Newfound Press has published an online guide to help librarians provide access to the many forms of information available over the internet.
Librarians follow a complex set of standards to describe and link to remotely available resources. The Streaming Guide to Cataloging Remote Access Multimedia: A How-to Virtual Manual for Catalogers, by Marielle Veve, provides visual guidance in the procedures of cataloging online content that integrates different media formats. The Streaming Guide incorporates instructional multimedia techniques such as animated slides, screen captures, video and audio to guide traditional catalogers through the process and best practices for cataloging digital content. Guides are provided for cataloging streaming video, streaming audio, e-books, web games, and podcasts.
Marielle Veve is assistant professor and interim metadata leader at the University of Tennessee Libraries. She is the recipient of the 2011 Esther J. Piercy Award from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services for her innovative thinking and leadership in her profession. In announcing the award, ALCTS noted the Streaming Guide, in particular, as an example of Veve’s contributions to the development and application of new methods in technical services librarianship.
Newfound Press is an online imprint of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries. The Press publishes peer-reviewed content that merits wide dissemination but is unlikely to be published by a traditional press because of narrow focus or innovative format. Newfound Press titles are freely available online at newfoundpress.utk.edu.