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Thursday, April 21 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Genre Terms for Literature in LCGFT

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Short stories, graphic novels, romance fiction - genre terms for literature are making the leap from LCSH to LCGFT (Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials). This program will explore the new genre terms for literary works, how they are applied, and how this development could affect searching in library catalogs. We will also discuss new MARC fields that accommodate aspects of existing LCSH headings that are not genre (or, what happens to "Children" when "Children's poetry" becomes simply "Poetry"?) and the new LC vocabulary for demographic terms.


Lori Robare

Monographic Team Leader, University of Oregon
Lori Robare oversees cataloging of monographs and integrating resources and coordinates cataloger training and continuing education. She has been involved with the ALA Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) and Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) as well as the Program... Read More →


Thursday April 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Sisters, Room C