My tendancy, right or wrong, is to classify more or less by a process of =
First I determine if the film can be classified under musical, western, =
sci fi, animated/family, feature documentary or silent--these are usually =
pretty clear cut.
Then I say, can it fit under crime, action, or horror categories? =
Although video stores don't often have a "crime" section, it is useful for =
housing such titles as "The Usual Suspects" and "Marnie", which don't =
really fit very well in action, horror or drama.
Then all remaining titles generally get divvied up between comedy, =
literature and drama.
Hope this helps,
LeeAnne L. Krause
Manager of Educational Films
USC Film Library
>>> DBarden@exchange.acld.lib.fl.us 05/23/01 03:19PM >>>
I know this issue was just discussed in the past week or so, but I was
unsuccessful in searching the archives (my fault I am sure) for the
My library has decided to add a genre section for Horror videos. How do
other libraries define the Horror genre? Is it just the slash-em-up films
or should it include scary psychological dramas. For cross-overs, such as
Event Horizon (SciFi Horror), how do you decide where to place the title?
Should we use our print Horror genre section as a guide?
Any ideas or glimpses at how other public libraries are dealing with this
would be greatly appreciated. Again, I apologize for this duplicate =
Daniel F. Barden =20
Alachua County Library District - Headquarters
401 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 334-3934 FAX (352) 334-3904
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