ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group

FSAIG program at Annual 2016 in Orlando 

Jun 08, 2016 09:54 AM

Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Meeting

ALA Annual 2016

The Faceted Subject Access Interest Group (FSAIG) provides a forum to discuss the theory and applications related to subject terminology intended for faceted application.  In Orlando, we’ll hear a report on the British Library’s recent consultation on subject indexing and classification standards, as well as an update from OCLC on the FAST Project. Then join in a lively group discussion on the new Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms!

 Please join us Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W103B. Add us to your schedule:

 British Library Consultation on Subject Indexing and Classification standards applied by the British Library

Thurstan Young, Collection Metadata Analyst, Metadata Standards, British Library

 Thurstan Young will provide a report on the Library’s proposals regarding the Subject Indexing and Classification standards it applies. This will include an overview of the recent consultation to assess the impact on stakeholders should the Library implement FAST in place of LCSH, or selectively adopt abridged Dewey.

OCLC FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) Update

Eric Childress, Consulting Project Manager, OCLC

Group Discussion: “Jewish Men Librarians” is not in LCSH

Led by Netanel Ganin, Metadata Coordinator – Hebrew Specialty, Brandeis University

 When a resource is about a specific group of people, with one or more intersecting identities, LCSH demands that we construct the entire group as an authorized term. (Example: "Gay men, White" has three identities in a single string)

 In effect, this not only creates a great deal of bloat (filling LCSH with every possible intersection of identities) but also means that the vast majority of terms that may be needed are not available because they haven't been created yet.

 Looking at the newly minted Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT), shows the potential for a creating an authorized heading for each piece of an identity and then post-coordinating them together as needed.



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