Request genres in this thread


tsivihcra
3 years ago
So that we don't clutter up the other threads any more, let's use this thread to request genres.
transmutation
3 years ago
Biography please :D

i guess throw Autobiography in there too yeh?
Adambassador
3 years ago
Oh yeah, those are huge, we'll definitely need those.
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added those.
transmutation
3 years ago
need "Self-Help"

the genre... and i gotta get my isht together but thats a whole other thread on another forum lol :D
mirva
3 years ago
Play (theatre)

Also maybe Tragedy, Drama, Comedy, Satire, Tragicomedy... not quite sure if these are all literary genres, but at least useful when entering plays. :D
Adambassador
3 years ago
"Play (theatre) "

--I agree. Shakespeare and others don't really fit elsewhere.

"Also maybe Tragedy, Drama, Comedy, Satire, Tragicomedy... not quite sure if these are all literary genres, but at least useful when entering plays. :D"

--Perhaps we should request a Sub-Genre field?
mirva
3 years ago
Nursery Rhyme
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Self-Help, Play (Theatre), Tragedy, Drama, Comedy, Satire, Tragicomedy and Nursery Rhyme. For now, I think we should keep these all in the one Genre field. Since you can add as many genres as you want, I think it will be easier to just add all that apply rather than worrying over what should be the main genre vs. the subgenre.
Karen09
3 years ago
I wonder about historical fiction. Not sure if I wouldn't say it is a genre, but it definitely a catergory of fiction.

disneyfacts
3 years ago
Didn't see this thread... add Gothic fiction? It's pretty much the Romantic style of Classical music, but for books. Includes stuff like Frankenstein
disneyfacts
3 years ago
Western as a genre too
disneyfacts
3 years ago
Dictionary as well
Adambassador
3 years ago
I don't think we need Dictionary. Reference works for me. Do libraries have a Dictionary classification inside the Reference category?
transmutation
3 years ago
Sociology & Anthropology plz :D maybe Archaeology too
transmutation
3 years ago
& Psychology
disneyfacts
3 years ago
Dictionary: Sort of, it has it's own Dewey Decimal Number. 423 I think, or very close by it.
disneyfacts
3 years ago
Math and Language too, for language learning books and math books
sound.and.vision
3 years ago
Photography
Adambassador
3 years ago
"Crafts & Hobbies"
narcoticevil
3 years ago
Crime
Adambassador
3 years ago
War/Military
narcoticevil
3 years ago
Motoring
Adambassador
3 years ago
Looks like these have been added as well!
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
Yes, I've added all that have been mentioned in this thread.
Adambassador
3 years ago
Requesting "government"
See http://www.biblio.gs/book/2128-How-Our-Laws-Are-Made
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
Added.
Karen09
3 years ago
health
diet
cookbooks

board books
picture books

Also, libraries have the children's book divided up into further categories. This might complicate things, but I'm throwing it out there.
Ex:
picture books
board books
beginner readers--Dick & Jane, Bob books, etc.
beginning chapter--Henry & Mudge, Nate the Great, etc.
Juvenile fiction--A Series of Unfortunate Events, Princess Tales, etc.
Young adult--Monster, Hunger Games, The Giver, etc.

as you can see, there is a difference of interest and maturity in juvenile fiction and young adult fiction.
Karen09
3 years ago
Sorry
didn't see the health and cooking categories before making the post.
narcoticevil
3 years ago
Video Game Strategy / Strategy Guides / Video Games

One of/a combination of those
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Diet, Board book, Picture book, Beginning Reader, Beginning Chapter, Juvenile Fiction, Video Games and Strategy.
joronamo_888
3 years ago
formats - textbook, magazine, booklet, novel, poster, leaflet, manual, comic (comicogs should be merged into this sight imn my opinion), graphic novel, excercise book (colouring-in children's book, sticker book), dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, religious book (siddur, torah, haggadah, bible, etc), indie (fanzines, bootlegs). fiction, non-fiction, cook books, audiobooks, stationary (notepads)
Adambassador
3 years ago
joronamo_888, welcome to the site! Very nice to see you here!

we already have--

magazine
dictionary
religion
fiction
non-fiction
cooking
audio book

The rest of what you mentioned can be separated into formats and genres
narcoticevil
3 years ago
Computers
Adambassador
3 years ago
Regarding "Computers". I think that for now, they fit in the "Technology" category.

Are you referring to
http://www.biblio.gs/book/3185-Visual-Basic-6-For-Dummies
and possibly?
http://www.biblio.gs/book/833-Web-Design-In-A-Nutshell
narcoticevil
3 years ago
Yeah I guess so. But Comptuer literature is a massive marketplace.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Computers-Internet-Books/b/ref=BKLN21?ie=UTF8&node=71&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-leftnav&pf_rd_r=0YAH0ZFTYDR75C8D10QP&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=605486067&pf_rd_i=266239

Amazon UK lists nearly 500K titles
Adambassador
3 years ago
I still believe that we should have a sub-genre field because the genres are currently getting very big.

Here are some examples:

The Hobbit
Main Genre: Fiction
Sub Genre(s): Fantasy

Building Websites for Dummies (made up title)
Main Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Technology
Sub Genre(s): Web Design; Computers; Information Technology

Crochet For You (made up title)
Main Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Crafts & Hobbies; Instructional/How-To
Sub Genre(s): Crochet
narcoticevil
3 years ago
Yeah that would make sense. I think we all have a few ideas as to how the forms could be improved.
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
@Adambassador - You make some good points about sub-genre. I'll mention this in our planning meetings and let you know how the discussion goes.
Gizmex
3 years ago
Thriller needed
mirva
3 years ago
Paranormal
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've updated the Genre options with the latest suggestions. Please let me know if I've missed anything.
reapermadness
3 years ago
Sports (and/or games)
ksdfjsldfj
3 years ago
Hi librarians : ) about genre perhaps we need add "Medical" as printed here http://www.biblio.gs/book/3601-High-Priest. Thanks.
maldoror
3 years ago
Library science
Gizmex
3 years ago
Medicine
Pharmacy
Gizmex
3 years ago
Erotic
Profoundemonium
3 years ago
I have added a magazine which is comprised entirely of band interviews. I have used the Music genre but maybe Interview is needed instead?

