Towards Better Discovery of Video Materials: TCNJ's Continuing Efforts
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The College of New Jersey Library began to enhance video records for easy discovery a few years ago. This multi-phase ongoing undertaking includes changing procedures of pre-cataloging processing; adjusting copy cataloging policy to reduce backlog; systematically and retroactively adding genre terms; consistently providing relator code for film directors; and adding local genre terms for foreign language films. These changes have made the library’s more than 10,000 video titles easier to discover and won praises from public services librarians. This presentation will illustrate how TCNJ undertook these projects towards better access to our video collections.