Author: Backstage Library Works Authority Contol Listserv Date: To: bslwac Subject: [BSLWAC] RBMS and TGM Thesauri Now Available
Backstage is pleased to announce the immediate availability of two new
thesauri for your genre/form matching. Both the RBMS and TGM databases can
be added, at no extra cost, to your profile. Please just let your project
managers (Jeremy Myntti
<mailto:jmyntti@????subject=RBMS%20and%20TGM%20Thesauri> , Judy Archer
<mailto:jarcher@????subject=RBMS%20and%20TGM%20Thesauri> ) know and we
will have it added in time for your next bibliographic processing. Details
about each thesauri are below.
RBMS - Rare Books and Manuscript Section
- Association of College and Research Libraries, Division of
American Library Association
These thesauri provide standardized vocabulary for retrieving special
collections materials by form, genre, or by various physical characteristics
that are typically of interest to researchers and special collections
librarians, for relating materials to individuals or corporate bodies.
New MARC organization code created for RBMS terms: IlChRBM
Backstage would like to recognize the effort of the following people for
helping us obtain and convert the RBMS genre file:
The Thesaurus for Graphic Materials is a tool for indexing visual materials
by subject and genre/format. The thesaurus includes more than 7,000 subject
terms to index topic shown or reflected in pictures, and 650 genre/format
terms to index types of photographs, prints, design drawings, ephemera, and
TGM records are no longer maintained as MARC authority records; rather, they
are saved as ASCII text and XML files. Backstage converted these two types
of files, generating both MARC subject and genre authority records.
Backstage would also like to extend a special vote of thanks to Jeremy
Myntti for his efforts in working with all parties inside and outside of
Backstage to get these databases ready for our clients.