Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sport-Specific Moving Image Genre/Form Terms

News from LC.
The Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress plans to cancel sport-specific moving image genre/form terms from Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT) on June 18, 2012. In all, 24 terms of the type [sport] films and [sport] television programs (e.g., Curling films; Tennis television programs) will be cancelled.

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) policy, which permits headings to be established based on the terminology used in works about the films, is unchanged. Therefore, if a work is written about curling films, for example, a proposal may be made to add curling films to LCSH.

The rationale for cancelling the sport-specific genre/form terms, along with the list of terms to be cancelled, is available on the Library of Congress' web site at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/genre_form_sports_terms_cancellation.pdf.

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