Hi Maristella, I feel ashamed to say that I didn’t know about the LC list of genres - everything from Dystopian Comics to Filmed stand-up comedy routines. Wonderful. That is a great resource to point people to. cheers Jane > On 26 Apr 2017, at 15:11, Feustle, Maristella <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > This is an excellent point, and definitely part of a larger, ongoing issue as evidenced by the development of the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT). It can be a challenge in some cases to draw a distinction between intellectual content, format (e.g., a dissertation, or a novel), and particular manifestation. > > I'd be interested to hear how other international libraries have approached this issue, but the LCGFTs demonstrate that it's been a head-scratcher for quite a while. It will be interesting to see how future iterations of EAD respond to developments elsewhere in the field. > > Maristella Feustle > From: Encoded Archival Description List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Jane Stevenson <[log in to unmask]> > Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:29:19 AM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: [EXTERNAL] Genre and Form > > HI there, > > i’ve never been quite clear about the <genreform> tag. > > > The EAD2002 and EAD3 guide says: > > "A term that identifies the types of material being described, by naming the style or technique of their intellectual content (genre); order of information or object function (form); and physical characteristics. Examples include: account books, architectural drawings, portraits, short stories, sound recordings, and videotapes.” > > But genre is a style, like ‘gothic’ architecture or ‘romantic’ literature or ‘garage’ music. So, you might say the ‘form’ is a short story or a videotape, but the genre is ‘comedy’ or ‘documentary’. > > It just doesn’t seem like these are the same thing and I’ve never understood why they are put together. > > I just wondered if anyone has any thoughts on this. I’ve just never been able to convey it to our contributors in a way that makes sense to me because describing something as a ’short story’ seems very different from describing its style as, say, ‘romantic’ in terms of genre. I’ve never understood why we put these together. > > cheers, > Jane > > Jane Stevenson > Archives Hub Service Manager > [log in to unmask] > > Jisc is a registered charity (number 1149740) and a company limited by guarantee which is registered in England under Company No. 5747339, VAT No. GB 197 0632 86. Jisc’s registered office is: One Castlepark, Tower Hill, Bristol, BS2 0JA. T 0203 697 5800. > > Jisc Services Limited is a wholly owned Jisc subsidiary and a company limited by guarantee which is registered in England under company number 2881024, VAT number GB 197 0632 86. The registered office is: One Castle Park, Tower Hill, Bristol BS2 0JA. T 0203 697 5800.