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The LCSH Century
One Hundred Years with the Library of Congress Subject Headings System





ISBN 9780789011695
Published July 18, 2000 by Routledge
260 Pages

 
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Book Description

The LCSH Century traces the 100-year history of the Library of Congress Subject Headings, from its beginning with the implementation of a dictionary catalog in 1898 to the present day. You will explore the most significant changes in LCSH policies and practices, including a summary of other contributions celebrating the centennial of the world's most popular library subject heading language.

Table of Contents

Contents

  • BACKGROUND
  • The LCSH Century: A Brief History of the Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Introduction to the Centennial Essays
  • THEORY AND PRINCIPLES
  • LCSH: Semantics, Syntax and Specificity
  • Turning Practice into Principles: A Comparison of the IFLA Principles Underlying Subject Heading Languages (SHLs) and the Principles Underlying the Library of Congress Subject Headings System
  • Difference, Culture and Change: The Untapped Potential of LCSH
  • ONLINE ENVIRONMENT
  • Improving LCSH for Use in Online Catalogs Revisited What Progress Has Been Made? What Issues Still Remain?
  • Filing and Precoordination: How Subject Headings Are Displayed in Online Catalogs an Why It Matters
  • Machine-Assisted Validation of LC Subject Headings: Implications for Authority File Structure
  • SPECIFIC PERSPECTIVES
  • Teaching Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • LCSH Works! Subject Searching Effectiveness at the Cleveland Public Library and the Growth of Library of Congress Subject Headings Through Cooperation
  • LCSH for Music: Historical and Empirical Perspectives
  • LCSH and Periodical Indexing: Adoption vs. Adaptation
  • Out from Under: Fore/Genre Access in LCSH
  • WORLD VIEW
  • Survey on Subject Heading Language Used in National Libraries and Bibliographies
  • Crossing Language Barriers in Europe: Linking LCSH to Other Subject Heading Languages
  • Automated Authority Files of Spanish-Language Subject Headings
  • FUTURE PROSPECTS
  • Entering the Millennium: A New Century for LCSH
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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