November 1, 2010

East Asian Library Form/Genre Project

The East Asian Library Form/Genre Project started on 1st September 2010.

Project Scope

Add genre/form headings retrospectively to those bibliographical records that were created for the East Asian Library Film (EASF) collection before the Technical Services Department decided to adopt the Library of Congress practice in June 2008. By adding genre/form headings, the EASF project will enhance users' experience and increase the usability of the library catalog.

Project Team

Doris Seely
Kaori Otsubo
Lichun Shen
Tony Fang (lead):

May 3, 2010

FG Project Final Report

I've posted the project final report on the project wiki. Many, many thanks for all of your efforts on this project!

As an example of how this data can be used, check out the Media Services webpage--the genre search searches those 655s you've put into the records!

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April 1, 2010

Project Completed!

It may be April 1, but it's no joke--

The Walter SMART Learning Commons Project has officially been declared finished!

Since the project's start in June 2008, form/genre headings have been added to over 6500 records.

Many thanks to all of you who have worked on the project--Carol, Kristi, Jody, Tony, Maribeth, Doris and Lichun. This could not have been done without all of your hard work!!

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February 1, 2010

New FG headings

A round-up from 2009 list 51 through 2010 list 3:

Internet videos


Filmed literary readings

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January update

During January, another 33 records were updated! That makes our cumulative total 5723 records. Way to go!

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January 12, 2010

New FG headings

From List 50 (Dec. 16, 2009):

Entertainment news programs
Film mini series
Interactive videos
Movie review television programs
Sketch comedy television programs
Sponsored films

Promotional films has an updated scope note.

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January 6, 2010

December update

Woo-hoo! We have less than 1,000 records left to complete in the project...and I think the number is quite less since this number includes problems and on-order materials!! Thanks for everyone's hard work on this project.

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December 8, 2009

New FG headings

From Weekly List 47:

155 Live action/animation films

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December 7, 2009

November Update

Let's see what's been done in November--106 more records were updated, for a cumulative total of 5490. That means we're just a bit over a thousand records left. Many of the records left are materials on order, etc., so the "real" number left is less than a thousand! Please let me know if you need more records added to your file or have other questions--

Thanks for all your efforts!

November 16, 2009

LC PSD Video Headings Paper Issued

The Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress has issued a paper that announces its plan for dealing with leftover topical video recording headings in LCSH. Most of these headings had a corresponding film heading, so the video heading will be canceled in favor of the film heading. There are also plans for other types of headings like "mini-series" and internet video/webisode/podcasts.

Read the entire paper here

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November 2, 2009

October Update

During October, 324 more bib records were updated. Our cumulative total now stands at 5384--only 1201 records left! Way to go!!

Our original timeframe had projected a December finish, so if you have time to work on the project this month, please do so. Wouldn't it be awesome to meet that projection!!!

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October 7, 2009

We've passed the 5,000 mark!!

Woo-hoo!! We've passed the 5,000 record mark this month. Our cumulative total stands at 5,060. Way to go!

Another milestone: I've given out all of the records in the project list! In the next couple months, I may be asking some of you for records that could be shifted to someone who has time to work on the project. We'll have to see how this goes. Our revised project deadline is the end of December, so if you can devote any more time to the project, that would be great!

Here' the Sept. update that was sent to project stakeholders and is posted on the project page

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September 29, 2009

New FG Heading

From weekly list 36:

Filmed panel discussions

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September 2, 2009

New FG headings

Two new headings, and one changed heading have appeared in recent weekly lists:

Filmed shadow shows

Televised speeches

Television commercials (Advertisements) has been changed to:
Television commercials

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August 4, 2009

July Update

During the month of July, 283 bib records were updated! Our cumulative total stands at 4680--just over 2/3 of the records to be updated. Keep up the good work!

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