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ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section) Committee

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Online Doc Midwinter 2016- Report of the chair of SAC

by Elizabeth Bodian on Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 07:51 pm

Online Doc ALA Midwinter 2016 Announcement: Forum: ALCTS, CaMMS, Subject Analysis Committee

by Peter Fletcher on Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 02:33 pm

Greetings from the ALCTS, CaMMS, Subject Analysis Committee.  Apologies for cross posting.

Please join us at the Subject Analysis Committee’s Midwinter Forum presentation, Monday January 11,

1-2 pm, Seaport Hotel, Seaport Ballroom A & B, Boston, MA 

Presenter: Janis L. Young

Title: By who and for whom? Developing LC Demographic Group Terms

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Greetings from the ALCTS, CaMMS, Subject Analysis Committee.  Apologies for cross posting.

Please join us at the Subject Analysis Committee’s Midwinter Forum presentation, Monday January 11,

1-2 pm, Seaport Hotel, Seaport Ballroom A & B, Boston, MA 

Presenter: Janis L. Young

Title: By who and for whom? Developing LC Demographic Group Terms

Summary:

Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT) is intended to describe the characteristics of the intended audiences of library resources, and the characteristics of their creators and contributors. Janis L. Young, senior cataloging policy specialist at the Library of Congress and the vocabulary’s coordinator, will discuss the purpose and structure of LCDGT, its current status, and plans for further development.  She will also relate some anecdotes about interesting problems that have arisen while developing the vocabulary. Finally, she will briefly present the general principles for assignment of the terms.

Presenter Biography:

Janis L. Young is a senior cataloging policy specialist in the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division (PSD).  She is the coordinator of the projects to develop genre/form, medium of performance, and demographic group terms.  She maintains LC subject headings and classification numbers and is the editor of both the Subject Headings Manual and the Classification and Shelflisting Manual.  Ms. Young serves as LC’s liaison to several ALA committees, including the ALCTS/CaMMS/Subject Analysis Committee.

SAC Presentation Committee:

Peter Fletcher (Chair)

Jennifer Bromley

Andrea M. Morrison

Brian Cain

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Online Doc Midwinter 2016 - FAST Report

by Chris Long on Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 01:02 pm

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To study problems and recommend improvements in patterns, methods, and tools for the subject analysis and organization of library materials, including particularly classification and subject headings systems, and to provide liaison for those areas of interest between CCS and other ALA and non-ALA organizations that have an interest in and concern for these activities.

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