authority control, controlled vocabularies, genre/ form terms, indexing vocabularies, LCGFT, Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials, audiovisual materials, law materials
The Library of Congress (LC) is in the process of developing a separate thesaurus of genre/form terms, which describe what a work or expression is, rather than what it is about. From the beginning, LC policy specialists realized that to accomplish this undertaking, it would be both necessary and desirable to collaborate with the library community. This article examines and evaluates the various methods of collaboration used by LC in the creation of the genre/form thesaurus.
Young, Janis L. and Mandelstam, Yael, "It Takes a Village: Developing Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms" (2013). Staff Publications. 2.