Cataloguing of comics and graphic novels

Recently, the ANBD team have noticed a recurring issue with the bibliographic records for comics and graphic novels. Records for these items are appearing in the ANBD using a Literary form 008/33 code of ‘c’. Please note that this is not a valid code in the Library of Congress’ list at: and therefore should not be used.

Materials of this kind should be given a Nature of contents 008/24-27 code of '6' (Comics/graphic novels) and may be given one of the valid Literary form 008/33 codes as well.

As always, we thank you for your cooperation.


Laurel Paton | Manager, Australian National Bibliographic Database | Libraries Australia | Resource Sharing Division | National Library of Australia | Canberra ACT 2600 Ph +61 (2) 6262 1326 |

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