Friday, April 11, 2008
In August 2007, the Cataloging Policy and Support Office (CPSO) announced a project to begin issuing genre/form authority records (MARC 21 tag 155) for motion pictures, television programs, and videos. As the next step in the development of genre/form headings at the Library of Congress, CPSO has begun a project to create genre/form headings for radio programs. These headings are being created by catalogers in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS) Division and will join those already being established for moving images. They are based chiefly on the concepts represented in the Radio Form/Genre Terms Guide (RADFG). Existing LCSH headings in the area of radio programming (MARC 21 tag 150) will also be considered for inclusion.To support the creation and application of these headings, CPSO and MBRS have drafted a Subject Cataloging Manual (SCM) instruction sheet, H 1969.5, which is available in PDF format on CPSO’s website. Interested parties are invited to send comments on this instruction sheet to Janis Young at email@example.com.CPSO reminds SACO participants that change requests and proposals for genre/form headings are not being accepted at this time.
Postings next week will be sporadic, at best, possibly non-existent. I'll be at TLA and though I will have the laptop I may not feel like posting at the end of long, very full days. I'll start the week off at the preconference on RDA. Last count I heard for that was 135 registered, blows my mind. Later on Tuesday I'll be at dinner with some catalogers, good folks all. Then if time permits catch the end of the welcome party. Looking forward to seeing some folks I've not seen in too long and meeting some new people.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Cali Lewis has been moved out of the NetFair location into a regular room. I think the time has stayed the same. Have to check when I get my conferernce schedule. I'm no longer the room host, but I plan on being there.So far my conference Twitter experiment is a flop. I've got no one following, nor anyone to follow. I guess TLA is a bit different than CiL. I will keep it up for a bit just to make sure it is not the right tool at this time.