New Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Standards

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Added by Scott Brandwein (09/17/2019 - 13:48) , last updated by Tara Wood (09/19/2019 - 09:01)

In order to better serve our members and patrons, the SWAN Bibliographic Services team and the Cataloging Advisory Group have been working on a new set of guidelines for Blu-ray/DVD combo packs. The guidelines are similar to their previous version with some changes made to help our members better distinguish between combo pack records and records for their component parts, provide better visibility and transparency for our patrons, and improve bibliographic record matching based on UPC.

Please read the updated support site document: Combo Packs.

Note the section about the new 590 term “COMBO PACK”. Its behavior in Enterprise is detailed in the 590 Field: SWAN Format document. SWAN has spoken to Midwest Tape, and they are implementing a change to all SWAN library profiles to include the new term on combo pack bibliographic records. Other vendors may require individual action by libraries.

SWAN is planning a cleanup of existing records to reflect the new standards. Libraries are not responsible for performing this cleanup, but Cataloging Libraries should feel free to update existing records if preferred.

Thank you, and please submit a ticket if you have any questions.