Film, Video Expanding the Power of the Library's Family of Vocabularies: Genre/Form Headings

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Title
Expanding the Power of the Library's Family of Vocabularies: Genre/Form Headings
Summary
In 2007, the Library of Congress embarked upon a project to create a system of genre/form headings, which describe what a work is rather than what it is about, as subject headings do. This presentation will explain the motivations for undertaking the project, including the need to anticipate the linked data requirements of the new generation of search engines and user interfaces, and also enumerate the authority record distribution channels, which furnish data for both human use and for data mining and computer manipulation. In addition, the presentation will address the practical impacts of this project on LC staff and users alike.
Event Date
July 02, 2009
Notes
-  Ms. Young came to the Library of Congress with deep experience in Whole Book cataloging in the areas of World History, World Literature, Journalism, and the Performing Arts. For the last several years, she has been a subject cataloging policy specialist in the Policy and Standards Division of the Library. She has spearheaded the development of genre/form headings for moving images and radio programs, and in September 2008, became the genre/form coordinator for the Library.
Related Resources
Genre/Form Headings at the Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/genreformgeneral.html
Running Time
53 minutes 41 seconds
Online Format
video

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Expanding the Power of the Library's Family of Vocabularies: Genre/Form Headings. 2009. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-4627/.

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(2009) Expanding the Power of the Library's Family of Vocabularies: Genre/Form Headings. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-4627/.

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Expanding the Power of the Library's Family of Vocabularies: Genre/Form Headings. 2009. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/webcast-4627/>.

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