http://www.biblio.gs/book/3819-Sinister-Stench-Zine
emilianito1972
3 years ago
Epic
Realistic
Cartography

emilianito1972
3 years ago
Here we can check styles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_literary_genres
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added the most recent genre suggestions. Please let me know if I've missed anything.
emilianito1972
3 years ago
What do you thing about "Adventure" as genre.
And by the way, what do you thing about some coments or links by users before adding a new genre in database?
emilianito1972
3 years ago
Design or Graphic Design as genre
reapermadness
3 years ago
Memoir
emilianito1972
3 years ago
Architecture as genre
narcoticevil
3 years ago
Pets
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Adventure, Design/Graphic Design, Memoir, Architecture and Pets.
maldoror
3 years ago
Online social networks
Business networks
Customer relations

and before this thread goes on forever could I request some consideration of this: http://www.biblio.gs/forum/3849-genre-taxonomy
Gizmex
3 years ago
Atlas, Lexicon
emilianito1972
3 years ago
Prehistory
Profoundemonium
3 years ago
Parody
Gizmex
3 years ago
Screenplay
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added the requested genres for the time being. maldoror - I will be discussing your genre taxonomy suggestion with our team and I'll let you know where we land on that.
emilianito1972
3 years ago
Please let me an explanation:
Basically there is 3 genres in literature:
Lyric (poetics, verses, poems, etc)
Narrative (stories with a narrator, dialogs, characters,...)
Playwriting (Play on stage)

Narrative includes: Short Story, Novel,...
Can't find Novel as a genre in Bibliogs. Why?
Thanks!
Gizmex
3 years ago
what genre should I use for book with compiled aphorisms, sentences & proverbs?
Literature?
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
@ emilianito1972 - I've added novel.

@ Gizmex - I'd probably use Folklore.
Profoundemonium
3 years ago
Something like "Collecting" and/or "Card Game" is needed here:
http://www.biblio.gs/book/5649-Beckett-Yu-Gi-Oh-Collector
Gizmex
3 years ago
@seburns - thnx
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Collecting. There's already a Games genre. Maybe you could use both for this.
transmutation
3 years ago
fwiw folklore & aphorisms are very different things imho..

ive got several collections like what Gizmex mentioned and i wouldnt consider them folklore...
emilianito1972
3 years ago
have you thought about using Aphorisms as genre?
mirva
3 years ago
Witchcraft?
emilianito1972
3 years ago
Not sure if "Pop Culture" could become a bibliogs genge but I think a lot of releases are based on Pop Culture (Fashion & trend magazines, underground fanzines, Weeklies, hipster books, etc, etc)
Just check from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_culture
"Popular culture (or pop culture) is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century. Heavily influenced by mass media, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of the society. The most common pop culture categories are: entertainment (movies, music, TV), sports, news (as in people/places in news), politics, fashion/clothes, technology and slang"
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Aphorisms if you'd like to be more specific, @Gizmex. I thought folklore might be good to encompass all three things mentioned, but after the points made above, I see that Aphorism might be needed. I've also added Witchcraft and Pop Culture.
Gizmex
3 years ago
If there's book published as dialogue between 2 people. and it is autobiografy of one of them. Shouldd I add autobiography, or biography? or both. I guess the second guy was the one who wrote this, but they're credited both as authors
also do we need genre Reportage? I have one book which is marketed as a reportage
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Reportage.

For the book you mention, is it an Interview? We have that genre. If not, I would tag it as both autobiography and biography.
indy133
3 years ago
Novella, Narration, Bilingual is needed.

I'm not quite sure of "narration" is exactly equivalent to the German "Erzählung"
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Novella, Narration and Bilingual.
indy133
3 years ago
Book Club Edition is missing
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I'm not sure I agree that Book Club Edition is a genre. At this point, I would add that to the Notes.
westpier
3 years ago
"Film" and/or "Cinema" need adding
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Film/Cinema.
indy133
3 years ago
catalog or catalogue for i.e. art exhibition catalogues is missing
palikao83
3 years ago
Bilingual can also have text fields aside, where to insert languages
indy133
3 years ago
good idea, but since we even have no kind of description fields at the moment, this will take a while ;-)
palikao83
3 years ago
Yeah, so huge job!
indy133
3 years ago
Opera, Operetta, Musical maybe later as a sub genre of music...
indy133
3 years ago
Radio Play
indy133
3 years ago
Chemistry, Biology, Physics
TheKevster
3 years ago
Can I make a request for Exhibition Catalogue?

These are different from normal art books in that they are published in limited runs at a very specific time... but often they become definitive works

It might also be worth adding Auction Catalogue as these can sometimes become important publications in their own right.
indy133
3 years ago
+ 1, yes I've been collecting these catalogues and still have hundreds of them. They are worth a sub and a field for sure....but since I'm convinced that we need sub-genres...these would be perfect sub-genres for art...
Rivin
3 years ago
I'd like to see Surrealism.

Also, + 1 for Exhibition Catalogue.
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Catalog, Auction Catalog, Exhibition Catalog, Opera, Operetta, Musical, Radio Play, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Surrealism.

For now, since we don't have subgenres, these have all been added as genres.
indy133
3 years ago
Quiz
indy133
3 years ago
astronomy
indy133
3 years ago
astrology
indy133
3 years ago
reproduction - even if I'm not sure what that really means, but we will find out later ;-)
indy133
3 years ago
reproductions must have something to do with photos...
indy133
3 years ago
song book
indy133
3 years ago
what's the correct English word for a book with printed music? sheet music book?
emilianito1972
3 years ago
"Música notada" in Spanish, Sheet Music in English
emilianito1972
3 years ago
But better in format suggestions
indy133
3 years ago
format is OK for this yes...

"letters" are missed
retrotechniker
3 years ago
psychopathology

I have put somebooks under Psychology now, even though no student of that field would classify them as such.
westpier
3 years ago
Style/Fashion please
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Quiz, Astronomy, Astrology, Songbook, Psychopathology, and Fashion/Style. Reproduction and Sheet Music seem better fits for formats.
Gizmex
3 years ago
Book, about energy of crystals & their influence on humans healt. I've added collecting & health as genres. Is it ok?
indy133
3 years ago
linguistics
indy133
3 years ago
Philosophy of science
The_Beatles.
3 years ago
Discography could be useful?
GenericThrash
3 years ago
^^^ + 1, Discography, thanks!
indy133
3 years ago
cultural history - catalogue raisonné - evolution
daveshreeve
3 years ago
Bibliography

