Guidelines for Literary Form in Polaris
DBM 1-8-18: The Literary Form facet in PowerPAC is populated by the Literary Form fixed field. Database Management Committee reviewed recommendations from both the PAS and Technical Services Advisory groups.
For print materials only, libraries will assign at minimum a literary form of either 0 (Not fiction) or 1 (Fiction).
Libraries can use more specific values Short stories, Poetry, etc.) if desired.
It is recommended that novels should be coded as 1 for Fiction instead of f for novels.