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Audio-Visual Materials Overview

  • Cataloging
  • Webinar
  • 2 CE Hours


Learn about the features that can make audio-visual (AV) materials tricky to work with for both catalogers and circulation staff. You’ll explore sample records and review the most distinctive MARC fields associated with many AV formats. This webinar will walk you through the vocabulary and resources you’ll need to locate quality records and make them work for your user community. 

Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to… 

  • Review key terminology and commonly used AV formats 
  • Explore online tools and resources to support copy cataloging for a variety of AV formats 
  • Explore various ways to find and assess MARC records for AV Materials 

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are responsible for maintaining catalog records for audio-visual (AV) materials (especially those new to these tasks), individuals who assist users in finding and locating AV materials, and anyone with an interest in the topic.


Tim Keller Head of Discovery and Metadata Services

Tim Keller is the Head of Discovery and Metadata Services at Oberlin College and Conservatory, after spending two years as the Head of Cataloging and Metadata at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Tim earned his MLIS from Kent State University in 2009, and also holds a second MS in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (User Experience Design). In addition to cataloging and making information discoverable, Tim serves as the Subject Headings Working Group Leader under the Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee.