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Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes

Introduction
Genre/Form Source Codes
Genre/Form Source Code Usage in MARC and MODS/MADS

Introduction

Genre/Form Sources contains a list of sources of terms and/or codes indicating the genre, form, and/or physical characteristics of the materials being described in bibliographic records and assigns a code to each source. Sources include lists that contain the following types of information:
content types that indicate the form of communication through which a work is expressed.  Examples include: cartographic dataset, notated music, or text.
media types that specify the general type of intermediation device required to view, play, run, etc., the content of a resource audio, stereographic, or video.
carrier types that specify the format of the storage medium and housing of a resource.  Examples include audiocassette, microfiche, or online resource.   
-  genre types designate the style or technique of the intellectual content of textual materials or, for graphic materials, aspects such as vantage point, intended purpose, characteristics of the creator, publication status, or method of representation.  Examples are: biographies, catechisms, essays, hymns, or reviews.
-  form and physical characteristic types designate historically and functionally specific kinds of materials distinguished by their physical character, the subject of their intellectual content, or the order of information within them.  Examples are: daybooks, diaries, directories, journals, memoranda, questionnaires, syllabi, or time sheets.

The purpose of this list is to identify the vocabulary used in records.  For code assignment, general structure, usage, and maintenance guidelines see Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes.

Many general subject lists and thesauri, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Art and Architecture Thesaurus, also contain controlled vocabularies for specifying genre/forms.  Thus those general sources may also be used in usage elements identified for genre/form terms, with the appropriate source code (see Subject Heading and Term Source Codes). Only sources that are specific for genre/form are listed here.

Arrangement of the List

Entries in the list are arranged in alphabetical order by the code and consist of the source code followed by the bibliographic citation for the source documentation. The citations are linked to the online source for some codes.

Code Structure

Each code consists of a maximum of 12 lowercase alphabetic characters.  Possible additions to codes are described in Source Codes.

Genre/Form Source Codes

alett
An alphabetical list of English text types (Berlin; New York: Mouton de Gruyter) [pages 23-88 in: Text types and the history of English]
amg
Audiovisual material glossary (Dublin, OH: Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)
barngf
Svenska ämnesord för barn - Genre/Form (Stockholm: Kungliga Biblioteket)
bgtchm
Basic genre terms for cultural heritage materials External Link
cjh
Center for Jewish History thesaurus External Link
dct
Dublin Core list of resource types
emnmus
Emneord for musikkdokument i EDB-kataloger (Norwegian Directorate for Public and School Libraries)
estc
Eighteenth century short title catalogue, the cataloguing rules. New ed. (London: The British Library)
fbg
Films by genre (Jefferson, NC: McFarland)
fgtpcm
Form/genre terms for printed cartoon material (Bowling Green, OH: Consortium of Popular Culture Collections in the Midwest)
ftamc
Form terms for archival and manuscripts control (Stanford: The Research Libraries Group, Inc.)[Note: used prior to August 1991; term list subsumed by Art and Architecture Thesaurus at that time]
gatbeg
Gattungsbegriffe (Leipzig & Frankfort: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek)
gmd
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules general material designation (Rule 1.1C)
gmgpc
Thesaurus for graphic materials: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service)
gnd
Gemeinsame Normdatei External Link (Leipzig, Frankfurt: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek)
gsafd
Guidelines on subject access to individual works of fiction, drama, etc (Chicago: American Library Association)
gtlm
Genre terms for law materials: a thesaurus (Littleton, CO: Rothman Pubs.)
isbdcontent
ISBD Area 0 (Content Form and Media Area)
isbdmedia
ISBD Area 0 (Content Form and Media Area)
lcgft
Library of Congress genre/form terms for library and archival materials (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service)
marccategory
MARC form category term list
marcform
MARC form of item term list
marcgt
MARC genre terms (Washington, DC: Library of Congress)
marcsmd
MARC specific material form term list
migfg
Moving image genre-form guide (Washington, DC: Library of Congress. MBRS)
mim
Moving image materials: genre terms (Washington: Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress)
muzeukv
MuzeVideo UK DVD and UMD film genre classification (London: Muze Europe Ltd)
ngl
Newspaper genre list [online only] (Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Library Microform and Newspaper Collections)
nimafc
NIMA form codes (Bethesda, MD: National Imagery and Mapping Agency)
nmc
Revised nomenclature for museum cataloging: a revised and expanded version of Robert C. Chenhall's system for classifying man-made objects (Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press)
proysen
Prøysen: emneord for Prøysen-bibliografien External Link (Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket)
radfg
Radio form / genre terms guide (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, MBRS, Recorded Sound Section)
rbbin
Binding terms: a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloguing (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, ALA)
rbgenr
Genre terms: a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloguing (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries)
rbpap
Paper terms: a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, ALA) [used for printing terms.]
rbpri
Printing & publishing evidence: a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, ALA) [used for printing terms.]
rbprov
Provenance evidence: a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, ALA)
rbpub
Printing and publishing evidence: a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, ALA) [used for publishing terms.]
rbtyp
Type evidence: a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging (Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, ALA) [used for printing terms.]
rdacarrier
Term and code list for RDA carrier types
rdacontent
Term and code list for RDA content types
rdamedia
Term and code list for RDA media types
reveal
REVEAL: fiction indexing and genre headings (Bath: UKOLN)
saogf
Svenska ämnesord - Genre/Form (Stockholm: Kungliga Biblioteket)
sgp
Svenska genrebeteckningar för periodika (Stockholm: Kunglige Biblioteket)
tgfbne
Términos de género/forma de la Biblioteca Nacional de España External Link

Genre/Form Source Code Usage in MARC and MODS/MADS

MARC 21 Formats and Fields

  • Bibliographic records
    • 655 $2 (Index Term - Genre/Form / Source of term)
    • 336 $2 (Content Type / Source)
    • 337 $2 (Media Type / Source)
    • 338 $2 (Carrier Type / Source)
  • Authority records
    • 755 $2 (Established Heading Linking Entry - Genre/Form Term / Source of heading or term)
    • 785 $2 (Subdivision Linking Entry - Form Subdivision / Source of heading or term)
    • 336 $2 (Content Type / Source)
    • 040 $f (Cataloging Source / Subject heading / thesaurus conventions
  • Holdings records
    • 337 $2 (Media Type / Source)
    • 338 $2 (Carrier Type / Source)

MODS/MADS Elements

  • mods: genre @authority
  • mods: physicalDescription / form @authority
  • mods: location / holdingSimple  / copyInformation / form @authority

  • mads: authority / genre @authority
  • mads: related / genre @authority
  • mads: variant / genre @authority

 

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