Our Services

For your convenience, Multicultural Books and Videos offers a complete line of valuable services. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

  • Cataloging

    Multicultural Books and Videos has multilingual librarians and staff responsible for cataloging materials. Because of this, we can guarantee that the records created are accurate, whether they are Romanized or Non-Romanized languages. Here are some more services:

    • AACR2, 2004 edition rules or RDA rules applied, whichever is preferred by the customer.
    • As we are partners with OCLC, we can provide OCLC numbers and records.
    • We are also members of Skyriver, so records are available from this platform.
    • Record transfer: we can send record numbers, actual records for direct upload into your ILS via email or FTP, and we can also put them into your library???s online save file. We have the ability to update a library???s holdings. Records can be sent in MARC 8 or Unicode format.
    • Original full level MARC records, upgrading of records, local editing, and brief records are available.
    • Local editing includes fields 090, 092, 099, 850, 852, and 949.
    • Dewey classification is based upon the 23rd edition.
    • LC, Bilindex (for Spanish) and BISAC subject headings along with access points.

    Here are some samples of our records.

  • Processing

    MCBV provides shelf-ready processing services to our customers. We are happy to customize your orders to meet your library???s specifications. We offer:

    • Spine labels- all spine labels are customized to your requirements. We will use this to print the labels with the correct information and place it where you need them. They will be covered with a durable tape to protect them from general wear.
    • Barcodes- We can apply library-provided barcodes or have them made for you. They will be placed where you need them to be on the item.
    • Binding- We can ensure that all materials will have a durable binding. Those materials that come to us from the publisher with less than adequate binding are sent to a bindery for reinforcement. This helps to prolong the shelf life of the book. We provide library binding. In addition, if a paperback book is too thin and doesn???t have a spine, the books are bound creating a spine.
    • RFID- We are happy to apply RFID tags that are provided by the library to be programmed by your staff, or we can do some programming in-house, depending on the brand used.
    • Property Stamp- We can stamp all items ordered with the library provided property stamp.
    • Pocket Labels- Pocket labels are tailored to include the information you want on the label, whether it is just the title and author or more bibliographic details.
    • Hub Labels- Customized hub labels are available for all audio-visual materials.
    • Cases- All cases housing our audio-visual materials are durable. We can also separate large box sets into smaller cases, if needed, for easier circulation.

    Here are some samples of processing:

  • Collection Development

    Our multilingual staff is able to provide the very best in selection services. As many of our team is a native speaker of the language that they are responsible for, we know that we are acquiring the most popular and current materials available. We are happy to provide lists for specific languages and can customize them further by age group (juvenile, teen, and adult), native authors or translations, date of publication, fiction or non-fiction, by topic and more. For audiovisual materials, lists can also be created specifically for you. We can also get special requests. If you are looking for a hard-to-get item, ask us and we will do our best to find it for you. With over 25 years of experience, let us do the work for you!

  • Here are some of our multilingual selectors

    • Vasumathi Rangarajan

      Vasumathi Rangarajan

      U.S. Office Manager.Indic language selector and cataloger, she is a native Tamil speaker and fluent in Hindi. She selects Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi and Telugu. She has a degree in engineering.
    • Carla Cruz

      Carla Cruz

      In addition to Spanish language selector and cataloger, she is also responsible for physical processing of materials in all formats and languages and is a native Spanish speaker.
    • Chao Yang

      Chao Yang

      Chinese language selector. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. She has a degree in business English and often travels to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China to select materials.
    • Mariana Perez

      Mariana Perez

      Manager of the satellite office in Guadalajara, Mexico and selector of DVDs, she has coordinated the company???s participation at the Guadalajara Book Fair (FIL) for 17 years. A teacher by profession, Mrs. Perez has a thorough knowledge of media and the publishing industry in Mexico. She is fluent in Spanish.