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I don't know, I think we do per H1775, at least under some circumstances:


b.  Collections of literary texts by one author.
Examples:
a collection of poems of one author
complete work of a novelist
selected short stories of one author
Theme or topic is expressed for this category of work; genre may be shown if highly specific and emphasized in the work.  Nationality or language is expressed only if combined with genre or theme in a phrase heading, for example, Sonnets, American; Love stories, French.  Translations are shown by subdivision under the name of the author, for example, Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809- 1849–Translations into French.  Other concepts from sec. 2, above, are not expressed. 

So "American wit and humor, Pictorial" might be used if  "Wit and humor, Pictorial" is (a) highly specific and (b) emphasized in the work. (b) is an easy call but I'm not sure where (or if) "highly specific" is defined. No narrower terms are given for it in the authority record, for whatever that is worth.


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But not for works by a single author?

For example: we don't add "Horror tales, American" to a collection of Stephen King short stories.  Do we also not add "American wit and humor, Pictorial" to a collection of Peanuts strips?

 

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The SHM H1775-H1800 for various kinds of literature do instruct us to use 650s to bring out the form/genre for collections of literature. The authority record for "Wit and humor" gives a range of classes that includes both works about humor (PN6147) and collections of humor (PN6231). 

 

I assume we'll continue to use the 650 in collections until the SHM is revised, but 655s can be used as well, even if they are redundant.

 

Mike Monaco 
Senior Catalog Librarian

Cleveland Public Library

Catalog Dept.

17133 Lakeshore Blvd.

Cleveland, OH 44110

216-623-2885 (phone)

216-623-6980 (fax)

 

 


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I should clarify: I've seen them on bib records as 650s.  (Most of them were cataloged long before the 655 field existed)

 

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Terms from LCGFT do not have a monopoly on the use of 655 in MARC bibliographic records. Any appropriate genre/form term from any thesaurus in the general thesaurus list at http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/subject-category.html (of which LCSH is one) or the list of genre form thesauri at http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/genre-form.html may be used as long the use complies with the rules of the thesaurus.

Subject Category Code Source Codes: Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes (Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress)

 

 

Bob

 

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As I've been adding lcgft headings to the catalog, I've started to look at subject headings that look like genre headings.  One that came up recently was "American wit and humor"  What is the scope of that heading (and other similar headings, including "Wit and humor, Pictorial")?  I've seen it on Peanuts collections and books by stand-up comedians.  Is this correct, or is just for the study of comedy?

 

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John Lavalie | Cataloging and Metadata Specialist | Des Plaines Public Library | www.dppl.org

 


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