Aaron, I assume you are interested in this message.  Please forward it to anyone else you think should see it.


Thank you!



From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Whitsitt, Kathleen S
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 12:30 PM
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Subject: Re: correction to LC to approve genre/form terms for legal materials


Here is the information I have on LC legal genre headings.  You may also read at  There are about 80 ‡155 headings initially for law, and these are searchable now in OCLC LC genre index, Classification Web, and eventually in print.  You can click on the AALL thesaurus link below to get an idea of the specific headings, and they should also appear as ‘tentative’ on Weekly List 44.  LC plans to implement these early in 2011, and I should get the notification when they do.




Kathleen Whitsitt

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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Young, Janis
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 12:19 PM
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Subject: [PCCLIST] LC to approve genre/form terms for legal materials


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Since early 2007, the Library of Congress has created over 600 genre/form terms for moving images, sound recordings, and cartographic materials.  In November 2010 the Policy and Standards Division (PSD) will approve approximately 80 genre/form terms for law, the culmination of a successful partnership with the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), whose members developed a thesaurus of law genre/form terms and presented it to PSD.  (For AALL's thesaurus see


The law genre/form terms will appear on LC's Tentative Weekly List 44 and be approved on November 3, 2010.  The Library of Congress plans to implement the terms in new cataloging in early 2011; a separate announcement will be made when the specific date has been determined.


Additional information on this and other genre/form projects can be found on LC's genre/form web page,  The page includes a timeline, an extensive FAQ, reports, discussion papers, and announcements.  Questions and comments on the projects may be addressed to Janis L. Young, LC’s genre/form coordinator, at  [log in to unmask].


Janis L. Young

Policy and Standards Division

Library of Congress