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Subject Headings for African American Materials
     

Subject Headings for African American Materials

by Lorene Byron Brown
 

Brown's work offers subject access to materials on all aspects of African American life and culture-from the A.M.E. Church to zoning. Using the same format as the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), the book lists approximately 3,000 subject headings that are interfaced with and interlinked to the LCSH and provide a logical continuum for the subject access

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Brown's work offers subject access to materials on all aspects of African American life and culture-from the A.M.E. Church to zoning. Using the same format as the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), the book lists approximately 3,000 subject headings that are interfaced with and interlinked to the LCSH and provide a logical continuum for the subject access of materials on the African American experience in the United States. As a supplement to LCSH, this list will be invaluable to catalogers. Useful as a search tool for patrons of academic, public, special, and school library/information centers, the book will also serve library professionals in collection development and benefit students and faculty involved with African American studies.

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Library Journal
Brown, an associate professor at the Clark Atlanta School of Library and Information Studies, has prepared an extensive listing of over 3000 subject headings related to the African American experience. She has derived these headings from 14 standard sources, including African American histories and the latest Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) updates. The headings are presented in standard LCSH format, complete with term relationships, LC class numbers, and scope notes. Brown's work is not a radical departure from conventional LC headings and practices. Her two basic recommended changes are the use of "African American" for "Afro-American" and "Historically Black Colleges and Universities" for "Universities and Colleges, Black" and "African American Universities and Colleges." She also used specifically African American persons and institutions as examples to illustrate the use of standard subdivisions. This important work of serious but practical scholarship deserves consideration for inclusion on most catalogers' bookshelves and should also be considered by reference staffs to make better use of their databases. The CD-ROM version was not seen by this reviewer.-Rodger Smith, Charleston Cty. Lib., S.C.
Booknews
Provides subject access for materials on all aspects of African- American life and culture using the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), listing some 5,000 subject headings that are interfaced and interlinked with LCSH, to be used as an accompaniment to and not as a replacement for LCSH. For librarians and information professionals. A CD-ROM version is also available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563082528
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/1995
Pages:
118
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia.

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