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 http://metadataregistry.org/concept/list/vocabulary_id/46.html (thanks 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?
( These days I’m pretty depressed about RDA).