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The original poster asked if there was "any movement to use [LitF] more aggressively". I don't believe there is, but a related development that may be worth mentioning is the recent report to SAC on faceted vocabularies:


www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/documents/PoCo-2017/BraveNewFacetedWorld-170713.pdf


The report advocates for the use of LCGFT (among other vocabularies) and discusses the possibility of mapping LitF to genre/form terms. There's a lot to be said for preferring the easily understandable, MARC-independent, linked-data friendly genre/form vocabulary over the continued use of fixed fields for this type of information. There are mapping and alignment issues we'd still have to work through, but I think this is a direction PCC should explore.


Naun.


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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of James L Woods <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 05 December 2017 10:22:48
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Same here at Wisconsin.

 

Jamie Woods

 

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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Deborah J. Leslie
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I don't know about others, but we at the Folger make pretty full use of it.

 

Deborah J. Leslie | Folger Shakespeare Library | [log in to unmask] |

 

From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Lavalie
Sent: Tuesday, 05 December, 2017 09:41
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Subject: [PCCLIST] LitF

 

We're moving to a new catalog that uses the fixed field element LitF to populate a facet.  We've never paid much attention to LitF, so we're going to have to start now.

 

I've noticed that in OCLC, few records go beyond 0 and 1.  What are the guidelines for LC and PCC?  Is there a movement to use this element more aggressively?

 

 

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