Demystify your video cataloging with an ALCTS preconference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/31/2015


Keri Cascio

Executive Director


(312) 280-5030

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides.” This all-day preconference — 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. — will provide an overview of cataloging video recordings using Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21 and the newly issued Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) best practices cataloging guides for DVD/Blu-ray discs and streaming media. Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is: $219 for ALCTS members (use special code ALCTS2015); $269 ALA for members; $319 for non-members. Event Code: ALC5

Through presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn to catalog current video formats such as streaming video, DVD and Blu-ray. Specialized materials such as filmed performances (dance, music, theatre, etc.) and older video formats will also be addressed.This event is intended for technical services librarians and cataloging staff from academic, public, school or special libraries who catalog video formats such as streaming video, DVD, Blu-ray and VHS.

This preconference is presented by Jeannette Ho, director of cataloging, Texas A&M University Libraries and Mary Huismann, music/media original cataloger, University of Minnesota.                           

For questions, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034.

The preconference is cosponsored by the ALCTS CaMMS Continuing Education Committee, the ALA Video Round Table, and the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

See the ALCTS conference web site for information about other ALCTS events, including preconferences on coding for efficiencies for cataloging and metadata, real world linked data, cataloging special formats for children’s materials, and challenges with managing streaming media for academic libraries.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.