Attaching to set vs individual records for multipart audiovisual material

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For multipart audiovisual material (i.e., DVDs and audiobooks), attach your holding to the appropriate set or individual record based on how your library intends to circulate the item. 

The entire season of a television series that consists of several DVDs in one container: If you will be circulating the container as one piece, attach to the record for the set. If you will be circulating the DVDs separately, attach to the records for the individual DVDs.  

Blu-ray/DVD combo packs: If you will be circulating the container as one piece with all discs, attach to the record for the combo pack. If you will be splitting the pack, attach to the records for the individual DVD and Blu-ray.

Multipart audiobooks: If you will be circulating the container as one piece, attach to the record for the set. If you will be circulating the discs separately, or in groups (i.e., Discs 1-5 in a separate container from discs 6-10), attach to the records for the individual discs or groups. 

For all examples, keep in mind that circulating items separately or in groups may require creation of a new record. 

 

Rev. 1-2019