The terms genre/form help describe a publication, not its subject matter. Genre refers to categories of works known for having similar arguments, subjects, scenarios, situations or characters; while form is defined as a characteristic of works with a specific format or purpose.
They are studied individually by area of knowledge to make it easier to create vocabularies. Each of these vocabularies, although complete, cannot be considered as closed as daily cataloguing practice means they are constantly under review and terms included may be amended, extended or removed.
These authority files establish the standardised headings used in bibliographic records as points of access, associated to a genre or form, and pursuant to the regulations of specific IFLA Working Groups.
Data are presented in original format (MARC and MARC-XML) and also mapped into CSV, JSON, ODS, TXT and XML formats. A series of MARC fields and subfields to recover and display were established for each type of record, and a text was defined to describe the data displayed. Information on mapping is available in pdf.
These vocabularies are also published in SKOS format (Simple Knowledge Organization System). SKOS is a recommendation to describe thesauruses of the W3C consortium. This standard is also based on the RDF standard for describing resources and modelling information. It therefore follows the RDF model which is based on XML.
Finally, these vocabularies are also available in a thesaurus structure in PDF on the BNE website.
Además, estos vocabularios se ofrecen también en PDF en estructura de tesauro, en la web de la BNE.
DATA AND FORMATS AVAILABLE:
|Cartography||MARC, MARC-XML, CSV, JSON, ODS, SKOS, TXT, XML|
|Films||MARC, MARC-XML, CSV, JSON, ODS, SKOS, TXT, XML|
|Drawings and engravings||MARC, MARC-XML, CSV, JSON, ODS, SKOS, TXT, XML|
|Photography||MARC, MARC-XML, CSV, JSON, ODS, SKOS, TXT, XML|
|Literature and comics||MARC, MARC-XML, CSV, JSON, ODS, SKOS, TXT, XML|