Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:42052378

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

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The twenty-second edition of Library of Congress subject headings (LCSH 22) contains subject headings created by catalogers and used in cataloging at the Library of Congress since 1998.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Lois Mai Chan

Publisher: Steve Parish

ISBN: PURD:32754061136093

Category: Cataloging

Page: 65

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This resource attempts to describe the principles that underlie the structure of the Library of Congress subject headings system and the policies that govern the assignment of subject headings to LC MARC records.

Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings

Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Vanda Broughton

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856046183

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.