A fascinating topic [werewolves] in and of itself!
I think that, for a literary compilation, that is, a collection of werewolf stories/novels (either by a single author or several authors), “Werewolves $v Fiction” will be the subject heading.
For a single story or a novel in which werewolves are featured, “Werewolves $v Fiction” can also be used (Cf. SHM H1790 4.c). That is the only instance (apart from the categories of biographical fiction and historical fiction) that a subject heading can be assigned, since werewolves are also animals. Otherwise, no subject headings are needed: “Assign no form headings to individual works of adult fiction, children's fiction, or young adult fiction” [italics are mine].
For a scholarly study of the literary genre, as Adam has just pointed out, the subject heading will be “Werewolves in literature.”
I would hesitate to use “Werewolf fiction” in a bib record, but I certainly find the term very precise and useful when we need to describe the form of a work in an authority record (380).
Hank is correct. --Fiction can only be used as a form subdivision, never as a topical subdivision. Works about a topic in fiction are set up as [topic] in literature. Werewolves in literature is established in LCSH (http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2002007267).
In some ILS's genre/form terms from 655 are indexed separately from subject headings, which I think is the best way to configure a system. Genres are not subjects and they should have their own search index. Some users may search by topic (Werewolves--Fiction) and others might prefer by genre/form (Werewolf fiction). Many systems also use genre/form as a facet once you've done an initial search.
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I would think that would qualify as Werewolves in fiction (if such a subject exists).
- - Fiction is a form subdivision, which means the work is a work of fiction.
William C. (Hank) Young
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
There may be a scholarly study written about how werewolves have been depicted in fiction. That would not qualify as Werewolf fiction, the genre.
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.
How do they function for users in your library catalog? Display? Retrieval in which searches? Limits?
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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
On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 9:56 AM, John Lavalie <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
What's the difference between
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?
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