Anyone know of any good existing controlled vocabulary for 'format' or
'carrier' for multimedia materials? I'm thinking of things like "CD",
"DVD", "digital", etc.
The closest I can get is from RDA at
Karen and Diane), but it seems _really_ insufficient. As far as I can
tell "audio disc" is used for both a CD and a vinyl disc, and there's
nothing available there for "DVD" at all. Or for "digital". Although
I'm not sure what I mean by "digital", I guess CD and DVD are both
digital, but I was thinking of something to identify a digital file on a
computer network free of particular carrier. I guess that wouldn't be in
a carrier vocabulary at all, after all, that would be sort of a null
carrier. Phew, this stuff does get complicated quick. Which I guess is
why nobody's worked out a good one yet.
Too bad RDA's is so _far_ from good though. Any others anyone knows about?
Digital Services Software Engineer
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
rochkind (at) jhu.edu