Posted with just a little irony ;-)
indy133
3 years ago
Puzzle Game / Puzzle
indy133
3 years ago
Environmental protection
InterRecords
3 years ago
Discography is nice but could go with "Catalogue" too?
i used that here... http://www.biblio.gs/book/8650-The-Rap-Records
i'd like to recommend: Presenter or presents
indy133
3 years ago
(historical) documents
sun-s
3 years ago
How about Horticulture ?
emilianito1972
3 years ago
Pastoral: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pastoral
Picaresque: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picaresque_novel
indy133
3 years ago
logic
emilianito1972
3 years ago
Construction or Building or Buildings or something a-like
indy133
3 years ago
ethnology
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added all of the above. Please let me know if I've missed anything.
daveshreeve
3 years ago
Encyclopedia unless I mad and it's there?
jazzcornerneuwied
3 years ago
even we have allready graphic / Design and music, picture books
I would like to see for my submitted cover books
- LP covers (subc. classical, jazz).
Gizmex
3 years ago
Law, or Law & Regulations
indy133
3 years ago
book of hours
Gizmex
3 years ago
Animals? I've added book about horses & gave Nature for now, And I think pets should be replaces with animals
indy133
3 years ago
Quotations / Citations
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added these. For Animals, I added it to Pets - Pets/Animals.
emilianito1972
3 years ago
Not sure if "Textbook" or "Schoolbook" as genre by itself... Perhaps something like a description...Comments?
emilianito1972
3 years ago
"Painting" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painting
indy133
3 years ago
"Evolution" is still missing
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
Sorry about that. I've added Evolution, Painting and Textbook.
indy133
3 years ago
Speeches
indy133
3 years ago
moral philosophy / ethics
emilianito1972
3 years ago
Chivalric
Courtly Love
WCMYK
3 years ago
"Guide"
westpier
3 years ago
I know Journal is in the format but also some genre's are all well so perhaps 'Diary/Journal'? Or should 'Diary' be separate? Or added to 'Memoir'?!
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Speeches, Ethics/Moral Philosophy, Chivalry, Courtly Love, and Guide. I've altered Memoir to Memoir/Diary.
indy133
3 years ago
Genetics, Field Guide (for plants and animals)
indy133
3 years ago
Biochemistry
Ulfrik
3 years ago
Oops... I missed this thread. The forum is in need of a search function... Anyway, 'Food & Drink' genre needed.
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Genetics, Field Guide, Biochemistry and Food & Drink.
emilianito1972
3 years ago
Mycology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycology
seburns
Staff
3 years ago
I've added Mycology.
Adambassador
3 years ago
I still believe we need a subgenre field. Not all of these are main genres. Mycology? That fits under science. Recipes? That fits under cooking.
indy133
3 years ago
yes of course and as I understood seburns, they will come for sure...
westpier
2 years ago
Compendium please
indy133
2 years ago
Mysticism
retrotechniker
2 years ago
Journal please

http://www.biblio.gs/book/12071-Days-Tangier-Journal-1987-1989
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Compendium, Mysticism and Journal.
indy133
2 years ago
Letters, Epistolary Novel
Gizmex
2 years ago
Marketing/Economy or there is already sth similar?
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Letters, Epistolary Novel, Marketing and Economy.
mirva
2 years ago
Art History
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Art History. Sorry for the delay.
mirva
2 years ago
No worries. I don't have time to stop by every day anyway. :)
Gizmex
2 years ago
Theology
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
Added.
mirva
2 years ago
Costume Design
mirva
2 years ago
Linguistics

There are also a bunch of "sub-genres" (Grammar & Punctuation, Morphology, Composition & Creative Writing, Alphabets & Writing Systems, Sociolinguistics, etc.) but I'm not sure how detailed we're wanna be.

mirva
2 years ago
Sorry, I just noticed Linguistics is actually there... Don't know how I missed it.
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Costume Design and the subgenres for Linguistics.
mirva
2 years ago
Thanks! There are more of them, but I'll leave them be for now. :-)
ahr2nd
2 years ago
Literary Critism?
ahr2nd
2 years ago
That's Criticism...
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Literary Criticism.
ahr2nd
2 years ago
Great--thank you.
ahr2nd
2 years ago
Political Theory would be nice.
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Political Theory.
ahr2nd
2 years ago
Thanks!
mirva
2 years ago
Magic
Spiritualism
westpier
2 years ago
Terrorism
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Magic, Spiritualism and Terrorism.
ahr2nd
2 years ago
Theory, and Psychoanalysis, perhaps?
westpier
2 years ago
Transcript? Not sure as just had a book that was mainly verbatim testimony taken from court transcripts, didn't think 'Interview' was suitable.
disneyfacts
2 years ago
Rhetoric, Communications

Possibly Textbook?
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Theory, Psychoanalysis, Transcript, Rhetoric and Communications. Textbook was already in there.
narcoticevil
2 years ago
Electronics (for books like this http://www.biblio.gs/book/18336-Electronic-Project-Building-for-Beginners)?
westpier
2 years ago
Television & Radio
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Electronics and Television & Radio.
ahr2nd
2 years ago
Lectures might be nice.
mirva
2 years ago
Maybe just generic Entertainment?
ahr2nd
2 years ago
Feminism, please.
ahr2nd
2 years ago
Also, Media Studies.
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Lectures, Entertainment, Feminism and Media Studies.
ahr2nd
2 years ago
Awesome~
westpier
2 years ago
Gender Studies
Sex (Unless anyone can think of a better way to desribe it!)
emilianito1972
2 years ago
Society
News
Contemporary History / Modern History
disneyfacts
2 years ago
Interior Decorating or in general, Decor
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Gender Studies, Sex/Intimacy, Society, News, Contemporary History, Modern History, and Decor.
westpier
2 years ago
Flags - I'm not sure of an existing category they can be covered by.
Adambassador
2 years ago
I wonder if flags would be covered under government or anthropology.
disneyfacts
2 years ago
Flags should be under Vexillology.

Mechanics and Engineering
westpier
2 years ago
Oral History - currently I'm using 'Interview' for books which are made up of interview quotes eg. http://www.biblio.gs/book/7134-Punk-Rock-An-Oral-History or should we stick with 'Interview'?
disneyfacts
2 years ago
Thesaurus
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Flags/Vexillology, Mechanics & Engineering, Oral History and Thesaurus. Sorry for the delay on these!
disneyfacts
2 years ago
Holiday or if we want to go into specifics, Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Thanksgiving etc
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
I've added Holiday. If there's a real need for the more specific holiday titles, let me know.
maldoror
2 years ago
so the genres is already getting out of control, has any more thought been put into the long term plan for genres/subjects by staff behind the scenes? Maybe a tag cloud would be better if you don't want to adapt or adopt a complete taxonomy.
Adambassador
2 years ago
Yes, I support a 'free text field' for Genre that would be used later on for a tag cloud.

What one person calls horror, another might call terror and yet another might simply call it science fiction.
emilianito1972
2 years ago
"Gossip" as genre for gossip magazines like http://www.biblio.gs/book/52025-Hola-50-Aniversario
http://www.hola.com/
disneyfacts
2 years ago
Corrections/Law Enforcement
etlabouche
2 years ago
Pornography maybe?
disneyfacts
2 years ago
Finance/Personal Finance
emilianito1972
2 years ago
Just a question: I recently entered a book of riddles: http://www.biblio.gs/book/57165-Mis-Primeras-Adivinanzas and I tagged as Children's but not sure if it would be needed a new genre: Riddle / Riddles / Book of Riddles / or similar or perhaps using "Poetry" as genre just because a riddle is a puzzle in verse
mirva
2 years ago
Ghost Stories
7_Sea_Cods
2 years ago
Cultural Studies
Women's Studies
TwinPowerForce
2 years ago
Punk (or at least Rock) ?
Reggae ?
7_Sea_Cods
2 years ago
It's definitely getting very specific but I'd love to be able to tag and search books by some music styles like punk. I don't know if it would be a "Genre" or something else though.
TwinPowerForce
2 years ago
there is jazz, opera, operette,... that's why I proposed "at least" rock

(and for reggae, it's just that some books about reggae don't have reggae in title, so it's hard to find/discover them)
mirva
2 years ago
I'd love to be able to tag and search books by some music styles
Same here. The thing about building a some sort of genre/classification system from scratch is that it's a lot of work. The very generic tags we have at the moment are far from sufficient. IMO we are going to eventually need a hierarchical system where we're able to tag the books with more specific themes, eras, keywords, etc. I mean think about history... if you want to search books about the WW2, you should be able to search just those, and not all history books. They are not all mixed up in the library either.
mirva
2 years ago
Fetishes
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
Hi guys - sorry for the long delay between updates. December was kind of crazy busy.

I've added Gossip, Corrections/Law Enforcement, Finance, Personal Finance, Riddles, Ghost Stories, Cultural Studies, Punk, Rock, Reggae and Fetishes.

For Women's Studies, is there any reason that this wouldn't be covered by Gender Studies? Is it materially different?

For Pornography, is there a submission that Erotic wouldn't cover? I guess I'm reluctant to encourage the submission of straight-up pornography to the database, but if you can make a compelling case for it, I might reconsider.

Regarding the tag cloud idea, this is something that we've discussed previously during development. Obviously, having such a mechanism would preclude us from having discussions about whether a genre should be added and would open the database up to some potential odd genres from typos, etc. On the other hand, you guys wouldn't have to wait for genres to be added or deal with the bulky genre list. I'll bring this up with Teo and Nik to see what their thoughts are, but if you guys want to discuss some more, we'll keep an eye on this for good arguments.
mirva
2 years ago
No worries, thanks for adding those. :-)

For Pornography, is there a submission that Erotic wouldn't cover?
I'm not sure where the line goes, but there are at least some books that deal with pornography from a more scientific - often sociological, cultural or historical - point of view. In addition, several porn stars have also written autobiographies, and there are books about the industry in general.

I guess I'm reluctant to encourage the submission of straight-up pornography to the database
Yeah, the tag might lead people thinking it's allowed, unless choosing the tag would trigger a warning of some sorts. In the end the tag might actually help controlling, and keeping an eye on what gets submitted. Would probably be a good idea to add something about the topic in the guidelines.
mirva
2 years ago
I actually came to this topic for a reason:

Anatomy
Figure Drawing
etlabouche
2 years ago
i suggested pornography because i added:
http://www.biblio.gs/book/55726-Madame-Edwarda
to the database.
Georges Bataille is a well know french author that dealt with philosophy, psychanalyse and litterature amongst many other things. He is famous for his pornographic novels, under pseudonym or his real name...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Bataille
7_Sea_Cods
2 years ago
Welcome back seburns, thanks for the additions.

For Women's Studies, is there any reason that this wouldn't be covered by Gender Studies? Is it materially different?
There is definitely some overlap but I believe the two are different enough to warrant separate tags.

Punk, Rock, Reggae
If we're going there, I'd suggest adding these, too:
Heavy Metal
Blues
emilianito1972
2 years ago
"Animals" or "Wildlife" "Fauna" or something like that for animal photo books
disneyfacts
2 years ago
Geology
disneyfacts
2 years ago
something like Safety or Safety Awareness
emilianito1972
2 years ago
Agriculture
mirva
2 years ago
Philosophical Fiction
mirva
2 years ago
Magic Realism
emilianito1972
2 years ago
Trends
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
Hey guys. Again, sorry for the delay in getting these into the DB. I've added Anatomy, Figure Drawing, Women's Studies, Heavy Metal, Blues, Animal/Wildlife/Fauna, Geology, Safety, Agriculture, Philosophical Fiction, Magical Realism, and Trends.
Fernwisser
2 years ago
Criminology
VenusRising
2 years ago
Journalism
VenusRising
2 years ago
Anthropology
mirva
2 years ago
True Crime
mirva
2 years ago
Legend
VenusRising
2 years ago
Children's literature
/or/
Youth literature
VenusRising
2 years ago
Detective
emilianito1972
2 years ago
Origami, for my book http://www.biblio.gs/book/64014-101-Aviones-de-Papel
VenusRising
2 years ago
Dance
VenusRising
2 years ago
Typography
VenusRising
2 years ago
Body modification
VenusRising
2 years ago
Pulp
VenusRising
2 years ago
Esotericism (which would be pseudo-science and pseudo-philosophy like astrology/spiritualism/healing crystals, New Age, people like Blavatsky and Chopra. And any Western movement that corrupts non-Western philosophy (westernised yoga/Kabbala/etc).
mirva
2 years ago
Toys
ThomasP64
2 years ago
Esotericism (which would be pseudo-science and pseudo-philosophy like astrology/spiritualism/healing crystals, New Age, people like Blavatsky and Chopra. And any Western movement that corrupts non-Western philosophy (westernised yoga/Kabbala/etc).
We already have occult, spiritualism, mysticism, astrology. And I'm not sure your proposed Esotericism definition is helpful. Kind of negative value judgments (pseudo, corrupts). Why not just call it Stupid Stuff and be done with it?
tompowers64
2 years ago
Southern Gothic

Faulkner, Flannery O'Conner, etc.
VenusRising
2 years ago
Helpful comment there, tompowers64…

I noticed on a couple of occasions that esotericism would be a useful term, for instance for certain writings by Crowley, or Conan Doyle's The Coming of the Fairies.

Several of aforementioned themes that be categorised as such, is because they are a corruption of science (astrology, palm reading, reflexology etc.) and that is precisely when a term like <i>esotericism</i> would come in handy. I worked in a bookstore for years and esotericism had it's own section. The Occult, spiritualism, mysticism, astrology et al were subdivisions.
tompowers64
2 years ago
My objection isn't to the term. It's to a definition of Esotericism as a corruption of science or philosophy. Esotericism is a very wide umbrella, and covers everything from fortune telling to ancient Greek Gnosticism.

Sooner or later, we'll have to build a page defining genres. I don't think those definitions should include value judgments.
Adambassador
2 years ago
Sooner or later, we'll have to build a page defining genres. I don't think those definitions should include value judgments.
Well then let's begin. I just created a wiki page and got many of them listed. Need someone to list more of them or I will later on. Let's edit it as a group and put definitions in.

