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We can go ahead and add them to the MARC genre list at:
http://www.loc.gov/marc/sourcecode/genre/genrelist.html

Rebecca

On Mon, 1 Dec 2003, Karen Coyle wrote:

> What you and I discussed was the list that states that the item is a
> government document, and what level of government. This comes from a
> code in the MARC 008:
>
> 28 - Government publication
> A one-character code that indicates whether the item is published or
> produced by or for a government agency, and, if so, the jurisdictional
> level of the agency.
> # - Not a government publication
> a - Autonomous or semi-autonomous component
> c - Multilocal
> f - Federal/national
> i - International intergovernmental
> l - Local
> m - Multistate
> o - Government publication--level undetermined
> s - State, provincial, territorial, dependent, etc.
> u - Unknown if item is government publication
> z - Other
> | - No attempt to code
>
> CR would be "f" -- federal/national.
>
> kc
>
> On Mon, 2003-12-01 at 07:44, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> > 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
> > MARC list?
> >
> > Bruce
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