ERIC Number: ED174265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Subject Access Problem--Opportunities for Solution: A Workshop.
Committee for the Coordination of National Bibliographic Control, Washington, DC.
This report presents the recommendations of 35 workshops participants, drawn from a variety of backgrounds and information environments, which was organized to: (1) highlight the role of subject access with the emphasis on the needs of the information seeker; (2) compare techniques for subject access now being used in the library and the abstracting and indexing (A&I) communities, including applicable research efforts; (3) emphasize the role and nature of authority files in subject access control and facilitation; and (4) seek opportunities to improve information preparation for subject access through better functional interconnection and integration across all communities, and to promote the use and enhance techniques for subject access to classes of publications not now adequately covered. The report includes an executive summary, background information on the subject approach to accessing information, a description of the workshop design, 20 definitions of "subject access," a summary of workshop proceedings, draft recommendations from the discussion groups, and a final synthesis with action recommendations. Appendices provide the keynote address by F. Wilfred Lancaster, (Subject Access in Perspective), an address by Margaret T. Fischer (Subject Access: Challenges for the Future), and lists of participants and observers. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.; Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Committee for the Coordination of National Bibliographic Control, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Authority Files; Subject Access
Note: Workshop given by The Committee for the Coordination of National Bibliographic Control (Springfield, Virginia, October 18-20, 1978)