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Item Types for Electronic Resources

Item Types for Electronic Resources

Created: 2004/06/17

Prepared by: M. Salmon
Updated: 2009/08/05 Questions and comments to: msalmon@yorku.ca

Table of Contents

  1. Purpose
  2. List of item types in SIRSI associated with electronic resources
  3. Revised list of item types associated with electronic resources with definitions
  4. Examples of website item types

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to define the item types associated with electronic resources in the York University Library Catalogue

List of Item Types in SIRSI associated with electronic resources

The following old list of item types in SIRSI were identified as being associated with internet or electronic resources

  • CD-ROM
  • DVD-ROM
  • Datafile
  • E-audio
  • E-book
  • E-Gov-Doc *
  • E-Index
  • EJournal
  • E-Reserves
  • E-Video
  • Multimedia
  • Website

* The e-gov-doc item type is used only for batchloaded records from the Marcive collection. Please see: Cataloguing Procedure: E-Gov-Doc Item Type No Longer Used

Revised list of item types associated with electronic resources with definitions

The following is a list of the proposed definitions for the item types associated with internet or electronic resources

  • CD-ROM: CD-ROMs (physical items)
  • DVD-ROM: DVD-ROMs (physical items)
  • Datafiles: diskettes (physical items)
  • E-Book: Electronic version of a monographic document (remote access)
  • E-Index: Electronic index (remote access)
  • EJournal: Online serials
  • E-Reserves: Electronic reserve items. Created and modified by circulation staff only (remote access)
  • E-Video: Videos for which York University has obtained permission to digitize in a streaming video format (remote access)
  • Multimedia: CD-ROMs that use interactive multimedia, have code “i” in the the 008-26 field Type of Computer File and the form subdivision Interactive multimedia (physical items)
  • Website: Comprehensive electronic collections of information on a particular topic (remote access); or websites that consist of a single monographic series (remote access)

Examples of website item types

Edward S. Curtis’s the North American Indian photographic images http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/award98/ienhtml/curthome.html

Trade Data Online http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/tdst/engdoc/tr_homep.html