EAD Tag: <genreform>
Top level, Optional (within Controlled Access Headings)
Component levels, Optional
Description: The <genreform> element describes the format of an item, series of items, or collection. At the Collection level, this element can be used within the Controlled Access Headings to identify the types of materials in the collection. At the component level, this element is available in the Optional Fields, and allows for encoding of more detailed physical characteristics.
DACS rule: 2.5
MARC field: 655, 300
Comments: Please see Examples, below, for encoding practices followed in the EAD FACTORy.
Controlled Vocabulary: Library of Congress Thesaurus of Graphic Materials II: Genre and Physical Characteristic Terms (TGMII), Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), and several others.
At the Collection Level: Terms are added under Controlled Access Headings; choose "Material Type" from the "Type of Term" drop-down menu.
At the Component Level: Enter Genre/Physical Characteristic notes in the Genre/Format field, under "Optional Fields."
Framed silver gelatin prints
Typescript with annotations
Working sketches with color separations