stanford's (see link below)

Main points to remember Fixed fields

  • Desc = i

Variable fields: Italicized are optional or fields Middlebury has not included before

  • 040 Include $b eng $e rda
  • 046 $k original year of production
  • 257 $a Original country of production
  • 336 $a two-dimensional moving image $2 rdacontent
  • 337 $a video $2 rdamedia
  • 338 $a video disc $2 rdacarrier
  • 338 $a online resource (for streaming video)
  • 344 $a digital $b optical $g stereo $h Dolby $2 rda
  • 346 $b NTSC or PAL $2 rda
  • 347 $a video file $b DVD video $e region $2 rda
  • 500 $a sound characteristics, wide screen or not, 1.78:1 or 1.33:1

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