Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Vanda Broughton

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856046184

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are increasingly seen as 'the' English language controlled vocabulary, despite their lack of a theoretical foundation, and their evident US bias. In mapping exercises between national subject heading lists, and in exercises in digital resource organization and management, LCSH are often chosen because of the lack of any other widely accepted English language standard for subject cataloguing. It is therefore important that the basic nature of LCSH, their advantages, and their limitations, are well understood both by LIS practitioners and those in the wider information community. Information professionals who attended library school before 1995 - and many more recent library school graduates - are unlikely to have had a formal introduction to Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Paraprofessionals who undertake cataloguing are similarly unlikely to have enjoyed an induction to the broad principles of LCSH. This is the first compact guide to LCSH written from a UK viewpoint. Key topics include: • background and history of LCSH • subject heading lists • structure and display in LCSH • form of entry • application of LCSH • document analysis • main headings • topical, geographical and free-floating sub-divisions • building compound headings • name headings • headings for literature, art, music, history and law • LCSH in the online environment. Readership: There is a strong emphasis throughout on worked examples and practical exercises in the application of the scheme, and a full glossary of terms is supplied. No prior knowledge or experience of subject cataloguing is assumed. This is an indispensable guide to LCSH for practitioners and students alike.

Library of Congress Subject Headings in Philosophy

Author: Barbara L. Berman

Publisher: Bowling Green State Univ philosophy


Category: Philosophy

Page: 249

View: 2037

Designed for both catalogers and library users, this thesaurus presents terms already in use as Library of Congress subject headings. The introduction gives the history of the Library of Congress subject heading system as well as instructions for using the book. The volume will aid the user in successfully performing searches by using fruitful terminology. It will aid the cataloger in assigning subjects to works in a consistent fashion, continuing the crucial process that provides the library with its orderliness. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Learn Library of Congress Subject Access Second North American Edition

Author: Jacki Ganendran,Lynn Farkas

Publisher: Totalrecall Publication Incorporated

ISBN: 9781590958094

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 1807

LEARN LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT ACCESS Second North American Edition A Practical Workbook For Learning Library of Congress Subject Access Two experienced library educators and librarians take a practical approach in teaching subject access, focusing on Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual. They provide plentiful, clear explanations and examples; numerous exercises with answers; a glossary; a bibliography; and an index. The authors also include free-floating subdivisions, pattern headings and MARC codes for ease of use. This second edition reflects practices as recorded in the 28th edition (2005) of Library of Congress Subject Headings and the online version of the Subject Cataloging Manual current in December 2006. The book is suited to the needs of students of librarianship, both at the professional/masters level and at the paraprofessional/technician level, and to library staff seeking to upgrade their knowledge and skills.a useful self-teaching or classroom text. It should be considered for supplementary use even by teachers who may not assign it as a regular text, as its thorough explanations and exercises will be useful in any related teaching situation. Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services review of the first edition Learn Library of Congress Subject Access is one of nine study guides in the Library Education Series. Please see the back of this book for a complete listing, or visit for more information. Jacki Ganendran is a highly experienced educator who has taught library and information science in universities and colleges of technicaleducation and has also worked as a corporate trainer and workshop facilitator. She began her library career as a cataloger at the National Library of Australia in the 1980s and has been a library manager and an educational manager. She currently works as both an educator and a therapist. Lynn Farkas is currently director of Lynn Farkas Information Services, a consulting company based in Canberra, Australia that specializes in the practical management of organizational knowledge. Her particular interests include subject analysis, thesaurus development for portal sites, knowledge management applications, metadata and database indexing. She has developed national bibliographic databases in health and multiculturalism for the Australian government and indexed for most of the national databases in Australia. Before founding her own company, Lynn worked as a special librarian, indexer and librarianship lecturer, teaching both reference and cataloging subjects. Table of Contents Introduction 1. Introduction to Subject Cataloging 2. Introduction to LCSH 3. Assigning Subject Headings 4. MARC 5. Subdivisions 6. Free Floating Subdivisions & Pattern Headings 7. Geographic Names & Subdivisions 8. Names 9. Subject Authority Files 10. More Practice MARC Codes Answers Free Floating Subdivisions Glossary Bibliography Index

A Practical Guide to Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Karen Snow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538143001


Page: 160

View: 458

Here's a resource that uses language non-catalogers can understand and provides hands-on, user-friendly training in LCSH. The book offers a brief history of LCSH, discusses basic principles of subject analysis, explains the key principles of LCSH, and details how to choose and apply LCSH subject headings and subheadings.