Subject Access to Films & Videos, 2/e
Sheila S. Intner, David P. Miller, Andrea Leigh and Bobby Ferguson
246 pages • 8½ x 11
Year Published: 2010
The first edition of Subject Access to Films & Videos has been effectively used by catalogers for years, but today's library features substantially more headings, and an enhanced vision of what may be considered "adequate subject access" is now available.
This book provides a recently updated compilation of standard Library of Congress subject headings and genre term headings directly related to film and video materials, along with guidance in how they should be applied. Subject Access to Films & Videos: Second Edition aids catalogers by providing both the principles of subject analysis as they apply to films and videos, and the headings that related directly to these materials. Dedicated chapters on metadata for film & video materials and developing collections of films and videos are included. Additionally, this guide gathers a subset of headings relating directly to films and videos, simplifying the task of finding the descriptors catalogers want to assign.
This text is a compilation of standard film and video subject headings and genre terms, and presents guidance from an established cataloging expert on assigning them.
Having a robust metadata strategy for digital films and videos will enable the discovery, transport, and re-use of these materials across disparate repository and media management systems. What does this suggest? That metadata for video media must be both actionable and designed for use on a networked computer.