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Genre terms

Fiction and poetry publications and children's and juvenile literature are catalogued using genre terms. There are currently 63 genre terms; these are based on the corresponding groups in the VLB product groups and describe the literary genre of the publication in question. Genre terms are issued for all media publications of the relevant Series of the Nationalbibliografie.

The introduction of the genre terms now provides consistent subject indexing for all publications of fiction and poetry, children's and juvenile literature in addition to the subject categories of the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie.

Alongside introducing the genre terms, the German National Library also restricted its subject indexing for fiction and poetry to publications issued originally in German from the 830;B category in order to streamline its subject cataloguing capacities.

Further information

List of genre terms used (available only in German)

Last update: 22.11.2017

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