Preloaded video players

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Preloaded video players are devices that contain preloaded video content. Catalog as you would a videorecording, with the following special instructions:

General material designation (gmd)

use [electronic resource]

Note: Add a gmd to all records for preloaded video players. This is a local edit only. Do not add to master records in OCLC.

Edition statement

Add an edition statement for preloaded video players to distinguish brand, such as Playaway View or GoChip Beam. This may be added to an existing edition statement, separated by a comma.

Note: This is a local edit only. Do not add to master records in OCLC.
245 $h[electronic resource]
250 _ _ $aCollectors edition, [Playaway View].
245 $h[electronic resource]
250 _ _ $a[GoChip Beam].

Physical description

“Video media player” is the term in common use in records for this device.

Record the term “1 video media player (include time of feature presentation, if available, or number of video files, if player includes multiple features)” in subfield a. Record the term “digital” in subfield b, and the dimensions of the player in subfield c.

300 _ _ $a1 video media player (approximately 51 min.) : $bdigital ; $c3 ½ x 4 ½ in.

Include applicable 33X, 34X, and 38X fields for both the video and electronic resource aspects of the player.

336 _ _ $atwo-dimensional moving image$btdi$2rdacontent
337 _ _ $avideo$bv$2rdamedia
337 _ _ $acomputer$bc$2rdamedia
338 _ _ $aother$bvz$2rdacarrier
338 _ _ $aother$bcz$2rdacarrier
344 _ _ $adigital$2rdatr
344 _ _ $gstereo$2rdacpc
347 _ _ $avideo file$2rdaft
380 _ _ $aTelevision series$2lcgft

Notes

If not already in the record, add the following note for the brand of player:

500 _ _ $aIssued on [Brand], a dedicated video media player.

Add appropriate notes for instructions or equipment, in addition to other applicable notes.

500 _ _ $aPowered by rechargeable battery; container includes one electrical power adapter.
500 _ _ $aEarphones not required for audio playback.

Subject headings

Add an approved local subject heading for the brand of player in addition to all other applicable headings. The headings below have been approved:

690 _ _ $aPlayaway View (Preloaded video player)
690 _ _ $aGoChip Beam (Preloaded video player)
Note: This is a local edit only. Do not add to master records in OCLC.

See the instructions in the cataloging standard Use of local subject headings if a local subject heading is not already approved for the brand of player.

Fixed fields

Code Fixed field Form of Item (position 29) as q – direct electronic. Code other fixed fields as appropriate for videorecordings.

Polaris Type of Material (TOM)
Videorecording

Make sure there’s an 007 in the record for videorecordings. This is what generates the TOM, so add it if needed. There should also be an 006 and an 007 in the record for the electronic resource aspect of the item.

007 – For the videorecording aspect of the Playaway View
Category of material v (Videorecording)
Specific mat’l desig z (Other)
Color Code as appropriate
Videorecording format z (Other)
Sound on medium/sep Code as appropriate
Medium for sound z (Other)
Dimensions z (Other)
Config of playback channels Code as appropriate
007 – For the electronic resource aspect of the Playaway View
Category of material c (Electronic resource)
Specific mat’l desig z (Other)
Color Code as appropriate
Dimensions z (Other)
Sound Code as appropriate
All other positions: | (No attempt to code)
006 – Electronic resource
Format of material: m (Computer file/electronic resource)
Audience: Code as appropriate
Form: q (Direct electronic)
Type of file: z (Other)
Government publication: Code as appropriate

Rev. 5-2019