Cataloging Blu-rays, DVDs, and Blu-ray/DVD combo packs

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General material desgination (gmd)

Add a gmd (MARC tag 245 $h) to all records for videos: [videorecording]

Note: This is a local edit only. Do not add to master records in OCLC.

Formatting MARC tag 300, subfield a

300 _ _ $a[Number] videodiscs (include time if available)

Note: Disregard digital copies, if included in container.

Edition statement (MARC tag 250)

Add an edition statement from the list below in MARC tag 250 as appropriate to distinguish format:

250 _ _ $a[Blu-ray].

250 _ _ $a[3D Blu-ray].

250 _ _ $a[DVD].

250 _ _ $a[3D DVD].

250 _ _ $a[Format/Format combo].

[3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD combo].

Record all edition statements in a single MARC tag 250, separated by a comma.

250 _ _ $aCollectors edition, [Blu-ray].

Retailer exclusive editions

Some retailers release what they call exclusive editions. Some of these have additional content, but some are the same as the regular edition, with just an edition statement added.

If your item has a retailer’s edition statement, but otherwise matches an existing record, you may attach to the existing record.

Add the retailer’s edition statement in MARC tag 250 only if it appears on the disc label or container. Do not add if it appears on a wrapper or other material that will be discarded. Do not put the edition statement in brackets.

Record all edition statements in a single MARC tag 250, separated by a comma.

250 _ _ $aTarget exclusive edition, [Blu-ray/DVD combo].

If a retailer’s edition statement is added, also include the following 500 Note: Some items may include retailer exclusive edition statement.

Add your item’s UPC in MARC tag 024 if not already in the record, with a qualifying statement in subfield q.

024 1 _$a883012569741$q(Target exclusive edition)

Add your item’s publisher’s number in MARC tag 028 if not already in the record, with a qualifying statement in subfield q.

028 41 $aTR4903$bBuena Vista Home Entertainment$q(Target exclusive edition)

Note: If your item is a retailer’s exclusive edition and does not match an existing record (different or additional content, different number of discs, etc.), a new record is required.
Rev. 3-2019