New Developments in Form/Genre Access
Where we are, where are we heading, and where we want to be
Saturday, June 23, 2007
1:30 p .m. - 3:30 p.m.
Many Library of Congress Subject Headings represent what materials are rather than what they are about, especially in the areas of literature, film, music, and cartographic resources. Authority records for form/genre terms and use of the MARC 21 655 field provide new opportunities for access to form headings in the library catalog. The program will introduce general form/genre issues and explore how libraries and patrons are managing and using form/genre terms.
Speakers Include: Adam Schiff, Principal Cataloger, University of Washington
Geraldine Ostrove, Cataloging Policy and Support Office, Library of Congress
ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS)