The LCSH Century: One Hundred Years with the Library of Congress Subject Headings System, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The LCSH Century

One Hundred Years with the Library of Congress Subject Headings System, 1st Edition

By Alva T. Stone

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260 pages

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN025000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General