OLAC Video Game Vocabulary

English Abstract: 

"Video games are extremely popular materials held by both public libraries and academic libraries. There is a compelling need for a robust genre vocabulary for cataloging video games that will aid users in identifying video game titles by genre. (...) The OLAC video game genre vocabulary includes sixty-six genre terms, each with a scope note to help librarians choose the correct term when cataloging video games. The vocabulary is fully cross-referenced and includes authoritative sources to corroborate the usage of the genre term as applied to video games. (...) The OLAC video game genre vocabulary has been assigned the MARC source code of olacvggt for use in identifying the source of vocabulary genre terms assigned in bibliographic records for individual video game titles. The designated olacvggt code appears in the Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes list which is maintained by the Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/genre-form.html. (...) OLAC strongly encourages the cataloging community to embrace the use of the authorized OLAC terms in the OLAC video game genre vocabulary when cataloging video games for their collections."

Alternative Title: 
OLAC Video Game Genre Vocabulary
OLAC Videogame Genre Form Terms
English Title: 
OLAC Video Game Vocabulary
Year of Creation: 
Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC)