[BSLWAC] RBMS and TGM Thesauri Now Available

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Author: Backstage Library Works Authority Contol Listserv
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@bslw.com?subject=RBMS%20and%20TGM%20Thesauri> , Judy Archer
<mailto:jarcher@bslw.com?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.


binding terms

307 records


genre terms

501 records


paper terms

290 records


printing evidence

152 records


provenance evidence

82 records


publishing evidence

39 records


relator terms

71 records


type evidence

130 records

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:

                Deborah Leslie, Folger Shakespeare Library

                Jim Kuhn, Folger Shakespeare Library

                Ryan Hildebrand, University of Texas at Austin

                Jason Kovari, University of Mississippi

                Stephen Skuce, MIT <http://www.mit.edu/> 

                Nina Schneider, UCLA <http://www.ucla.edu/> 

TGM - Thesaurus for Graphic Materials

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
other categories.

TGM records are no longer maintained as MARC authority records; rather, they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.


genre terms

670 records


subject terms

7,142 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.


Nate Cothran - nate@???

Vice President, Automation Services

Backstage Library Works

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