Note: this page was created with music cataloging in mind.
|(6.3) Form of work|
|Use in conjunction with Best practices for music cataloging using RDA and MARC 21, MLA's Best practices for using LCGFT for music resources, and MARC 380 field (Form of work).|
|Form of work is a class or genre to which a work belongs.|
|(188.8.131.52) Sources of information|
|Take information on form of work from any source.|
|(184.108.40.206) Recording form of work|
Record form of work as a separate element, as part of an access point, or as both.
Best practices for music cataloging: If giving form of work as a component of an access point (i.e., preferred titles consisting of the name of one or more type of composition), routinely also record form of work in a 380 field.
For consistency, capitalize the first term.
When terms do not come from a controlled vocabulary, use the singular form.
Do not record in a 380 field types of composition terms that are: