Sunday, June 5, 2011

Library of Congress to Implement Law Genre/Form Terms in New Cataloging

Library of Congress to Implement Law Genre/Form Terms in New Cataloging

In November 2010 the Policy and Standards Division (PSD) approved approximately 80 genre/form terms for law.  This marked the culmination of a successful partnership between PSD and the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), whose members developed a thesaurus of law genre/form terms and presented it to PSD for inclusion in Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT).

On June 15, 2011 the Library of Congress will begin to apply law genre/form terms to new cataloging, chiefly for English-language works.  LCGFT terms for law that appear on copy cataloging will be retained and/or revised as necessary, in accordance with LC’s standard copy cataloging procedures.

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