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Any appropriate term in LCSH is available for use as a genre/form heading in 655. http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/genre-form.html lists all thesauri that may be used in 655, but the general statement at the beginning of the section on genre/form brings in general thesauri such as LCSH:

“Many general subject lists and thesauri, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Art and Architecture Thesaurus, also contain controlled vocabularies for specifying genre/forms.  Thus those general sources may also be used in usage elements identified for genre/form terms, with the appropriate source code (see Subject Heading and Term Source Codes). Only sources that are specific for genre/form are listed here.”

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.

It is not surprising that we should find form/genre terms in LCSH because any form/genre term could also be used as a subject—you could have a work about large type books.

Bob

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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Lavalie
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Is it likely that the scope of the subject heading could change:



     ǂi Here are entered books set in a type size larger than normal for the benefit of persons with impaired vision, as well as works about such books.



It's seems odd to me that a subject heading would double as a genre heading, especially when it isn't a genre.  Or is it a form heading?



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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Adam L. Schiff
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It will probably not be, because it is a manifestation attribute and LCGFT is limited to work and expression level attributes. Braille books was OK to include because tactile is a content type at the work level.  You can use Large type books in 655 though - just code it 655 _0.



Adam Schiff

University of Washington Libraries



On Tue, 24 Feb 2015, John Lavalie wrote:



> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:36:20 +0000

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> Is 'large type books' going to be genre heading at some point?  It seems similar in concept to 'Braille books' which was added with list 13<http://classificationweb.net/approved-subjects/1513.html>.

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