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Online Doc The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (FSAIG) met at the ALA Midwinter 2018--summary

by Magda El-Sherbini on Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 02:43 pm

 

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (FSAIG) met at the ALA Midwinter in Denver on Saturday, February 10th - 4:30-5:30 pm.This is a summary of the meeting: There were 71 attendees.

 

 

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (FSAIG) met at the ALA Midwinter in Denver on Saturday, February 10th - 4:30-5:30 pm.This is a summary of the meeting: There were 71 attendees.

 

  1. Using MARC Facets for Music with Primo: Kelly McGrath discussed some of the problems and potential solutions to music cataloging. Currently in LCSH, subject headings are not together by instrument, so when searching for pieces with specific instrumentation users must perform multiple searches and can’t browse lists easily. Music catalogers also run into the problem of using fields such as the 048 which is a place to code the instruments used in a piece, but since most systems don’t take advantage of the field, many don’t code the field. Recently with the removal of genre and form headings from LCSH, music headings have also been reviewed and LCMPT (Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music) was created, and while it is an improvement it is not perfect. New MARC fields have also been created to assist with some of the problems. McGrath’s library and the consortium they are part of have developed their own search engine, based on Primo, to better assist those searching for music. They are using the 048 and have added some extra subfields to code for total number of parts in a piece and genre. They also use the new 382 field. Using the information coded in these two fields they created a facetted search that allows searchers to find pieces by instrument or voice, number of performers, and medium of performance among others things. One of the difficulties that they have run into is that because of incomplete coding in older pieces search results are incomplete, leading them to contemplate a retrospective conversion and hope that the new 382 fields will become standard across databases and amongst catalogers.
  2. OCLC FAST Update: Diane Vizine-Goetz gave an update on FAST and shared the results of a FAST survey that went out a few months ago. OCLC has added the ability in ImportFAST for pilot users to suggest new FAST headings that are either personal or corporate names and topical headings consistent with FAST. They are also reformatting event headings from 111s to 147s and have proposed new subfields for place and date. The FAST survey that went out was used to gauge interest in FAST, she shared a few of the initial results, and the final results will be released shortly after ALA.

 

 

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Event ALCTS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Meeting at ALA Midwinter 2018

by Magda El-Sherbini on Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 02:25 pm

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (FSAIG) provides a forum to discuss the theory and use of vocabularies designed for faceted subject access. Please Join us in Denver to hear presentations and discussions involving the Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) headings.

 

Date and time: Saturday, February 10th - 4:30-5:30 pm

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (FSAIG) provides a forum to discuss the theory and use of vocabularies designed for faceted subject access. Please Join us in Denver to hear presentations and discussions involving the Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) headings.

 

Date and time: Saturday, February 10th - 4:30-5:30 pm

Location: Colorado Convention Center, Room 303

What: Presentations and discussion about the theory and use of vocabularies designed for faceted subject access

 

Title: Using MARC Facets for Music with Primo: Strategies and Challenges
Many libraries have not yet taken advantage of newer, specialized MARC fields for music, such as medium of performance (382), numeric designation of musical work (383) and musical key (384). This presentation will describe how the Orbis Cascade Alliance has created facets for these fields for Ex Libris' Primo discovery interface using Primo's normalization rules. It will discuss challenges for manipulating the MARC data for coherent display and unresolved usability issues.
Presenter: Kelley McGrath, Metadata Management Librarian, University of Oregon Libraries
Email: kelleym@uoregon.edu

  

Title: OCLC FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) Project Update, Specifically an update on FAST survey

Presenter: Diane Vizine-Goetz,OCLC - Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research

Email: vizine@oclc.org

 

Title: Open discussion on the theory and use  of vocabularies designed for faceted subject access

Moderated by Magda El-Sherbini and Lynn Gates

 

 

Magda El-Sherbini: Co-Chair el-sherbini.1@osu.edu

Lynn Gates: Co- Chair lgates@uccs.edu

 

 

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Online Doc ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Meeting ALA Annual 2017 -- June 24

by Magda El-Sherbini on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 09:41 am

ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Meeting

ALA Annual 2017

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (FSAIG) provides a forum to discuss the theory and use of vocabularies designed for faceted subject access. Join us in Chicago to hear three presentations involving the Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) headings.

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Hilton Chicago, Continental B

 

ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Meeting

ALA Annual 2017

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (FSAIG) provides a forum to discuss the theory and use of vocabularies designed for faceted subject access. Join us in Chicago to hear three presentations involving the Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) headings.

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Hilton Chicago, Continental B

 

OCLC FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) Project Update

Eric Childress, Consulting Community Manager, OCLC Research

The latest update from the OCLC FAST Project.

 

FAST and improving Resource Discoverability for Non-Roman Language Collections

Magda El-Sherbini, Head of Collection Description and Access Department, Ohio State University

Providing subject access to non-English materials using Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is a challenge not only for catalogers, but also for users who don’t know the structure of the LCSH. In many cases, the terms used in the LCSH are not equivalent in meaning to those in non-English languages. The current practice of OCLC to convert the LCSH to FAST terms opens new possibilities for improving resource discoverability and access to non-English collections. The presentation will address the following questions:

--Can MARC21 records be utilized to display non-English subject terms in the integrated library system (ILS)?

