ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) Committee
2014 Annual - CaMMs SAC Presentation: Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT)by Athena Salaba on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 07:18 pm
The ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee is pleased to announce that a presentation and discussion will be held on the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT) at its second Committee meeting at ALA Annual Conference, Las Vegas.
Date: Mon June 30, 2014
Time: 1-2:00 pm
Location: LVH-Pavilion 01 (Las Vegas Hotel)
The Library of Congress’s newest controlled vocabulary, the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT) was released in February 2014. How are catalogers using it? What challenges have they come across? How will these terms be used in the future? Hermine Vermeij, Casey Mullin, Nancy Lorimer, and Janis Young will lead an informal presentation and discussion on LCMPT. Bring your questions and share your experiences in using the medium of performance terms.
Our presenters have varied experience in working with the development of LCMPT through ALA, the Music Library Association, and the Library of Congress.
Midwinter 2014 - Presentation - FAST: Subject Headings for the Semantic Web. Presented by Ed O'Neill, OCLC.by Athena Salaba on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) is a new subject vocabulary derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). FAST was developed as an enumerative post-coordinate system for the Semantic Web jointly by OCLC and the Library of Congress. It uses a simplified faceted syntax but retains LCSH's rich vocabulary. LCSH’s complex syntax, rules for constructing headings, and its dependence on MARC have restricted its application beyond traditional library catalogs. Recent trends, driven to a large extent by the rapid growth of the Web, are forcing changes in bibliographic control systems to make them easier to use, understand, and apply, and subject headings are no exception. The presentation will review to the origins and development of FAST, explain its structure and syntax, look at the differences and similarities between FAST and LCSH, explore FAST's potential for improving discovery, discuss its use as open access linked data, examine how FAST is being applied, and describe how WorldCat is being enriched with FAST headings.
Edward T. O’Neill is a Senior Research Scientist at OCLC Research. He did his undergraduate work at Albion College and his doctoral work at Purdue University in Industrial Engineering doing research focused the application of operations research techniques to libraries. In 1968, he accepted a joint appointment in the Department of Industrial Engineering and the School of Information and Library Studies at the University at Buffalo. In 1978-1979, he spent a sabbatical year as OCLC’s first Visiting Distinguished Scholar. He was appointed as Dean of the Matthew A. Baxter School of Library and Information Science at Case Western Reserve University in 1980 where he stayed until returning to OCLC in 1983 as research scientist. His research interests include authority control, subject analysis, database quality, collection management, and bibliographic relationships.