Genre Heading Policy and Procedures
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Background: Genre headings supply information about the genre(s) to which the material being cataloged belongs. They are recorded in 655 and indexed in their own Genre Index in ANTPAC.
I. Procedures for assigning or accepting genre headings
These categories of material should be assigned genre headings as follows:
II. Local genre headings
Assign LC Genre/Form headings (655 second indicator 0) as appropriate (See http://olacinc.org/drupal/capc_files/GenreFormHeadingsList.pdf for the most current list of LCSH Moving Image Genre-Form Headings).
- Special Collections/Archives
Assign headings from the following thesauri as appropriate (note that the 6 RBMS thesauri are available in electronic form at http://www.rbms.info/committees/bibliographic_standards/controlled_vocabularies/index.shtml). Use 655, second indicator 7, citing the thesaurus in a |2.:
· Art & architecture thesaurus
· Thesaurus for graphic materials
· Binding terms: a thesaurus for use in rare books and special collections cataloging
· Genre terms: a thesaurus for use in rare books and special collections cataloging
· Paper terms: a thesaurus for use in rare books and special collections cataloging
· Printing & publishing evidence: a thesaurus for use in rare books and special collections cataloging
· Provenance evidence: a thesaurus for use in rare books and special collections cataloging
· Type evidence: a thesaurus for use in rare books and special collections cataloging
Use geographic subdivisions to bring out the place of production or creation. Subdivide through state and city, or, in the case of Orange County locations, subdivide through state, county and city.
Create and assign local headings as needed (See II. below)
- Copy cataloging containing genre headings for fiction, drama, etc.
If present, verify gsafd and lcsh genre headings for fiction. Do not add them. Any other vocabularies, accept but do not verify, do not delete.
Local genre headings are established at the request of Special Collections, based on the searching needs of their patrons. They are assigned to the record with 'local' in the $2. A list of local headings with instructions for their use may be found at "Local Genre Headings"
III. Authority records for genre headings.
Authority records for LC Genre/Form headings are brought in as needed from OCLC. Authority records for gsafd headings are supplied by Backstage. We do not currently have authority records for Special Collections genre terms.
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