Genre/Form Headings for Visual Materials/Film
Genre/Form headings in a 655 tag describe what an item is as opposed to regular topical Subject headings that describe what an item is about. LC has established guidelines for the Genre/Form headings for Film (Visual Materials.)
For more information about the Genre/Form headings please see this link from the MARC 21 manuals: http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/concise/bd655.html
Genre headings file in the LC Subject index in the catalogue.
We will import authority records for 655 tag Genre/Form headings as required and they will file in the LCSUBJECT index in the authority file.
In many cases, such as in the example two below, there will be both a Genre/Form authority record and a Topical Subject authority record in our authority file. If you are cataloguing a book about Andy Hardy films,you would use the 650. Genre/Form record (655) – item is an Andy Hardy film Topical Subject (650) – item is about an Andy Hardy film In the public interface of the catalogue the label that describes the tage is “Subject”.
If you see a 655 heading in copy you are working on, please bring H. Fraser a printout of the record.
Link to Catalogue Record
Rec_Type g Bib_Lvl m TypeCtrl Enc_Lvl K
Desc a Entrd 051011 Dat_Tp s Date1 2005
Date2 Ctry cau Time 088 Audience
Accomp GovtPub Type_Mat v Tech l
Lang eng Mod_Rec Source d
Tag Ind. Contents
024 1 014381287622
028 42 ID2876HY|bImage Entertainment
037 |bMidwest Tapes|nhttp://www.midwesttapes.com
050 4 PN1997.2.F66|b2005
082 04 791.43/72|222
245 04 The football factory|h[videorecording] /|cproducers, Allan Niblo, James Richardson ;
written by Nick Love ; directed by Nick Love.
260 Chatsworth, CA :|bDistributed by Image Entertainment,|c
300 1 videodisc (88 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
506 Home use – inquire for classroom rights.
500 Title from container.
511 1 Danny Dyer, Frank Harper, Tamer Hassan, Roland Manookian, Neil Maskell, Dudley Sutton,
508 Cinematographer, Damian Bromley ; editor, Stuart Gazzard ; music, Ivor Guest.
500 Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
500 Based on the novel by John King.
521 Rated R.
520 A study of middle-class England, football violence and male culture. Tommy is a bored twenty-
something who lives for the weekend, watered-down lager, casual sex, and heavily cut drugs. Tommy’s life
ambles along until a violent encounter with a rival starts a war, and a series of nightmares forces him to
question his way of life.
500 Special features: Audio commentary from Nick Love and Danny Dyer; the making of “The football
factory”; TV spots; deleted scenes; original production design concepts; theatrical trailer; “It’s all gone Pete
541 CD Universe. Nov. 2007. 11.55.
655 0 Feature films.
655 0 Films for the hearing impaired.
700 1 Love, Nick,|d1969-
700 1 Dyer, Danny,|d1977-
700 1 Harper, Frank.
700 1 King, John,|d1960-|tFootball factory.
710 2 Image Entertainment (Firm)
Authority Record for an that is an Andy Hardy film (Genre)
008 070618 | anannbabn |n ana
010 — |ash2007025277
040 — |aDLC|beng|cDLC
155 — |aAndy Hardy films
670 — |aLCSH, June 18, 2006:|b(hdg.: Andy
675 — |aMoving image genre/form guide
online, July 30, 2007.
Authority Record for an item about Andy Hardy (Topical)
001 sh 95002730
008 950328|| anannbab| |a ana |||
010 — |ash 95002730
040 — |aDLC|cDLC
150 -0 |aAndy Hardy films
550 -0 |wg|aMotion pictures
670 — |aWork cat.: 95-13646: Ray, R.B. The
Andy Hardy, 1995.
Originally released as a Cataloguing Memo: 06/12/2007 by H. Fraser
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