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Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 120

Library of Congress Subject Headings

The first comprehensive theoretical treatise on Library of Congress subject headings, this important book provides an analysis of the Library of Congress subject heading system and its application. Library of Congress Subject Headings aims to help improve the clarity of the system, increase consistency and arrangement, increase the number of effective access points, facilitate the interaction of the system with the computer, and generally to make the Library of Congress subject heading system and its application of even greater value to the cataloger and the user. Practicing catalogers, library school personnel, advanced students, and any professional who is very knowledgeable about and seri...

Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings

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...

A Practical Guide to Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 182

A Practical Guide to Library of Congress Subject Headings

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.

Subject Headings
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 140
The LCSH Century
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 260

The LCSH Century

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-06-03
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The LCSH Century traces the 100-year history of the Library of Congress Subject Headings, from its beginning with the implementation of a dictionary catalog in 1898 to the present day. You will explore the most significant changes in LCSH policies and practices, including a summary of other contributions celebrating the centennial of the world's most popular library subject heading language.

Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 549

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Presents the only comprehensive treatise on the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) system, now fully updated to address LCSH in the electronic environment.

Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 65

Library of Congress Subject Headings

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.

Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 126

Library of Congress Subject Headings

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-02-01
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The first comprehensive theoretical treatise on Library of Congress subject headings, this important book provides an analysis of the Library of Congress subject heading system and its application. Library of Congress Subject Headings aims to help improve the clarity of the system, increase consistency and arrangement, increase the number of effective access points, facilitate the interaction of the system with the computer, and generally to make the Library of Congress subject heading system and its application of even greater value to the cataloger and the user. Practicing catalogers, library school personnel, advanced students, and any professional who is very knowledgeable about and seri...

A Practical Guide to Library of Congress Classification
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 172

A Practical Guide to Library of Congress Classification

A Practical Guide to Library of Congress Classification is a hands-on introduction to LC Classification. The book examines each part of the LCC call number and how it is assembled and guides the reader through each step of finding and constructing LCC class numbers in Classification Web (the primary resource used to access LCC). Chapter coverage is complete: 1. Introduction 2. Library of Congress Classification in a Nutshell 3. Breaking Down the Library of Congress Call Number 4. Dates 5. Cutters 6. LCC in Classification Web 7. Basic LCC Call Number Building 8. Advanced Call Number Building 9. Classifying Fiction in LCC 10. Finding and using LCC Resources Exercises at the end of most chapters give readers immediate practice with what they just learned. Answers to the exercises are provided at the end of the book. By the end of the book readers will be able to build an LCC call number on their own.