Invariably, video records will not be DLC, so call numbers will usually receive the Union 0 at the end of the last cutter.
For non-fiction videos:
If a call number is present, verify that the cutter fits in with our shelf list sequence by doing a call number search in WebCat. You will probably have to truncate the search a little to get a browsable display. Adjust the cutter if necessary, add the Union 0 and proceed as normal.
If a call number is not present, put the video on the Cataloger Problem Shelf and I will assign one.
For original feature film videos:
These should normally get a PN1997 classification (although some deviations may occur for specialized kinds of films, for example collections of silent films or for individual experimental films, in which pass them to the Cataloging librarian).
Regardless of whether a call number is present or not, you may class these videos in PN1997. They are then cuttered by the title (in the original language). Check the online shelf list in WebCat for a good placement in the shelf list sequence. Do not blindly accept the cutter on cataloging copy as it will have been determined by the shelf list of the original cataloging agency. Add the Union 0 to the end of the cutter and proceed as normal.
We appear to have accepted these outside cutters in the past, causing some perturbations in our own sequence. Please make the best of what you find, and if the shelf list sequence is too messed up, just put it on the Cataloger Problem Shelf with a note to that effect.
For videos of feature films based on a book:
These should be classed with the original work, but with a 9 tacked onto the end of the cutter. If DLC copy exists for the book, then the call number goes in an 050 tag. If no DLC copy exists for the book, then use such copy as is available for the book to determine the call number with the Union 0 added and then add the 9. If no call number can be found for the original work, put the video on the Cataloger Problem Shelf.
Use information available in the bibliographic record or on the piece to assist in determining if the video is based on an earlier book. If you have a question, the Cataloger Problem Shelf (or the Cataloging Librarian) is available.