I'd also like to see sub-genres listed so that if/when we get a sub-genre field, we can turn existing genres into sub-genres or create new ones.

http://www.biblio.gs/wiki/Genres
tompowers64
2 years ago
I'd also like to see sub-genres listed so that if/when we get a sub-genre field, we can turn existing genres into sub-genres or create new ones.
What about Fiction and Nonfiction? Is a definition of Adventure supposed to be broad enough to include both? Should Adventure Fiction and Adventure Nonfiction be subgenres of Adventure? Or should they be separate, with Adventure Fiction as a subgenre of Fiction, and Adventure Nonfiction be a subgenre of Nonfiction?
Adambassador
2 years ago
I recommend we use the "New Topic" button at the bottom of the "Genres" wiki to have genre discussion.

That will leave this thread open to Genre requests.
tompowers64
2 years ago
Dissertation/Thesis.
emilianito1972
2 years ago
Environment
Engineering
emilianito1972
2 years ago
Please forget the last one, fould it on list under Mechanical/engineering
mirva
2 years ago
Comics :P

Seriously speaking, I have art books by comic book artists, and it would be nice to tag them with something other than just "Art". Any ideas? Adding "Comics" would probably give the impression that comics are allowed.

For example: http://www.biblio.gs/book/49381-Mythology-The-DC-Comics-Art-of-Alex-Ross
typoman2
2 years ago
Speculative Fiction

Not Science Fiction … more like E.T.A. Hoffmann or Stephen King or Edgar Allan Poe, no setting in the future or another planet required …
In Germany a different branch … "Phantastika" and "Science Fiction"
"Phantastika" doesn't equal "Fantasy" either …
emilianito1972
2 years ago
Image & Sound, HiFi
Apes-Ma
2 years ago
"Aviation"

Or separate tags for "Civil Aviation" and "Military Aviation".
I've got quite a few books on this subject, and I just want to make sure I tag them correctly. :)
seburns
Staff
2 years ago
Hi guys, I apologize for the delay getting these in. I've added all the uncontested requests since my last post. If you notice something is missing, please let me know.

@mirva - Would something like Comics Art or Comic Book Art work?
mirva
2 years ago
@mirva - Would something like Comics Art or Comic Book Art work?
I think either one would work. :)

+ Spy Fiction
Neotrinston
2 years ago
Dystopian Fiction?
tompowers64
2 years ago
We probably ought to think about adding keywords to the notes, so that we can cut back on the elephantiasis of the Genres list.
Adambassador
2 years ago
We probably ought to think about adding keywords to the notes, so that we can cut back on the elephantiasis of the Genres list.
I'll take this moment to re-request a tag cloud.

If we can't get a tag cloud, then can we have sub-genres like at Filmogs?
tompowers64
2 years ago
I'll take this moment to re-request a tag cloud.
1000

Seriously, Chivalry is a genre? And as for Courtly Love, that should probably be made a subgenre of Adultery...
jazzcornerneuwied
2 years ago
Have just added a book about ancient and oriental "picture capets" from Egypt with wonderful scans.
What would be the correctr genre?
tompowers64
2 years ago
Art, Cultural History seem fine. Picture Book is probably not a good choice; Picture Books are generally books for young children with pictures and limited text.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picture_book

Similarly, I wouldn't use Picture Book on collections of album covers.
jazzcornerneuwied
2 years ago
That was at the beginning. Will correct my album cover books and the new sub.
Thanks
jazzcornerneuwied
2 years ago
Looking at my submitted Down Beat record review books I think this would be a useful genre "Reviews" or "Record Reviews". How about that.
tompowers64
2 years ago
Why not just use Music, Criticism for record reviews?

The Genres are getting completely out of control. Every time someone thinks of a keyword, it gets added to the Genres. Not every subject is a Genre. Why don't we ease up on the Genres, and start adding some keywords to our notes?
mirva
2 years ago
No matter what it is, we need *something*. Unless of course the management is planning to compile a massive list of all genres, sub-genres, subjects and keywords and then dividing it into something manageable.

I'd prefer either adopting an existing taxonomy or using a tag cloud. If we're gonna use the Notes, I'd rather that be a temporary measure. The sub-genre system in Filmogs is not that successful because no one really knows what to put there. And someone would need to decide what is a genre and what a sub-genre.
jazzcornerneuwied
2 years ago
Quote:
"Why not just use Music, Criticism for record reviews? "

The notes cannot be searched for a genre. Record review(s) s is also very a common expression among the collectors. See title of the submitted books
Thanks
tompowers64
2 years ago
Actually, the notes are searchable.
jazzcornerneuwied
2 years ago
Re: subgenre Is it possible to update the software as in Discogs to add a subgenre in [ ...] ?
For example
- reviews [records]
- reviews [books]
- reviews [films]

BTW the expression "criticsism" sounds like the german "Buchkritik" which is not what the english speaking people use. A new genre "review" or "reviews" would be very helpful and could be used on more occasions than only LP reviews. Another suggestion: remove a lot of genres (onetimers ) if you need room and select those which have the chance to be used quite often.
Thanks
ziggiole
1 year ago
New genre:
Gardening ( or plants; or fauna at least)
The closest genre at the moment is 'crafts/ Hobby and seeing all those sub-sub-sub genres about all kind of issues I thought there would be room for ' Gardening' too.
seburns
Staff
1 year ago
Sorry for the long delay between replies, guys.

I get what you're saying about the genre list becoming too large. I'll be speaking with the Devs about the possibility of adding subgenres like Filmogs or using a tag cloud.

In the meantime, I've added the following: Comics Art, Spy Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, Gardening and Reviews.
emilianito1972
1 year ago
I have found a magazine about cars https://www.biblio.gs/book/95797-Top-Auto-No135-Enero-2001 so maybe Cars or Automobile or Vehicle as new genre or tag?
Adambassador
1 year ago
We do have Motoring already
Adambassador
1 year ago
We do have Motoring already
emilianito1972
1 year ago
@Adambassador thk you
ahr2nd
1 year ago
Disability Studies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disability_studies
mirva
1 year ago
Social Science: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_science
Profoundemonium
1 year ago
Animation (I have added a few magazines about kids cartoons)
Fanzine (Maybe this should be a format instead)
emilianito1972
1 year ago
I asked bout Fanzine as format but they gave us Zine :)
Profoundemonium
1 year ago
I didn't know that, thanks!
seburns
Staff
1 year ago
I've added Disability Studies, Social Science and Animation.
dmitryy
1 year ago
How to mark "anthology"? Is it a genre?
https://www.biblio.gs/book/98928-Hong-Kong-Somewhere-Between-Heaven-And-Earth
mirva
1 year ago
I've been thinking about it too, but I've not been quite sure whether it's a format or a genre.

