> On Apr 13, 2016, at 11:35 AM, Stephen Hearn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> as does the
> relative newness of LCGFT terms.
LoC genre form terms have been around since the 1980s; they use to be called gmgpc, and I think were primarily used (correctly!) only by us archival photograph catalogers. It’s the sort of re-branding as LCGFT that’s new.
gmgpc could be coded in |2 of a MARC 6XX field - https://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/genre-form.html
This is NOT to say that there’s not a huge mishmosh of terms in existing MARC records, that confuse what the item IS with what it’s about, and I’m also NOT arguing for usefulness of MARC coding.
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