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.
Questions or comments may be sent to Janis L. Young, LC’s genre/form coordinator, at jayo AT loc.gov.
Janis L. YoungPolicy and Standards Division
Library of Congress
Friday, June 3, 2011
LC to implement law genre/form terms