Given the  current scope note for 150 Large type books, it would also be
correct to assign "650 0 Large type books" to an instance of such books.
Coding 008/23=d (Form of item=large print) could also be useful in some
systems and less ambiguous than using the 650.

My understanding has been that LC practice is to add a subfield to a
heading like this when it's used for the topic, e.g., 650 0 Large type
books $v Bibliography, which provides a measure of disambiguation regarding
which sense of the term is being used.

LC's bib catalog includes 1377 instances of the unqualified heading (the
first 150 of which all appear to be instances), so they do include large
type books in their collection.


On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 12:20 PM, Adam L. Schiff <[log in to unmask]>

> On Tue, 24 Feb 2015, michael.monaco wrote:
>> I would have also liked to see "Young adult fiction,"  "Picture books for
>> children," and "Readers (Elementary)" established as forms.
> None of these terms are eligible for LCGFT because LCGFT is meant to be
> strictly a genre/form vocabulary.  Aspects such as audience are out of
> scope for LCGFT.  The new field 385 was created to record the audience
> aspect, and 386 the creator/contributor aspect (*Librarians'* writings;
> *Mexican* poetry). These fields will be used in conjunction with
> genre/form.  So, for a young adult novel, you will record:
> 385    Teenagers $2 lcsh
> 655 _7 Fiction. $2 lcgft
> For Librarians' writings, you will record:
> 386    Librarians $2 lcsh
> 655 _7 Literature. $2 lcgft
> For Mexican children's poetry, you will record:
> 370    $c Mexico $2 naf
> 385    Children $2 lcsh
> 386    Mexicans $2 lcsh
> 655 _7 Poetry. $2 lcgft
> Actually, LC is developing a new demographic group vocabulary, LCDGT,
> which will be used in the 385 and 386 fields.  Until that vocabulary is
> available (by late spring or early summer), you can use other controlled
> vocabularies like LCSH as shown above.  Please also note that the 370 field
> is not yet implemented in the bibliographic format, but I presume it will
> be available whenever OCLC implements the latest MARC 21 updates.  For
> further background on the 385 and 386 fields, you can view the MARC 21
> proposals at and
>  For more info on the
> new LCDGT vocabulary there is an announcement in the LC 2014 Midwinter ALA
> Update at (search for the word
> "demographic" to get to that section).   You can also Google LCDGT and see
> various presentations by Janis Young from LC about it.
> As stated before, Large print books was not included in LCGFT because it
> refers to the manifestation and not work/expression.  Manifestation
> attributes are not in the scope of LCGFT (although there are a few current
> exceptions in LCGFT that are not meant to serve as precedents).  Because
> manifestation form terms found in LCSH are not going to be in LCGFT, I
> believe it will continue to be correct to use LCSH in 655 with second
> indicator value of 0.  The only down side to this is that there will not be
> a genre/form authority available to validate such terms.  They must be
> validated against LCSH without flipping the MARC coding from 655 to 650.
> Adam Schiff
> Chair, ALCTS SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation
> Principal Cataloger
> University of Washington Libraries

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