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December 19, 2008

OLAC DVD Guide (Updated) Now Available

While not exactly pertinent to the form/genre project, per se, since most of you catalog video, you might be interested in taking a look at this guide!

From the OLAC-List:
The DVD Guide Update Task Force of the Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) has completed the document, “Guide to Cataloging DVD and Blu-ray Discs Using AACR2r and MARC 21 (2008 update). The Task Force thanks the cataloging community for sending thoughtful comments, suggestions, and revisions to help make the final document a more useful one and one that is consistent with AACR2 and any recent MARBI recommendations. We extend thanks to CAPC for their review and to Teressa Keenan for placing the document on the OLAC website.

The document is located on the website in the following areas:

CAPC Publications & Training Materials: http://olacinc.org/capc/pubsnew.html

CAPC What's New: http://olacinc.org/capc/new.html

OLAC What's New: http://olacinc.org/new/index.html

The direct link to the document is : http://olacinc.org/capc/DVD_guide_final.pdf

As Chair of the Task Force, I also express appreciation to DVD Guide Update Editors, Marcia Barrett and Julie Moore, the members of the DVD Guide Update Task Force, and members of the original 2002 DVD Cataloging Guide Task Force. You will see their names listed in the Acknowledgments section of the document.

Carolyn Walden, Chair
DVD Guide Update Task Force
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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December 18, 2008

More New FG Headings!

From Weekly List 49 (Dec. 3, 2008):

Music videos
Public affairs television programs
Public service television programs
Rock videos
Rushes (Motion pictures)
Rushes (Television programs)
Stock footage
Unedited footage

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New FG Headings!

Fresh from Weekly List 48 (Nov. 26, 2008):

Chase films
Children's television programs
Ethnic films
Public access television programs
Screen tests
Television dance parties

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December 12, 2008

LC to use FG headings in new cataloging

Hot off the press!

LC has just announced that they will be using the new LC form/genre headings exclusively in new cataloging starting 1 January 2009. Headings from Moving Image Genre-Form Guide (MIGFG), Moving Image Materials: Genre Terms (MIM) will no longer be assigned.

The full announcement may be read at the Policy & Standards Division website

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December 3, 2008

We're Getting Closer!

During November, the project crew has updated 285 more records for a grand total of 2752. We're inching closer to that magical halfway point (3292)...

Keep up the great work!!

December 1, 2008

New FG Headings!

Courtesy of weekly list 46:

155 Abstract films]
(This heading is used as a genre/form heading for nonrepresentational films that avoid narrative and instead convey impressions and emotions by way of color, rhythm and movement.)

155 Animated films]
(Added RT Abstract films)

155 College life films]

155 Coming‑of‑age films

155 Lyrical films
(This heading is used as a genre/form heading for films in which the images and other content are presented as subjective experiences as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker.)

155 Structural films
(This heading is used as a genre/form heading for films that use photographic techniques to investigate the nature of film as an aesthetic experience.)

155 Surrealist films
(This heading is used as a genre/form heading for films that employ symbolism, juxtaposition of unlike objects, dream‑like sequences, etc., to allow the viewer's subconscious to make free associations.)

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