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General material designation (gmd)

[electronic resource]
Note: Local edit: Add a gmd to all records for video games and computer games. Do not add to master records in OCLC.

Edition statement

Add an edition statement in the format below for the game system or computer type. This may be added to an existing edition statement, separated by a comma.

Add an edition statement to all records for the Playaway LaunchPad.

250 _ _ ‡aPS4.
250 _ _ ‡aPSP.
250 _ _ ‡aPC compatible.
250 _ _ ‡aMAC compatible.
250 _ _ ‡aVersion 1.2, PC compatible.
250 _ _ ‡a[Playaway LaunchPad].
Note: This is a local edit only. Do not add to master records in OCLC.

Physical description

Blu-ray disc is not acceptable in the 300 - this should be mentioned in the 538.

Notes

The 538 should also include single or multi-player information. The name of the console should be spelled out in the 538. Include the broadcast standard and regional encoding if on piece.

538 _ _ ‡aSystem requirements: PlayStation 2; NTSC U/C; memory card (for PS2) – 296 KB; digital control; analog control; vibration function; multitap (for PS2). Multi-player.
538 _ _ ‡aSystem requirements: PlayStation 4; 6.1 GB minimum hard disc space; 1080p HD video output; DualShock 4. Blu-ray disc; NTSC; Region 1. Multi-player.
538 _ _ ‡aSystem requirements: PlayStation portable; region 1; wi-fi compatible.
538 _ _ ‡aSystem requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP or later; Pentium II 266MHZ or faster processor; 32MB RAM; minimum 20MB hard disk space available; 16-bit color; 8x CD- ROM drive; Windows-compatible sound card.
538 _ _ ‡aSystem requirements for Mac: iMac/G3 233MHz or faster processor; System 8.6- 9.2.2, OS X 10.1.2 or later; 32MB RAM; Minimum 20MB hard disk space available; 16-bit color; 24x CD-ROM drive.

Add a 500 note with the number of players. If the game can be played online with multiple players include that information here as well. Transcribe this information from container.

500 _ _ ‡a1-4 players; online up to 16 players.
500 _ _ ‡a1-4 players; online multi-player.
500 _ _ ‡a1-4 players; network players 2-4 co-op, 2-18 competitive.

Add a 521 note for rating.

521 8 _ ‡aESRB content rating: E, Everyone (Mild lyrics).
521 8 _ ‡aESRB content rating: M, Mature 17+ (Blood and gore, intense violence, strong language).

Subject headings

Use the free-floating form subdivision ‡v Computer games with all topical headings.

650 _ 0 ‡aHand-to-hand combat‡vComputer games.
650 _ 0 ‡aZombies‡vComputer games.

Form and genre headings

Use the following form heading for all video games:

655 _ 0 ‡aVideo games.

Use the following form heading for all computer games:

655 _ 7 ‡aComputer games.‡2local

When applicable, other possible headings include:

655 _ 0 ‡aComputer adventure games.
655 _ 0 ‡aComputer baseball games.
655 _ 0 ‡aComputer flight games.
655 _ 0 ‡aComputer war games.
655 _ 0 ‡aComputer word games.
655 _ 0 ‡aEducational games.
655 _ 0 ‡aFantasy games.
655 _ 0 ‡aGame Boy video games.
655 _ 0 ‡aNintendo GameCube video games.
655 _ 0 ‡aNintendo video games.
655 _ 0 ‡aNintendo Wii video games.
655 _ 0 ‡aSega Dreamcast video games.
655 _ 0 ‡aSega Genesis video games.
655 _ 0 ‡aSega Saturn video games
655 _ 0 ‡aSimulation games.
655 _ 0 ‡aSony video games.
655 _ 0 ‡aTurboGrafx video games.
655 _ 0 ‡aVideo wrestling games.
655 _ 0 ‡aXbox video games.

Add the following local subject heading to records for the Playaway LaunchPad:

690 _ _ ‡aPlayaway LaunchPad (Preloaded tablet computer)
Note: This is a local edit only. Do not add to master records in OCLC.