The thesauri that can be used as the source of genres terms in MARC records is at
There is quite a choice. For congressional hearings I would choose the Library of Congress Subject Heading "Legislative hearings |z United States", which has the non-preferred term "Congressional hearings". It would go in a MARC 655 field, the field for genres and physical characteristics. For the Congressional Record I could not say, being unfamiliar with it. Sorry, Government publications are a minefield for the non-specialist.
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From: Bruce D'Arcus <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: genres and governments records
About the example I posted from the Congressional Record:
What should the genre for the CR be?
Also, related, I recall having a conversation in which someone (maybe
Karen?) said there was a list of genres for government documents like
hearings and such that ought to be added to the standard MARC list.
Question1: can someone point me to the list?
Question 2: has there been any movement on adding the values to the