New working group on genre/form

The Classification & Indexing Section has formed a new working group: IFLA Genre/Form Working Group.

Genre/Form has to do with what something “is”, rather than what it is “about“. Genre/form terms can assist the user by providing access points for the forms and genres of expressions and have proved to be useful in library catalogues . The genre/form terms are used in several cataloguing traditions, such as the German, Swedish, and Anglo-American.

The working group will monitor and provide information about developments relating to genre/form;  encourage and develop
programs on genre/form to be presented at future IFLA Conferences. More information is provided at the Classification & Indexings Sections web

Library of Congress  work on Work on genre/form

 

 

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