OLAC’s Best Practices for Cataloging Streaming Media Using RDA and MARC21

by the Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc., Cataloging Policy Committee, Streaming Media RDA Guide Task Force

This document is intended to assist catalogers in creating records for streaming media according to instructions within Resource Description and Access (RDA), the successor to the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2). Like the original Best Practices for Cataloging Streaming Media, made available in 2008, it covers both streaming video and audio, including those that are born digital, as well as those that are created from an existing resource in another format, such as a video issued on DVD or videocassette. Its main focus is on resources that are “streaming” over the Internet in real-time, rather than resources that are not (e.g., video on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, MP3 files on compact disc). In addition, it includes some examples of online video and audio files that can be downloaded in their entirety to one’s local computer.


Available at this URL: http://olacinc.org/drupal/capc_files/Streaming_Media_RDA.pdf 


Archived using Internet Archive, October 9, 2017  : https://web.archive.org/web/20171009163914/http://olacinc.org/sites/capc_files/Streaming_Media_RDA.pdf


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