But considering that all the literary forms (novel, short story, etc.) are in the genre list, anthology is probably better there than in the format list (which seems to be strictly for physical attributes atm). :)
emilianito1972
1 year ago
My apinion, if a book is an anthology something like a compilation of stories, of poems, and also it's largely used in literary world so I'd tend to tag it as a description (check Discogs description list) Not a genre, not a format.
mirva
1 year ago
But we don't have a description field... :(
emilianito1972
1 year ago
We could open a new forum thread, compile a list of Descriptions and discuss about it
ahr2nd
1 year ago
Thanks, seburns.
Profoundemonium
1 year ago
Hour about Tourism? Travel doesn't really cover this:
https://www.biblio.gs/book/101939-No-1-One-Royal-Crescent
Profoundemonium
1 year ago
*How, not hour!
mirva
1 year ago
Evolutionary biology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolutionary_biology
Evolutionary psychology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolutionary_psychology
seburns
Staff
1 year ago
I've added Tourism, Evolutionary Biology and Evolutionary Psychology.
Adambassador
1 year ago
When should we address the religion issue?

We have sub-categories of science and other genres, but not religion.

I'm thinking
Christianity
Islam
Judaism
Satanism
Witchcraft
Buddhism
Hinduism
Native American Religions
and the list goes on

and then there are the subsets of each of those categories
mirva
1 year ago
At least Witchcraft is already on the list, but I agree that the others should be added.
mirva
1 year ago
Techno-thriller: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/techno%E2%80%93thriller
exdeath
1 year ago
Hard Science Fiction
Science Fantasy
Gen_u_flect
1 year ago
Hermeticism

Magick
emilianito1972
1 year ago
Luxury
Navigation
elahrairah
1 year ago
Childcare

or

Parenting

or

Child Development

or something like that. you can tell there's not many parents around here! :D


also, can we get Pamphlet added as a format please?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamphlet

ParkerLewis50
1 year ago
Football/Soccer (There´s a lot of literature and magazines about football over here in europe)
emilianito1972
1 year ago
<also, can="" we="" get="" pamphlet="" added="" as="" a="" format="" please?="" <br="">For format descriptions you can use this thread https://www.biblio.gs/forum/2362-format-suggestions
emilianito1972
1 year ago
also, can we get Pamphlet added as a format please?
seburns
Staff
1 year ago
I've added the above requested genres. Please let me know if I've missed anything.
Gen_u_flect
1 year ago
Speculative Fiction might be a good one to add next round
mirva
1 year ago
Entrepreneurship
Internet
Commerce
E-Commerce
mirva
1 year ago
Art Techniques
mirva
1 year ago
Coloring Book
alexl
1 year ago
It might be a weird one, but drugs - not for things like Trainspotting, but for things like this which I added and drug encyclopaedias etc:

https://www.biblio.gs/book/129919-Spliffs-A-Celebration-of-Cannabis-Culture
seburns
Staff
1 year ago
Hey guys. Sorry for the delay. I've added all the suggestions since my last post.
CowTruck
1 year ago
Supernatural isn`t on there ..... M. R. James et al.
alexl
1 year ago
Is it possible to merge comedy and humor as comedy\humor as both crossover. Something like this could be classed as both:
https://www.biblio.gs/book/120779-A-Feast-of-After-Dinner-Jokes

as could
https://www.biblio.gs/book/132396-Bigger-than-Hitler-Better-than-Christ

as could
https://www.biblio.gs/book/126306-Ha-Bloody-Ha-Comedians-Talking
mirva
1 year ago
Parapsychology
mirva
1 year ago
Divination
Cartomancy
Fortune-telling
mirva
1 year ago
New Age
ParkerLewis50
1 year ago
Didactics
Teenager
MHJH
1 year ago
Graffiti/ Street art
MHJH
1 year ago
Tattoos
Sourcebook
seburns
Staff
1 year ago
@alexl - Maybe just tag the book with both Comedy and Humor? I'm reluctant to combine them in case someone needs to use one without the other.

@ParkerLewis50 - Could 'Young Adult/Youth literature' work for 'Teenager'?

I've added all the others. Please let me know if I missed anything.
ahr2nd
1 year ago
Agree with seburns' suggestions above.
ahr2nd
1 year ago
Cartoons? Not for actual cartoons but for books like this:https://www.biblio.gs/book/137361-The-American-Presidency-in-Political-Cartoons-1776-1976-Revised-Edition
sonnyboythethird
1 year ago
Death and Dying
Psychotherapy (we already have Psychoanalysis but some books tagged thus don't strictly fall within the definition)
Railroad Transportation
Rail Transit Systems (for local systems such as trams and metros)
Industrial Railroads

I've used Dewey Decimal terminology. Sooner or later I think we shall need to come to some accommodation with Dewey.
mirva
1 year ago
I've used Dewey Decimal terminology. Sooner or later I think we shall need to come to some accommodation with Dewey.
There was a discussion about genres about 5 months ago where management was seeking some opinions: https://www.biblio.gs/forum/85445-Genre-Taxonomy-Request-for-input
ahr2nd
1 year ago
Psychotherapy (we already have Psychoanalysis but some books tagged thus don't strictly fall within the definition)
I agree
ahr2nd
1 year ago
Also, once we're splitting "Industrial Railroads" from "Rail Transit Systems" I think it's time to consider a multi-level genre system. Maybe something akin to genres + styles on Discogs? I say this because if were to allow for all of these sub-categories in "Railroads" then just imagine how long the list would become with scientific sub-fields. The drop-down would be a mess.
ahr2nd
1 year ago
*if we were to allow...

(I still agree that psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are absolutely distinct--a distinction publishers are often careful to make obvious.)
sonnyboythethird
1 year ago
I can live with just Railroad Transportation for now. Shall add comments to above thread.
ParkerLewis50
1 year ago
Cars
Oldtimer
Youngtimer
alexl
1 year ago
Also, once we're splitting "Industrial Railroads" from "Rail Transit Systems" I think it's time to consider a multi-level genre system. Maybe something akin to genres + styles on Discogs? I say this because if were to allow for all of these sub-categories in "Railroads" then just imagine how long the list would become with scientific sub-fields. The drop-down would be a mess.

I think a transport category would be good to cover cars, vans as well as rail and air travel. How about maps for rail travel maps, cycle maps, air and water. Just to keep the categories down?
sonnyboythethird
1 year ago
I think a transport category would be good to cover cars, vans as well as rail and air travel. How about maps for rail travel maps, cycle maps, air and water. Just to keep the categories down?

We need to strike a balance between the number of categories and the number of likely entries in each. Adding up all the books ever written about transport of every kind must easily run into hundreds of thousands. It then becomes impractical to use transport as a search or browse term because of the huge number of results. The range of subject matter covered buy books is much wider than musical genres/styles to Discogs and with a multi-level system there can be differences of opinion about what the parent category should be. Maps is just one example. Does a railway map belong under railways or maps?
alexl
1 year ago
A few current categories could be combined: Humor and Comedy for example.
Eyeball.
1 year ago
Post-Apocalyptic
alexl
1 year ago
"Post-Apocalyptic"

Does this come under Dystopian Fiction?
ahr2nd
1 year ago
Gay / Lesbian Studies
alexl
1 year ago
"Gay / Lesbian Studies"

How about Gay\Lesbian interest or just Gay\Lesbian? The reason I say this is we can add fictional books to this category such as Oranges are not the only fruit and screenplays, photo books etc as it will save adding a Gay\Lesbian fiction later.
seburns
Staff
1 year ago
I've added most of the requested genres with the following exceptions.

