Analysis of Genre and Subject Representation in the Children’s and Young Adults’ Cataloging Program (CYAC) Bibliographic Metadata for Fiction Books


  • Vyacheslav Zavalin



Bibliographic metadata that represents resources for children and young adults is important in providing access to these materials for school library users. In school library systems this bibliographic metadata exists in the form of records that are usually created in collaboration between publishers and cataloging agencies. Children’s and Young Adults’ Cataloging (CYAC) Program has been working at the Library of Congress since the 1960s to provide services for school and public libraries. This paper reports analysis of genre and subject representation in bibliographic metadata for fiction books created by the CYAC program. This metadata is important for discovery and supports genrefication efforts.