Fiction genres in bookstore and libraries: A comparison of commercial and professional classifications

Philip Hider, Barbara Spiller

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Abstract

The genres and sub genres used to organize fiction in seven online bookstores, as well as by the OCLC network and in Wikipedia, are compared with those covered by the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT). The genres assigned to a sample of common titles were also compared. The genre schemes of the bookstores and Wikipedia differed markedly from LCGFT and the OCLC list, while the genres used for particular titles differed markedly even amongst bookstores. As well as differences due to domain, geography would also appear to be a major factor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)664-682
Number of pages19
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Volume58
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02 Dec 2020

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