@ParkerLewis50 - I've added 'Automobiles/Cars'. What are 'Oldtimer' and 'Youngtimer'?

@Eyeball. - I do think 'Dystopian Fiction' is a better term than 'Post-Apocalyptic', unless there's something you think it doesn't cover.

@ahr2nd & alexl - I've added 'LGBTQ Studies/Fiction'. Please let me know if you feel strongly about separating those.
p.adkins
1 year ago
"Critical Theory" please
seburns
Staff
1 year ago
I've added Critical Theory.
mirva
1 year ago
About "Juvenile Delinquents" -
https://www.biblio.gs/forum/170103-Genres

Would another term work, like "Juvenile Deliquency", or "Juvenile Crime"?

Because tbh, "Juvenile Delinquents" sounds a lot more like a subject, and that's why it feels so awkward as a genre. I know that's what vintage paperback collectors call it, but they also have "Sleaze", which is not necessarily directly transferable to a database.

But in general I have nothing against adding it to the list.
mirva
1 year ago
Astrophysics
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Engineering
fiorani
1 year ago
Anthology
mirva
1 year ago
Earth Sciences
sharpmath
1 year ago
There is a Games genre, but how about the following:

Gamebook (e.g. Choose Your Own Adventure, etc.)
Role Playing Game (Dungeons & Dragons, etc.)
sharpmath
1 year ago
Here are resources for:

Gamebooks
https://gamebooks.org

Role-Playing Games
https://rpggeek.com
seburns
Staff
1 year ago
I've added Juvenile Delinquency because that seems more like a genre name than Delinquents.

@fiorani - Anthology seems more like a format to me.

I've added all the rest, but let me know if I've missed anything.
fiorani
1 year ago
You had me questioning my definition of "anthology," but I think I'm right. I see your point of "format," but a compilation of one's works should also be a genre in addition to any other genre (poetry, short stories, etc) it might be. Would you use "short stories" in an anthology of someone's magazine or newspaper articles?
ksdfjsldfj
1 year ago
I think Anthology is something like (recurrent Discogs, sorry) compilation so I think it could fit in a future list of Format description
sharpmath
1 year ago
I'm thinking we should add:

Music Production

I sure there is some overlap, but that way we can differentiate between the topic of music listening and music creation.
alexl
1 year ago
Should Music Production be an About\Subject or a genre? I agree it does need a category though.
ahr2nd
1 year ago
I think genre makes more sense, though I'd prefer that we see something like a Genre / Style system eventually. Amazon's hierarchy is actually very good, I think.

See, here, for instance: https://www.amazon.com/best-sellers-books-Amazon/zgbs/books

To give an example, Elizabeth DeLoughrey's <i>Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures</i> is: "Books > Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Regional & Cultural > Caribbean & Latin American"

Also: Indigenous Studies, please.
ahr2nd
1 year ago
(Are we ever going to be able to edit these posts? It's really a nuisance.)
Auribus
1 year ago
Just added a poetry anthology. Definitely need anthology as a genre.
ksdfjsldfj
1 year ago
We need Anthology as description, imo a book may be an anthology of poems, short stories, etc
Auribus
12 months ago
Please can I have Botany.
fiorani
12 months ago
Calling "anthology" a "Description" (as defined by the Bibliogs layout) would be incorrect...it shouldn't define a book like "hardcover" or "audiobook." However, "Genre" also has "picture book" so "anthology" should be another pick from the "Genre" list.
ksdfjsldfj
12 months ago
When I read definitions about "Anthology" I can't linked with the idea of genre:
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors
2. any printed collection of literary pieces, songs, works of art, etc
fiorani
12 months ago
Is there a better place for "anthology" than "Genre?" Is "picture book" a genre? My thought is they're both the same level, no matter what is chosen. They're more akin to "Genre" than "Format."
ahr2nd
12 months ago
I think "anthology" and "novel" are literary forms, no? The same is true of "essay" and even "poem." True, most bookstores will have an Essays or Letters section, but it isn't a genre of writing in the same way that science fiction or history is.
ahr2nd
12 months ago
That is, history --> content / essay --> form, and hardcover --> format. That seems reasonable to me.
ksdfjsldfj
12 months ago
Well, there are some terms included in Bibliogs 's list of genres that they are not genres IMO (but maybe I'm wrong) as: Picture Book, Young Adult, Children's Literature, Rock, and many others, some of them could better fit in "Subject/about" role.
As I noted months ago literary genres should be accepted after discussion, as on Discogs. Heavy Metal is not a genre IMO, even some of my old contributions could not be genres...
Children's literature is only about age. There are children's books about fscience fiction, adventure, romance, fairy, etc
p.adkins
12 months ago
I would be in favour of a fairly standardised list of genre than the laissez faire approach so far.

I think, in terms of genre, less is more, for clarity if nothing else. Philosophy and Critical Theory could be one category for instance. Radio Play should come under Drama.

It wouldn't take much research to draw up a standardised list.
Auribus
12 months ago
Wikipedia provides a list of writing genres (literary genres): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_writing_genres
MunnauQ
12 months ago
Qoutes --> https://www.biblio.gs/book/197684-Zitatenhandbuch-Fur-Politiker-Journalisten-Manager-Redner-Kunstler-Wissenschaftler-Erzieher-Studenten
MunnauQ
12 months ago
Quotation --> https://www.biblio.gs/book/197684-Zitatenhandbuch-Fur-Politiker-Journalisten-Manager-Redner-Kunstler-Wissenschaftler-Erzieher-Studenten
ahr2nd
11 months ago
Also, we ought to have political science. To my mind, "politics" encompasses things by political pundits and contemporary "current events" type publications, and not academic work.
ahr2nd
11 months ago
And art criticism? This book compiles a number of review that were first published in a magazine: https://www.biblio.gs/book/198640-The-Perpetual-Guest-Art-in-the-Unfinished-Present
alexl
11 months ago
"And art criticism? This book compiles a number of review that were first published in a magazine"

I personally would use both Art and Criticism which are already available. Where do we draw the line separate category for Music Criticism, Film Criticism, Historical Criticism?
seburns
Staff
11 months ago
Hi everyone,

I've added the requests since the last time I posted.

For anthology, since it doesn't easily fit into formats, I've gone ahead and added it as a genre, in the spirit of having several tags that describe a book.

For the requests for a more structured genre list, if we can agree on one, I can query the devs on how/if we could mass update what's already in the DB.
ksdfjsldfj
11 months ago
"a more structured genre list"
+1 oh yes please, just starting a basic list of literary genres, discuss, voting and dev.
later same with subgenres. A student book of literature has a basic list, even maybe some user is a teacher...

