Genre/Form Schemes contains a list of genre/form schemes and assigns a URI to each scheme. The purpose of these properties is to permit users to associate controlled genre/form term with the appropriate scheme.
The schemes include lists that contain the following types of information:
- content types that indicate the form of communication through which a work is expressed. Examples include: cartographic dataset, notated music, or text.
- media types that specify the general type of intermediation device required to view, play, run, etc., the content of a resource audio, stereographic, or video.
- carrier types that specify the format of the storage medium and housing of a resource. Examples include audiocassette, microfiche, or online resource.
- genre types designate the style or technique of the intellectual content of textual materials or, for graphic materials, aspects such as vantage point, intended purpose, characteristics of the creator, publication status, or method of representation. Examples are: biographies, catechisms, essays, hymns, or reviews.
- form and physical characteristic types designate historically and functionally specific kinds of materials distinguished by their physical character, the subject of their intellectual content, or the order of information within them. Examples are: daybooks, diaries, directories, journals, memoranda, questionnaires, syllabi, or time sheets.
The purpose of this list is to identify the vocabulary used in records. For code assignment, general structure, usage, and maintenance guidelines see Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes .
Many general subject lists and thesauri, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Art and Architecture Thesaurus, also contain controlled vocabularies for specifying genre/forms. Thus those general sources may also be used in usage elements identified for genre/form terms, with the appropriate source code (see Subject Schemes). Only sources that are specific for genre/form are listed here.
Entries in the list are arranged in alphabetical order by the code and consist of the source code followed by the bibliographic citation for the source documentation. The citations are linked to the online source for some codes.
Each code consists of a maximum of 12 lowercase alphabetic characters. Possible additions to codes are described in Source Codes .
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- 2015-10-22: modified