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LCSH topical headings usable as genre headings The Library of Congress has begun issuing authority records for form & genre headings, but at the current rate, it will likely be several years before they finish with a first pass through all of the major categories of headings. In the meantime, the Library of Congress has confirmed (see Frequently Asked Question #Q28 ) that it is appropriate, with some exceptions, for libraries to choose to code form & genre headings in the format 655 _0 Heading. rather than the old method of coding them as topical headings ( 650 _0 Heading. ), as long as there is a topical authority record for the heading.
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By Jay Weitz, Senior Consulting Database Specialist, OCLC WorldCat Quality Management Division, Revised 2006 July 11. Introduction This document originally combined and superseded two older sets of OCLC guidelines for dealing with electronic resources: "Cataloging Electronic Resources: OCLC-MARC Coding Guidelines," by Rich Greene, first published in February 1998; and "OCLC Guidelines on the Choice of Type and BLvl for Electronic Resources," by Jay Weitz, first published in March 1998.