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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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Discussion OFFICIAL: OCLC is enriching WorldCat records with FAST headings

by Eric Childress on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 05:04 pm

Beginning in September 2013, OCLC is systematically adding FAST headings to WorldCat bibliographic records. The records affected will already have LCSH assigned, and the routines will be applied only to records that are attributed as being English-language-of-cataloging.

Beginning in September 2013, OCLC is systematically adding FAST headings to WorldCat bibliographic records. The records affected will already have LCSH assigned, and the routines will be applied only to records that are attributed as being English-language-of-cataloging.

 FAST-enriched WorldCat records will include “OCLCF” in the MARC 040 subfield “d” (ǂd), have one or  –- more likely -- several 6xx fields with a second indicator of “7” and subfield “2” (ǂ2) that contains the string, “fast.” Additionally, subfield “zero” (ǂ0) will be present in the machine-process-added FAST headings -- this provides the FAST authority record number.

 The processes performing this FAST enrichment work in WorldCat will run as background processes and should not adversely impact system performance. OCLC will initially prioritize the enriching records originally created by the Library of Congress and then will apply the FAST enrichment process to records from other sources. For the initial run, records will be excluded from FAST enrichment until at least six months from date of entry have elapsed.

More detailed information about this enrichment of WorldCat is available here: http://www.oclc.org/en-US/news/announcements/2013/enriching-worldcat-with-fast.html

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Discussion FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) users summary and case studies

by Eric Childress on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 05:01 pm

It’s a pleasure to announce the release of this document.  This responds in part to interest from existing and prospective FAST users as well as periodic questions from members of the CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group

Many of you will recall that the FAST team provided a brief presentation about this at ALA Annual.

Release was slightly delayed (we expected it out in July), but we’re delighted to have it out now.

It’s a pleasure to announce the release of this document.  This responds in part to interest from existing and prospective FAST users as well as periodic questions from members of the CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group

Many of you will recall that the FAST team provided a brief presentation about this at ALA Annual.

Release was slightly delayed (we expected it out in July), but we’re delighted to have it out now.

 Info page: http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2013/2013-04r.html

 Mixter, Jeffrey, and Eric Childress. 2013. FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) users summary and case studies. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research. http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/publications/library/2013/2013-04.pdf

 

 

 

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Discussion NEW--CCS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 04:04 pm

Interested in discussing the theory and applications related to FAST, AAT, and LCGFT? Join the Faceted Subject Access Interest Group by joining this Connect space.

Gather here to compare notes and discuss further developments and implementation of subject faceting for digital projects and related topics.

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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