ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group

UPDATED Call for Proposals--Midwinter 2016 

Oct 05, 2015 10:34 AM

The ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group ( is seeking proposals for presentations on FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. We are especially interested in FAST in the library catalog and/or discovery layer environment, but proposals on FAST in other environments (e.g., repositories, digital libraries, etc.) or other faceted vocabularies are also welcome.

The interest group meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 4:30-5:30 PM.

Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

--User studies on FAST in the library catalog and/or discovery layer, or in other environments

--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)

--Maintaining FAST as Library of Congress subject headings change

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

--Use of faceted vocabularies other than FAST (e.g., LCGFT) in the catalog or other contexts

We are seeking presentations of 10-15 minutes in length.  Please send your proposed presentation topic and a brief description to interest group co-chairs Sarah Wallbank (<>) and Susan Wynne (<>) by November 6, 2015.


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