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[ARSCLIST] Radio program genre/form headings announcement from the Library of Congress

Greetings, ARSC list members:

Please excuse any duplication; this message is being posted to multiple

In August 2007, the Cataloging Policy and Support Office (CPSO)
announced a project to begin issuing genre/form authority records (MARC
21 tag 155) for motion pictures, television programs, and videos.  As
the next step in the development of genre/form headings at the Library
of Congress, CPSO has begun a project to create genre/form headings for
radio programs. These headings are being created by catalogers in the
Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS)
Division and will join those already being established for moving
images. They are based chiefly on the concepts represented in the Radio
Form/Genre Terms Guide (RADFG). Existing LCSH headings in the area of
radio programming (MARC 21 tag 150) will also be considered for

To support the creation and application of these headings, CPSO and
MBRS have drafted a Subject Cataloging Manual (SCM) instruction sheet, H
1969.5, which is available in PDF format on CPSO’s website at
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/genre2.html.  Interested parties are
invited to send comments on this instruction sheet to Janis Young at

CPSO reminds SACO participants that change requests and proposals for
genre/form headings are not being accepted at this time.

Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Library of Congress
Washington, DC

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