"For anthology"
Not a genre, ok, not a phisical format ok but you know, seburns there is a request for dev a future humble description section started by mirva: https://www.biblio.gs/forum/104162-Format-description-field
mirva
11 months ago
Well, since Novel, Essay, Short Story, etc are in the format list, Anthology is actually better there.

But - is there a reason why "Board book" is both in the format and genre list?
ahr2nd
11 months ago
Thanks, seburns. I appreciate the help.
ahr2nd
11 months ago
Alternative Medicine?
ahr2nd
11 months ago
Club Directory? (Or Organization Directory?) This one isn't ephemera but a cloth-bound volume.
alexl
11 months ago
Homoeopathy and Alternative Medicine sounds like an about\subject to me.
mirva
11 months ago
To me they would seem to fit in the current list of genres just fine. I know they are not necessarily genres, but a lot of stuff in the list isn't. Actually most of the stuff isn't.
mirva
11 months ago
FYI - Speculative Fiction is listed twice. First after Short Stories, and then after Southern Gothic.
mirva
11 months ago
Since so many users are not happy about the current genre list, I've made a list of how we could possibly reduce the genre list, and keep it perhaps only for literary/writing forms/genres, and move everything else to credits (About/Subject):
https://www.biblio.gs/wiki/Genre-list-suggestion

Note that the list is *very* rough, so there might be some mistakes. Any feedback, suggestion, and discussion is more than welcome. I just wanted to get the ball rolling.
mirva
11 months ago
I actually started a separate thread for it, no need to hide the possible discussion here.
https://www.biblio.gs/forum/204562-Suggestion-to-change-the-genre-list
sound.and.vision
10 months ago
antiquing please (for antique price guide reference books)
Auribus
10 months ago
I would think antiquing is a subject rather than a genre.
Auribus
10 months ago
Mirva I have had a look at the list that you prepared and it looks great. I noticed one omission and that is Religion from the genre list.
sound.and.vision
10 months ago
Actually yes, thinking about it Auribus I think you are correct.
ahr2nd
10 months ago
I really don't mind so much what we have in place, though I think some sort of tiered system (like genre & style on Discogs) would be preferable to using "about" for anything other than proper names.

And was LGBT ever added? I think a simple "LGBT" would due (encompassing fiction, LGBT studies, books about navigating laws re. adoption, relationship help, etc.) and then perhaps "Queer Theory."
ahr2nd
10 months ago
*would do, that is
Bacchanalia
8 months ago
I found a book listed with the genre 'Book of hours' and eagerly clicked on it thinking someone had listed a Christian devotional illustrated manuscript from the Middle Ages.

I was slightly disappointed to find it was actually a copy of 'Sacré Tryphon ! - Agenda Tintin 1995' by Hergé: https://www.bookogs.com/book/63313-Sacre-Tryphon-Agenda-Tintin-1995

I believe this publication is some sort of calendar or diary. The closest genre to 'Diary' I could find is 'Journal' and I have changed the genre from 'Book of hours' to this.

Should 'Diary' be added to the list of genres?
alexl
8 months ago
Diary doesn't need adding it would come under Memoir.
kitchi-gummi
8 months ago
I'm not sure if they would be appropriate under genre, or would be better listed as a subject, but I would like to see the addition of a couple of my favorite book types considered:
Nostalgia
and
Americana

Bookog
8 months ago
Memoir - a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge. An essay on a learned subject.

Diary - a book in which one keeps a daily record of events and experiences. A book with spaces for each day of the year in which one notes appointments or information.

I am pretty certain 'Sacré Tryphon ! - Agenda Tintin 1995' isn't a memoir.
kitchi-gummi
8 months ago
Meteorology and Climatology
davilona
7 months ago
Russian History, Russian Literature...perhaps for other countries/regions where requested, as long as we're using genre as "tags" of sorts.
davilona
7 months ago
and Former USSR (not Russia proper) lit/history would be on my wish list.
kitchi-gummi
7 months ago
Labor Studies
kitchi-gummi
7 months ago
Steampunk
mirva
7 months ago
Light Novel
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_novel
kitchi-gummi
6 months ago
Sword and Sorcery
ksdfjsldfj
6 months ago
Courtroom Drama
Is a subgenre of Drama
You can check exemples here: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/courtroom-drama
mirva
6 months ago
Supernatural isn`t on there ..... M. R. James et al.
Making a second request for Supernatural Fiction.

https://www.bookogs.com/forum/249553-Supernatural-Fiction
https://www.bookogs.com/forum/260934-Supernatural-Fiction

It does seem to overlap some existing genres though, and used in a pretty broad sense overall, but if people find it useful, then I think it should be added.
lamplightcellartunes
6 months ago
Really need Development Studies, or just Development and/or Third World

Marxism? Or no schools of thought?

Radical politics, Revolutionary Theory or similar

Anarchism
Bacchanalia
6 months ago
Anarchism exists as an About/Subject credit: https://www.bookogs.com/credit/229354-Anarchism
lamplightcellartunes
6 months ago
Aesthetics
ironymouse
4 months ago
Philately
Numismatics
Deltiology
ironymouse
4 months ago
Vexillologi
ironymouse
4 months ago
Ornithology
Bacchanalia
4 months ago
I think that should be Vexillology.
mirva
3 months ago
Translating and Interpreting
Writing Systems

Anthropological Linguistics
https://www.britannica.com/science/anthropological-linguistics

Computational Linguistics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computational_linguistics

Forensic Linguistics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forensic_linguistics

Historical Linguistics
https://www.britannica.com/science/historical-linguistics

Mathematical Linguistics
http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199772810/obo-9780199772810-0029.xml

Neurolinguistics
https://www.linguisticsociety.org/resource/neurolinguistics

Phonetics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonetics

Phonology
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonology

Psycholinguistics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psycholinguistics
aerindale
3 months ago
Suspense
Psychological Thriller
Classic
Women's Health
Men's Health
degm
2 months ago
Sewing
kitchi-gummi
2 months ago
African American Studies
westpier
2 months ago
Counter Culture
mirva
2 months ago
Noir Fiction

From: https://www.bookogs.com/forum/758-new-credit-role-requests
GruenerTee
2 months ago
Paleontology
GruenerTee
2 months ago
Numismatics
GruenerTee
1 month ago
Symbolism
CowTruck
1 month ago
Supernatural Fiction ..... I'm fed up with asking
kitchi-gummi
1 month ago
Archaeoastronomy
mirva
1 month ago
I'm fed up with asking
Nothing has been added for 10 months. I wonder why?
phasics
1 month ago
Bibliology
GruenerTee
4 days ago
Narrative Poem
GruenerTee
4 days ago
Chivalric romance