Distinguishing Optical Disc Formats

Distinguishing Optical Disc Formats

Optical discs (known as CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMs, etc.) are 4 3/4 in. discs which hold various kinds of media. To identify what you have please look for the features identified in the document below.

If you have any questions about identifying format please check with Doug Adams or Stacy Allison-Cassin.

Contents

Audio-CD

CD-ROM

Audio-DVD

DVD-Video

DVD-ROM

Hybrid discs

CD

Identifying AUDIO-CDs

  • A logo with “compact disc digital audio”. However, this logo does not always appear on the label . Look also for phrases such as “Compact disc contains sound examples to accompany the text”; “For playlist please see appendix in book’ ; ” This CD accompanies a book … CD song titles are listed on pg. xv.’ Check dustjacket or text for information which may indicate that it is a sound recording.

CDlogo.svg

  • An Audio-CD will usually be music or spoken word and will be playable on a compact disc player.
  • Note: The subject of the book may not be about music but the sound recording may complement the text.
  • For more information about Audio CDs see Wikipedia.

For instructions on cataloguing a sound recording that accompanies a book please consult the document entitled: Accompanying Material: Sound Recordings

Examples

Example 1: Accompanying Material Sound Recording

Audio Compact Disc

Catalogue Record

ML 207 C8 D53 1999

Note: Compact Disc Digital Audio logo

Example 2: Accompanying Material Sound Recording

Catalogue Record

PN 1992.4 O66 A3 1996

Note: No distinguishing logo or information on label. Consider the subject matter

or ask Stacy Allison-Cassin whether or not it is a sound recording

Example 3: Accompanying Material Sound Recording

Catalogue Record

ML 3195 S96 2000

Note: “For playlist please see appendix in book”

Example 4: Accompanying Material Sound Recording

Catalogue Record

PS 8581 E746 P85 1998

Note: “Narration”; “Musique”

Example 5: Accompanying Material Sound Recording

Catalogue Record

Note: This compact disc contains the sound examples that accompany the text” –Disc Label

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Identifying CD-ROMs

  • A logo with “compact disc data storage” This logo however does not always appear on the label. Also look for features such as: Mac/Windows CD-ROM; Microsoft Windows compatible; Mac/PC format; Installation instructions in container; Adobe Acrobat; CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh
  • Software logos may also appear on the disc.
  • For more information about CD-ROMs see Wikipedia.

For instructions on cataloguing a CD-ROM that accompanies a book or serial, please consult the document entitled: Accompanying Material CD_ROMs

Examples of CD-ROMS

Example 6: Accompanying Material CD-ROM

Catalogue Record

LB 1051 W74 1998

Note: “Adobe Acrobat”; “Interactive” Windows” and “Macintosh”

Example 7: Accompanying Material CD-ROM

Catalogue Record

RT 41 M489 2001

Note: “CD-ROM for Windows”; “Adobe Acrobat” “CD-ROM for …”

Example 8: Accompanying Material CD-ROM

Catalogue Record

G 70.4 M38 1999

Note: “Compact Disc data storage”

Example 9: Accompanying Material CD-ROM

Catalogue Record

RT 61 Z38 2000

Note: “CD- ROM for Windows and Macintosh” “Adobe Acrobat”

Example 10: Accompanying Material CD-ROM

Catalogue Record

E 185 H326 2001

Note: “Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 4.0 or higher”


Identifying Audio DVDs

  • Look for identifying features like the DVD logo, or any text referring to DVD.

DVD-Audio_Logo_Black

  • To identify the item as audio look for text referring to audio.
  • Items that are identifyed as DVD audio must be primarily audio
  • For detailed information about DVD-Audio with examples of the DVD-Audio logo go to the Wikipedia definition of DVD-Audio.

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Identifying DVD video

  • Look for identifying features like the DVD video logo

Dvd-video-logo.svg

  • Look for text that identifies the disc as primarily a video disc.
  • For detailed information about DVD-Video with examples of the DVD-Video logo go to the Wikipedia definition of DVD-Video
  • Example:

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Identifying DVD-ROMs

*Under development*

For instructions on cataloguing a DVD-ROM that accompanies a book please consult the document entitled: Accompanying Material: DVD-ROM

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Identifying Hybrid and Double-sided discs

*Under development*

  • Look for the DualDisc logo somewhere on the disc or packaging

DualDisc_logo

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Created: 98/03/02

Original document prepared by: Doug Adams

Original Web document created by: Heather A. Fraser