Genre/Form update

12 Nov. 2015

The Library of Congress has now distributed authority records for the remainder of the literature genres that were to be added to the LC Genre/Form Thesaurus (LCGFT).

LTI clients who are currently authorizing genre/form headings using both GSAFD (Guidelines on Subject Access to Individual Works of Fiction, Drama) and LCGFT should consider changing their processing options to convert GSAFD terms to LCGFT. GSAFD has not been updated since 2001, and the vast majority of the terms are now covered by LCGFT headings.

Libraries that have not formerly authorized these 655 fields may wish to do so now that a single consistent set of terms is available.

For questions about your profile options or to make a change, please contact Marsha Hunt.