It is only redundant if you index your 655s in the same index as the 650. If you have a separate genre/form index for terms describing what something IS rather than what it's ABOUT, then users would expect to find large type books in the genre/form index when what you have is an exemplar of one. The LCSH scope note notwithstanding, really the only correct coding for an exemplar of a large type book is 655. 650 really ought to be reserved for terms describing what something is about.
On Wed, 25 Feb 2015, John Lavalie wrote:
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:21:49 +0000
> From: John Lavalie <[log in to unmask]>
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> Subject: Re: Large type books as a genre
> So, if appropriate, a term such as “Large type books”, which exists in LCSH, can be coded in 655 in a bibliographic record, with second indicator “0” indicating that the term comes from LCSH:
> 655 _0 Large type books.
> This is true of any form/genre term found in LCSH.
> But the authority record for large type books explicity says to use 650 in this case, so 655 0 would be redundant.
Adam L. Schiff
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