There may be a scholarly study written about how werewolves have been depicted in fiction.  That would not qualify as Werewolf fiction, the genre.

 

Zora Breeding

Vanderbilt University

 

From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Lavalie
Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2018 9:40 AM
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Fiction genres vs. --Fiction

 

Subjects and genres are in the same index and facet, although they appear separately in the full record display, as you would expect.

 

We just left a catalog that separated subjects and genres.  I think I would still be asking the question if we have stayed.

 

From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Lundgren,Jimmie Harrell
Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2018 9:27 AM
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Fiction genres vs. --Fiction

 

How do they function for users in your library catalog? Display? Retrieval in which searches? Limits?

Jimmie Lundgren

 

From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Violeta Ilik
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 10:07 AM
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Fiction genres vs. --Fiction

 

Hi,

 

Not sure why would you want to flip 650 Subject Added Entry--Topical Term to 655  Index Term--Genre/Form. They are different.

 

More info here: https://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/6xx/650.html

and here: https://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/6xx/655.html

 

 

 

On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 9:56 AM, John Lavalie <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

What's the difference between

 

650 Werewolves--Fiction.

   and

655 Werewolf fiction.   ?

 

 

I think there is no difference and I'm considering flipping (locally) those 650s to 655s.  Is there a difference I'm missing?

 

 

John Lavalie | Cataloging and Metadata Specialist | Des Plaines Public Library | http://dppl.org