LC Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials

What Is It, Anyway? Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials

an ALCTS Preconference at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference

Friday, June 24, 2011 | 8:30 am to 4pm

Morial Convention Center, room 263

This preconference will introduce participants to Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT). It will focus on the correct application of LC genre/form terms to works, with an emphasis on the differences between genre/form terms and subject headings. Participants will also be briefed on the principles underlying the genre/form projects being undertaken by LC’s Policy and Standards Division, and plans for further development of the thesaurus.

Speakers

  • Janis L. Young, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress
  • Yael Mandelstam, Head of Cataloging, Fordham University Law Library, Fordham University
  • Beth Iseminger, Music and Media Cataloger, Harvard College Library, Harvard University