Re: Feature films as subject heading

Jane Agee (
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 07:17:36 -0800 (PST)

We use the subject headings "feature films," "documentary films" and
"animation (cinematography)" with the geographical subdivision so that when
a professor or student asks what films do you have from X country, we can
point them to our online catalog. It's simply another access point for our
Best, Jane

Jane Agee,
Film & Video Librarian
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
TEL: 919-660-5886
FAX: 919-660-5999

Mary Dexter <> on 02/11/2002
05:58:08 PM

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Subject: Feature films as subject heading

I've found consistently in OCLC that even though a film has been
cataloged using genre subject headings, the term "feature films" is
always used as a topical heading. Is there a reason for this? Our use of
655 genre/form headings is fairly new to us, but everything we're read
tells us that when "feature films" describes what the film is, not what
it's about, is not placed in a 650. Can anyone shed any light on this
for us? Thanks!
Mary Dexter
Arapahoe Library District