MARC Genre Term List
List identifier: marcgt
This list includes terms that describe general categories, or genres that may be applied to various types of information resources. It has been compiled from controlled lists of values in various data elements in the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data. In some cases there are slight revisions to the term (e.g., MARC "updating web site" is listed here as "web site" to be more generic; MARC "essays" is listed here as "essay" to agree with other values).
abstract or summary
comic or graphic novel
law report or digest
legal case and case notes
online system or service
remote sensing image
standard or specification
survey of literature
The following are MARC data elements that have controlled values that are contained on the list:
|Data element||Description of data element||Material type|
|008/21||Type of continuing resource||Continuing resources|
|008/24||Nature of contents||Books, Continuing resources|
|008/25||Type of cartographic material||Maps|
|008/26||Type of computer file||Computer files|
|008/28||Government publication||Books, Computer files, Continuing resources, Maps, Visual materials|
|008/29||Conference publication||Books, Continuing resources|
|008/30-31||Literary text for sound recordings||Music|
|008/33||Type of visual material||Visual Materials|
|007/01||Specific material designation||Maps|
The MARC to MODS mapping provides a correspondence between specific MARC codes and terms on the list.
The Library of Congress is the maintenance agency for this value list. Questions and requests for information should be sent to: Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20540-4402; Fax: +1-202-707-0115; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for additions to the value list should include an explanation and justification.