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Subject Access to Moving Image Materials in a MARC-Based Online Environment

  • Author(s): Yee, Martha M
  • et al.

Discusses the principles of subject cataloging as they apply to moving image materials, including user needs for moving image materials, depth of subject coverage, ofness and aboutness, and depth of indexing. Also discusses online system design considerations, including integration, co-occurrence rules for keywords, decisions about pre- and post-coordination, searchable fields, definition of indexes, and displays of headings from multiple lists. Discusses topical subject access for both nonfiction and fiction. Discusses genre and form and physical format access. Then discusses some problems with the use of the MARC format for providing subject access to moving image materials.

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