Please join us at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on
Saturday, June 23 from 1:30-3:30 PM for a panel discussion on "Form/Genre
Headings: Where We Are, Where Are We Heading, Where We Want to Be". The
speakers will be Robert Maxwell from Brigham Young University, Adam Schiff
from the University of Washington, and Geraldine Ostrove from the Library of
Congress. The program will be held in the Washington Convention Center,
Robert Maxwell will provide the context for form/genre headings (including a
brief explanation of authority records for form/genre headings, and the mix
of form and topic in current 150 headings in LCSH).
Geraldine Ostrove will address the use of authority records coded 155 for
music headings and the conversion of corresponding subject headings in
bibliographic records from 650 fields to 655 fields and the importance of
this change for music.
Adam Schiff will discuss what has been done with form/genre headings at the
University of Washington, and the impact of using them (i.e. in indexing).
Sponsored by the ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee.
Gregory J. Wool
Associate Professor/Monographs Cataloger
Iowa State University Library
Ames, Iowa 50011-2140
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