Date(s) - 07/12/2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
We’re reuniting for the 2018 TBLC Catalogers Group Meeting at Saint Leo University for a morning of networking with your cataloger colleagues, a presentation from Adam Schiff on Applying LC Faceted Vocabularies for Genre/Form and Demographic Group Characteristics, and a tour of the Saint Leo Technical Services department and library. Come prepared to share the latest about what is going on in your cataloging department.
Please note: We will meet in Southard Room and take a tour of the library/tech services area after our presentation and discussion.
Applying LC Faceted Vocabularies for Genre/Form and Demographic Group Characteristics
“Do you have any novels by African American women from Florida?” “I want to find chamber music by French gay composers.” “I’m looking for films made by Mexican directors.” “Do you have any vampire stories for young adults by Japanese authors?” Our current discovery systems probably don’t do a good job answering questions like these, but help is on the way. This presentation will focus on the application of two Library of Congress faceted vocabularies: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT) and Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT). Genre/form terms are used to describe what a resource is, rather than what it is about. Demographic group terms are used to describe the intended audiences of resources and the creators and contributors to resources. This presentation will cover basic principles for assignment of terms, new MARC fields to record them, indexing, searching, and display issues, and the need for retrospective enhancement of existing bibliographic records.
Biography ~ Adam L. Schiff
Adam L. Schiff has been Principal Cataloger at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle since 1997. He served as the Chair of the ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee’s Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation for six years, during which time the subcommittee cooperated with the Library of Congress to create the initial group of literature and general Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms and the first draft of the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms Manual. It also created a number of MARC proposals for recording audience, creator/contributor, and chronological creation characteristics of works and expressions (new MARC fields 385, 386, and 388). Adam has given numerous trainings and webinars on genre/form and demographic group terms as well as training for libraries wishing to propose new terms to LC controlled vocabularies through the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s SACO Program.