In 2009 the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division (PSD) and LC’s Geography and Maps Division (G&M) began a project to develop genre/form terms for cartographic materials. In 2010 approximately 60 terms were approved for use and implemented. However, an important issue has not yet been resolved: What is the appropriate genre/form treatment for globes?
PSD and G&M have collaborated on a discussion paper that proposes an answer to this question. Proposed Treatment of Globes in the LCGFT Environment is available on LC's web site.
Comments on the problem and suggested solution are requested.