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File MLA Report (Midwinter 2014)

by Hermine Vermeij on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 06:26 pm

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Event SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation II

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 07:37 pm

The ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee is pleased to announce that Ed O'Neill, Senior Research Scientist, will be a guest speaker at its Monday, January 27 meeting 1-2 pm

FAST: A Subject Schema for the Web
Ed O'Neill, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC

The ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee is pleased to announce that Ed O'Neill, Senior Research Scientist, will be a guest speaker at its Monday, January 27 meeting 1-2 pm

FAST: A Subject Schema for the Web
Ed O'Neill, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC

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.

Biography:
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.

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File Agenda - 2014 Midwinter

by Adam Schiff on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 07:59 pm

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Event SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation I

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

First meeting of the subcommittee

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File General-Terms-WG-report-ALA-Annual-2013

by Yael Mandelstam on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 05:16 pm

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File Agenda-2013-Annual---Final

by Adam Schiff on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 06:14 pm

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File Possible-Vocabularies-for-Use-in-385-386

by Adam Schiff on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 06:10 pm

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File Report-to-SAC-from-MLA-2013-Annual--Chicago-

by Adam Schiff on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 05:25 pm

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File Demographic-group-vocabulary-discussion-paper-for-SAC

by Adam Schiff on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 05:15 pm

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File Creator-AudienceVocabs

by Adam Schiff on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 05:14 pm

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Charge: The SAC Subcommittee on Genre-Form Implementation acts as a facilitator of two-way communication between the Library of Congress Cataloging Policy and Support Office (CPSO) [now Policy and Standards Division (PSD)] and the cataloging communities with an interest in genre/form headings...

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