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Tip #162: Cataloging MP3 Audiobooks (AACR2)

A bibliographic record for a MP3 audiobook is very similar to a record for an audiobook on CD.

Differences are in the 300, 500, and 538 fields where the format is identified as MP3 and the system requirements are explained. A second 655 field is added to a MP3 bib record to further identify the record as for a MP3 recording.

The GMD for a MP3 record is [sound recording], the same GMD used for an audiobook on CD. Please follow AACR2 rules and do not customize the GMD into something like “sound recording, MP3”.

Patrons and staff can easily identify a MP3 record in the OPAC by looking at the 300 field. Most libraries also help their patrons spot MP3s by using call numbers like “MP3 CDBOOK” or “MP3 AUDIO”.
Here is a partial bib record (in correct field order) for a typical MP3 audiobook:

100 1_ |a Berenson, Alex.
245 14 |a The midnight house |h [sound recording] / |c Alex Berenson.
260 __ |a Prince Frederick, MD : |b Recorded Books, |c p2010.
300 __ |a 1 sound disc (11 hr.) : |b digital, MP3 ; |c 4 3/4 in.
538 __ |a System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software.
511 0_ |a Narrated by George Guidall.
500 __ |a Unabridged.
500 __ |a Compact disc, MP3 format.
520 __ |a CIA agent John Wells is called in when a former agent and an army vet are gunned down. Tied to an interrogation squad that targeted the world’s most dangerous jihadists, the victims prove just the tip of the iceberg in a deadly case of global intrigue.
650 _0 |a Intelligence officers |vFiction.
655 _7 |a Audiobooks. |2 lcgft
655 _0 |a MP3 (Audio coding standard)
700 1_|a Guidall, George.

Originally published on January 11, 2013.


Tip #109: Blu-ray Cataloging reminders in Evergreen Indiana

More Evergreen libraries are expanding their videorecording collections to include Blu-ray discs.
Blu-ray videorecordings are cataloged much the same way as DVDs, with some important differences in the 007, 250 and 538 fields.

  1. The fifth space (or fourth letter) in the 007 physical characteristics field is always an ‘s’, to indicate a Blu-ray disc. (Although in Evergreen all the coding in the 007 field is strung together, in vendor records such as OCLC this position is viewed as subfield e.)
    Example:

    007 __ vd csaizq (for a Blu-ray disc)
    007 __ vd cvaizq (for a DVD)
  2. To help patrons spot a Blu-ray videorecording in the OPAC, catalogers should always add “Blu-ray version” to the 250 edition statement. If the exact words “Blu-ray edition” or “Blu-ray version” do not appear on the item or container, put the statement in brackets.
    Examples:

    250 __ [Blu-ray version]
    250 __ Blu-ray version.
    250 __ Special ed., [Blu-ray version]
  3. The 538 system details note is for a Blu-ray videorecording always identifies the material as a Blu-ray disc and advises that a special player is required.

    Example:

    538 __ Blu-ray disc, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital, 1080p High Definition; requires Blu-ray player.

—Since DVDs and Blu-ray discs do not play on the same type of equipment and are formatted differently, they cannot share the same MARC record. Please do not attach a Blu-ray videorecording to a DVD record.
—The GMD for Blu-ray is [videorecording], the same as for a DVD. Do not use a GMD of [Blu-ray] in the 245 field.

Combo packs: If you receive the DVD and Blu-ray versions bundled together in a set, we suggest you repackage and circulate them separately so each can be attached to the correct MARC record. If each format does not have a unique ISBN, use the set ISBN and/or UPC code on both records but use subfield ‘z’ instead of ‘a’ in the 020 and 024 fields. Otherwise the two records may merge if a future deduplication project includes videorecordings.

More information about cataloging Blu-ray discs and Blu-ray/DVD combo packages can be found on pages 2.37 – 2.40 of the EI Cataloging Procedures Guide.
Originally published on November 11, 2011.


Tip #33: Blu-ray Discs

Since DVDs and Blu-ray discs do not play on the same type of equipment and are formatted differently, they cannot share the same MARC record. The 538 System Details Note is different for each of these formats.
Examples:
Blu-ray:

538 Blu-ray disc, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital, 1080p High Definition; requires Blu-ray player.

DVD:

538 DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2:35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1; NTSC.

To assist patrons in identifying which videorecordings are Blu-ray, please enter “[Blu-ray version]” in the 250 field of a Blu-ray MARC record:

250 Special ed., [Blu-ray version]

Other than the 250 and the 538 fields, the records for DVD and Blu-ray will look the same.
If you receive the DVD and Blu-ray versions bundled together in a set, please repackage them separately so each can be attached to the correct MARC record. If each format does not have a unique ISBN, use the set ISBN and/or UPC code on both records.
More information about cataloging Blu-ray discs and Blu-ray/DVD combo packages can be found on pages 2.36 – 2.40 of the EI Cataloging Procedures Guide.
Originally published on April 23, 2010.



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