The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group is co-sponsoring the Subject Analysis Committee's program at ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando.
Monday, June 27
Orange County Convention Center, Room W203
Most catalogers assign pre-coordinated subject strings such as Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) or Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). However, many catalog users use keyword searching rather than browsing subject indexes catalogers provide. The first speaker will discuss the general pros and cons of pre- vs post- coordinate subject access; the second, why NLM decided to go with post-coordination internally in 1998, but continued to provide pre-coordination for subscribers to its data until 2016. Sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). Co-Sponsored by ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group.
Speakers: Peter Fletcher and Diane Boehr
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Pre-Coordinate vs Post-Coordinate Subject Access
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