Finding DVDs with Descriptive Video Service capability in the Library Search Engine
Finding “Descriptive VideoService” DVDs in the Manchester City Library Search Engine TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT MANCHESTER CITY LIBRARY 12/12/12
What is Descriptive Video Service (DVS)? Makes visual media, such as television programs, feature films, and home videos, more accessible to people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired. DVS is an option that can be activated on many of the DVDs the library provides access to.
How do I find DVS materials using the library search engine?Visit the MCLsearch enginehttp://bit.ly/SRbnX7• From the “Quick Search”screen, type in the words“video recordings forpeople with visualdisabilities” and then clickon the “anywhere”button.”• This search bringsback 255 titles
Other Search OptionsYou can also do thissearch from the“keyword” screen. Inthe “Search by” fieldselect “Subject.” In the“Limit by” field select“DVD.”
DVS information in a DVD record The subject heading we used to find DVS titles is noted in the record for the DVD. It can be found under “Subjects”
Saving Your Search The library search engine has the ability to run a DVS search for you on a weekly basis and then email you the results. This is a great way to stay current on the newest materials.
Saved Search: Step 1 Sign-in to your account by entering your library card number and password. To get to this screen click on “My Account” >> “My Record”
Saved Search: Step 2 Run the search as described in the earlier slides of this presentation. Click on “Save Search”
Saved Search: Step 3 Enter a name for the search and click on “Save Search.”
Saved Search: Step 4 You can find all of your saved searches under “My Account” >> “Saved Searches.”
Future Improvements to the System To make searching more intuitive, and closer to the way people speak and write, the library will be adding the term “Descriptive Video Service” as a subject heading to future DVDs that have this functionality. This will allow the public to search on this well known phrase to make it easier to find DVS materials.
Creating Lists of DVS Titles The search engine easily allows you to create personalized lists. Get started by signing-in to the system and running the search as described before.
Creating DVS Lists When you see a title you like click on the “Add to My List” link
Creating DVS Lists Add the selected title to your desired list. You can have as many lists as you want!
Creating DVS Lists You can view lists under “My Account”
That’s All for Now! Contact David Smolen, Head of Technical Services, at 624-6550 x343 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.