ERIC Number: ED395587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Subject Headings for School and Public Libraries: An LCSH/Sears Companion. Second Edition.
Fountain, Joanna F.
Based on the 18th edition of "Library of Congress Subject Headings" (LCSH), this book is a compilation of the most-used Library of Congress subject headings and authority-file personal names. The book is meant to assist library professionals who are automating their catalog or who are switching from "Sears List of Subject Headings" to LCSH as subject authority. The introduction discusses Library of Congress's Annotated Card Program; format of the subject headings list; using the subject headings list; using free-floating phrase headings; using free-floating subdivisions; types of subdivisions; pattern headings; table of pattern headings; categories with no pattern headings; a few caveats; and format of the free-floating subdivision list. There is a key to and list of free-floating subdivisions. The list of headings features cross references to broader, narrower, and related terms. Examples illustrate cataloging and proper MARC (machine-readable catalog) record format. (BEW)
Descriptors: Authority Control (Information), Cataloging, Elementary Secondary Education, Library Automation, Library Collections, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Subject Index Terms
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
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Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Library of Congress Subject Headings; MARC; Personal Names; Sears List of Subject Headings