--To maximize discoverability of materials, can non-English terms be linked to FAST subject terms?

--Can users search the library catalog by subject terms in their preferred languages, e.g., Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, or French?

 

FAST Times in Digital Repository Metadata Remediation

Rachel Jaffe, Metadata Librarian, University of California, Santa Cruz

Presently the Metadata Services department at UC Santa Cruz is engaged in a digital repository metadata remediation project in anticipation of both a possible DAMS migration and a transition to linked data. As part of our effort to control and reconcile the controlled, uncontrolled and out-of-control vocabulary terms appearing in our metadata, we are exploring the viability, feasibility and impacts of mapping our LC and other subject terms to FAST. Key issues that have arisen include:

--End user tasks:  How do want to deal with our pre-coordinated LC headings?  How will un-coordinating them impact search and retrieval?  Do we want to replace LC terms with FAST, or provide both?

--Workflow:  How do we train catalogers to assign FAST headings?  Should catalogers supply FAST headings, or is it more expedient to use automated processes (e.g. OpenRefine, MarcEdit or OCLC’s tools) to convert assigned LC headings?  How do we work around the limitations of particular tools?

--Community:  What are other institutions doing?  Has there been any assessment?  Is faceted access just a trend or are we adding value?  Is that value long-term value?

 

How to get FAST fast? Automating LCSH to FAST heading conversion with FAST Linked Data API

Lucas Mak, Metadata and Catalog Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries

Lisa Lorenzo, Metadata Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries

Within the Michigan State University Libraries’ Islandora digital repository, metadata development and maintenance is informed by best practices for discoverability and interface usability and design. Together, these factors led the MSUL digital repository team to implement FAST heading usage across all collections in the repository. FAST headings allow for succinct subject description and intuitive faceting as well as a cleaner display than complex, compound subject strings. In addition to use in display, FAST headings also lend themselves to conversion to linked data formats due to their more accurate assignment of URIs to individual subject strings.

In order to realize these benefits, an XSLT process was developed to convert LCSHs in metadata records into corresponding FAST headings utilizing OCLC’s FAST Linked Data API. An additional conversion was implemented specifically for the ProQuest’s UMI topical headings in our ETD collection. On top of the FAST subject string, URIs were also captured to enable our linked data experiment with schema.org and JSON-LD.

 

 

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Discussion FSAIG Presentations from Midwinter Meeting 2017

by Sarah Wallbank on Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 11:34 am

At ALA Midwinter John Chapman, from OCLC, updated us on the latest activities of OCLC's FAST Project. He also pointed out OCLC's new email list focused on faceted controlled vocabularies used in libraries, archives and museums, FACETVOC-L (this is a great place for questions and discussion related to faceted vocabularies and their uses!)

Janis Young, from the Library of Congress, followed with a very timely presentation on LC's new faceted vocabularies: Enhancing Access to Resources with LC’s Faceted Vocabularies.

At ALA Midwinter John Chapman, from OCLC, updated us on the latest activities of OCLC's FAST Project. He also pointed out OCLC's new email list focused on faceted controlled vocabularies used in libraries, archives and museums, FACETVOC-L (this is a great place for questions and discussion related to faceted vocabularies and their uses!)

Janis Young, from the Library of Congress, followed with a very timely presentation on LC's new faceted vocabularies: Enhancing Access to Resources with LC’s Faceted Vocabularies.

Links for more information on the OCLC FAST Project and the slides from Janis's presentation on the LC vocabularies are below.

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Online Doc FSAIG Presentations from Annual Conference 2016

by Sarah Wallbank on Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

Access to the presentations given at the Faceted Subject Access Interest Group meeting at Annual 2016 in Orlando, Florida is provided below:

Thurstan Young's slides from the presentation, FAST at the British Library, are attached below.

The presentation on Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms by Netanel Ganin, The People were Divided, is available here.

Access to the presentations given at the Faceted Subject Access Interest Group meeting at Annual 2016 in Orlando, Florida is provided below:

Thurstan Young's slides from the presentation, FAST at the British Library, are attached below.

The presentation on Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms by Netanel Ganin, The People were Divided, is available here.

OCLC's update on the FAST Project is available on the Subject Analysis Committee page.

 

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Online Doc FSAIG program at Annual 2016 in Orlando

by Susan Wynne on Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 10:54 am

Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Meeting

ALA Annual 2016

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (FSAIG) provides a forum to discuss the theory and applications related to subject terminology intended for faceted application.  In Orlando, we’ll hear a report on the British Library’s recent consultation on subject indexing and classification standards, as well as an update from OCLC on the FAST Project. Then join in a lively group discussion on the new Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms!

Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Meeting

ALA Annual 2016

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (FSAIG) provides a forum to discuss the theory and applications related to subject terminology intended for faceted application.  In Orlando, we’ll hear a report on the British Library’s recent consultation on subject indexing and classification standards, as well as an update from OCLC on the FAST Project. Then join in a lively group discussion on the new Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms!

 Please join us Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W103B. Add us to your schedule: http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=143263

 British Library Consultation on Subject Indexing and Classification standards applied by the British Library

Thurstan Young, Collection Metadata Analyst, Metadata Standards, British Library

 Thurstan Young will provide a report on the Library’s proposals regarding the Subject Indexing and Classification standards it applies. This will include an overview of the recent consultation to assess the impact on stakeholders should the Library implement FAST in place of LCSH, or selectively adopt abridged Dewey.

OCLC FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) Update

Eric Childress, Consulting Project Manager, OCLC

Group Discussion: “Jewish Men Librarians” is not in LCSH

Led by Netanel Ganin, Metadata Coordinator – Hebrew Specialty, Brandeis University

 When a resource is about a specific group of people, with one or more intersecting identities, LCSH demands that we construct the entire group as an authorized term. (Example: "Gay men, White" has three identities in a single string)

 In effect, this not only creates a great deal of bloat (filling LCSH with every possible intersection of identities) but also means that the vast majority of terms that may be needed are not available because they haven't been created yet.

 Looking at the newly minted Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT), shows the potential for a creating an authorized heading for each piece of an identity and then post-coordinating them together as needed.

 

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Online Doc ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee program: Pre-Coordinate vs Post-Coordinate Subject Access

by Susan Wynne on Fri, May 13, 2016 at 09:20 am

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group is co-sponsoring the Subject Analysis Committee's program at ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando.

Pre-Coordinate vs Post-Coordinate Subject Access: The Pros and Cons and a Real-Life Experience

Monday, June 27

1:00-2:30 PM

Orange County Convention Center, Room W203

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group is co-sponsoring the Subject Analysis Committee's program at ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando.

Pre-Coordinate vs Post-Coordinate Subject Access: The Pros and Cons and a Real-Life Experience

Monday, June 27

1:00-2:30 PM

Orange County Convention Center, Room W203

Most catalogers assign pre-coordinated subject strings such as Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) or Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). However, many catalog users use keyword searching rather than browsing subject indexes catalogers provide. The first speaker will discuss the general pros and cons of pre- vs post- coordinate subject access; the second, why NLM decided to go with post-coordination internally in 1998, but continued to provide pre-coordination for subscribers to its data until 2016. Sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). Co-Sponsored by ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group.

 

Speakers: Peter Fletcher and Diane Boehr

Find it in the Scheduler: 

Pre-Coordinate vs Post-Coordinate Subject Access

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Online Doc Call for Proposals--ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando

by Susan Wynne on Tue, May 3, 2016 at 08:47 am

The ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group is soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

The interest group meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W103B.

We are looking for presentations on any aspect of faceted subject access, including, but not limited to:

--User studies on faceted subject use in the library catalog and/or discovery layer

The ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group is soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

The interest group meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W103B.

We are looking for presentations on any aspect of faceted subject access, including, but not limited to:

--User studies on faceted subject use in the library catalog and/or discovery layer

--Use of faceted vocabularies in the catalog or other contexts. This could include the use of FAST headings (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), or other vocabularies such as AAT (art and architecture thesaurus), LCGFT (Library of Congress genre/from terms), Medium of performance terms, and others

--Making use of FAST headings from WorldCat records in local catalogs and/or discovery layers

--Training staff, librarians, student workers, etc. to assign FAST (experiences, successes, problems, advice) or other faceted vocabularies

--Using OCLC's FAST prototype tools, i.e., searchFAST, assignFAST, mapFAST, and/or FAST converter

We are seeking presentations of 10-20 minutes in length.  Please send your proposed presentation topic and a brief description to interest group co-chairs Sarah Wallbank (wallbank@uci.edu) and Susan Wynne (swynne@gsu.edu) by May 17, 2016.

Sarah B. Wallbank

Electronic Resources & Serials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian UCI Libraries University of California, Irvine

949-824-4174

wallbank@uci.edu

Susan C. Wynne

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

Georgia State University (Atlanta Campus)

100 Decatur Street SE

Atlanta, GA 30303

404-413-2729

swynne@gsu.edu

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Online Doc Presentations from Midwinter 2016 in Boston

by Susan Wynne on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

Presentations by Joelen Pastva and Allison Jai O'Dell to the Faceted Subject Access Interest Group at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston are attached below.

File FAST-SAC-Mid-2016

by Eric Childress on Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 02:29 pm

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To discuss the theory and applications related to subject terminology intended for faceted application, including FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), AAT (Art and Architecture Thesaurus), LCGFT (Library of Congress Genre/From terms), and others.

Forum for users and others interested in the faceted approach to subject access, to compare notes and discuss further developments and implementation of subject faceting for digital projects and related topics.

An interest group of the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section of ALCTS.

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