May 23, 2022

An Intro to Online Audiovisual Catalogers Movie & Video Credit Annotation Experiment

From the OLAC Blog:

The OLAC Movie & Video Credit Annotation Experiment is part of a larger project to make it easier to find film and video in libraries and archives. In the current phase, we’re trying to break existing MARC movie records down to pull out all the cast and crew information so that it may be re-ordered and manipulated. We also want to make explicit connections between cast and crew names and their roles or functions in the movie production.


Libraries would have the flexibility to create more standardized and readable displays of production credits, such as you see at IMDb (see, rather than views like a typical library catalog (such as

Learn More About the Project and How You Can Contribute

The OLAC Movie & Video Credit Annotation Experiment was conceived by Kelley McGrath, developed by Chris Fitzpatrick and funded by a Richard and Mary Corrigan Solari Library Fellowship Incentive Award from the University of Oregon Libraries.

Detailed Info About Project

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.