ERIC Number: ED225534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Film Catalog: A New Approach to an Old Problem.
Anderson, Kenneth V.
The 2,300-title film library of the Lincoln Public School system was formerly in a book catalog format. When high catalog printing costs prohibited adequate updating of information, the decision was made to put the catalog on cards and to take the subject headings from the Sears List of Subject Headings. A card catalog was provided for each building, with a computer-generated book catalog which would include only the title, color or black and white, running time, and grade level. The card catalog was to be used to search for films to meet instructional objectives, whereas the book catalog was intended mainly to provide a convenient source of ordering information. After 5 years, the combination of card catalog and abridged book catalog has proved a practical way to offer a film catalog which arranges all entries in one alphabet, provides full annotations for every entry, is always current, integrates easily with the regular media center catalog, and costs less to produce. This report includes sample entries from both the card and book catalogs. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Lincoln Public Schools NE; Sears List of Subject Headings