Beginning in 1995, as Library Conversions LLC, our catalogers traveled to over 300 media centers preparing MARC databases using cataloging-in-hand procedures. When it came to centralized video collections, there were few existing MARC records available...we began to specialize in creating marc4media® records, detailing the curriculum connections in motion media developed for educational purposes.
Our next mission was to contact educational distributors to explain how providing MARC services would leverage the use of their products and generate new sales. Viewing copies began to arrive as, over time, we became the source for MARC records, barcode & spine labels, for Disney Educational, Discovery Education, the Cerebellum Corporation, Annenberg Learner, Ambrose Video, New Dimension Media and many others.
We have Medianet/Dymaxion, Inc. to thank for providing web access to the marc4media® master database. To select their records, subscribers are given a user name and password to the back end of this web site. Almost instantly, the records are delivered to their inbox as an e-mail attachment.
Our latest project has been to create mini-databases of digital records for streamed media collections. Special pricing applies to records created for Discovery Streaming, Learn360, CCC!, the Ambrose Digital Collection and the INTELECOM Clip Depository.