LC Continues Genre/Form Record Distribution

May 26, 2015

The Library of Congress has approved and distributed authority records for some Genre/Form terms for literature. The approved terms can be found on the Library of Congress Subject Heading Monthly List 15. Originally planned to be distributed in full in March 2015, LC has divided the list into two parts and is hoping to approve and release the remaining terms later this year. This is the third part of a larger Genre/Form project. The first group of terms, known as General Genre/Form Terms was approved by the Library of Congress and the Subject Authority Cooperative Program (SACO) in mid-January. The terms for music were approved in March. Authority records for all of these terms have been received by LTI and are being distributed through the AEX and AUP processes to libraries profiled for genre/form authority control.