Video resources

This page contains general resources, tools and links that are useful for cataloguing video materials at York University Libraries.

Local Guidelines for Cataloguing Videos

YUL Local DVD/VHS Cataloguing procedure

Manuals for Cataloguing Videos

Cataloguing of Audiovisual Materials and Other Special Materials by Nancy B. Oslon

Located in Haiyun’s office

General Guidelines for Cataloguing Videos

Authority Tools for Audiovisual and Music Catalogers: An Annotated List of Useful Resources for audiovisual cataloguers

LC Moving Image Genre/Form Headings: This instruction provides special guidelines for the assignment of genre/form headings for moving images.

Online AudioVisual Catalogers (OLAC): an international organization for catalogers concerned with all types of nonprint materials. Through conferences, workshops, publications, and e-mail lists, catalogers exchange information and enjoy expert & practical advice on cataloging audiovisual materials.

Guide for Cataloging DVD and Blue-ray Discs Using AACR2r and MARC21: This instruction provides general overview of new DVD technology, and explains how to catalog different types of DVD formats based on AACR2r Chapter 7 and Chapter 9.

The IASA Cataloguing roles: International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives’s manual for the description of sound recordings and related audiovisual media.

Online Reference Sources

IMBD: International Movie Database. Comprehensive information about movies, TV shows, documentaries, and news. Reliable information about full cast and crew, as well as detailed biographies.

All Movie: excellent source for information about feature films. Films can be searched and browsed by title, mood, or detailed genre.

Rotten tomatoes: Another excellent source for information about feature films, DVDs, movie critics and news.

National Film Registry: USA National Film Preservation Board publishes the annual list of titles for National Film Registry from 1989 to present.

Online Film Dictionary: This dictionary helps to understand movie-specific terms in foreign languages. The dictionary currently supports the following languages: Albanian, Brazilian Portuguese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

DVD Demystified: Jim Taylor’s DVD Demystified site, where all of DVD questions are answered here.

Wikipedia is a great source for information about popular music and some world musics.

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