Library Of Congress Subject Headings / Edition 4

Library Of Congress Subject Headings / Edition 4

by Lois Mai Chan
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ABC-CLIO, Incorporated


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Library Of Congress Subject Headings / Edition 4

This book is the only comprehensive treatise on the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) system. It offers users a complete and definitive guide to a challenging area of study. Chan presents a brief history of the system, analyzes its principles, and describes its vocabulary and subject authority control. She then discusses the application of LC subject headings to LC MARC records and outlines the Library of Congress's policies on the assignment of subject headings in general and the treatment of certain types of materials in particular. This new edition updates the text according to policies governing current practices in using LCSH, and the highlighted relevance of LCSH in the global electronic environment. Part 3, completely rewritten, includes a chapter on FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), which is an LCSH-based controlled vocabulary for electronic resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591581567
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Series: Library and Information Science Text Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 568
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Lois Mai Chan is Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky.

Table of Contents


Principles, Form, and Structure


Basic Principles

Forms of Main Headings


Subject Authority Control and Maintenance


Assigning Subject Headings

Subject Cataloging of Special Types of Materials

Subject Areas Requiring Special Treatment

Current and Future Prospects

Library of Congress Subject Headings in the Electronic Environment

Fast: Faceted Application of Subject Terminology

Appendix A: Library of Congress Bibliographic Records with MARC 21 Coding

Appendix B: Free-Floating Subdivisions: Form and Topical

Appendix C: Free Floating Subdivisions: Names of Persons

Appendix D: Free Floating Subdivisions: Names of Places

Appendix E: General Reference Sources Used In Establishing Headings

Appendix F: First-Order Political Divisions of the Exceptional Countries

Appendix G: MARC 21 Coding for Subject Information

Appendix H: Abbreviations

Appendix I: Capitalization

Appendix J: Puntuation




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