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mods:genre [Optional]

Local Practices and Interpretations

If genre is available in a Voyager record, or is otherwise associated with the resource, use it. Do not add a genre otherwise unless the project initiator requests one.

An RBSC policy and standards group has identified the following list as applicable to rare books cataloging. All have been used to some extent in Voyager records. A few local terms have been invented, e.g., Photographs, Original ‡x Illustrations in books.

Supported Descendant Elements and Attributes


[Required] The authority attribute value should be a code designating the resource. See the list above. LCSH genre terms should be coded "lcsh".

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MARC Mappings

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