ERIC Number: ED230205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Subject Access: Report of a Meeting Sponsored by the Council on Library Resources (Dublin, Ohio, June 7-9, 1982).
Russell, Keith W., Comp.
A meeting was held to explore critical issues and problems related to subject access to online bibliographic records of monographic literature. The 23 researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who attended represented national and research libraries, bibliographic utilities, database vendors, library schools, indexing and abstracting services, and other organizations. Recommendations for study and action in several areas (subject heading, classification, database, and general issues) were prepared by small working groups and refined by the entire group into a set of 16 recommendations to improve subject access for users. Priorities were also established to divide the recommendations into short-term, long-term, and other projects. This final meeting report includes five papers: (1) "Subject Access/Subject Authority," by C. Lee Jones; (2) "Subject Access in Library of Congress Catalog Records," by Lucia J. Rather and Mary K. Pietris; (3) "Affordable Enhancements to Bibliographic Records for Subject Access," by William Mischo; (4) "Word, Phrase and Term (Descriptor) Searching," by Elaine Svenonius; and (5) "Classification as an Online Subject Access Tool," by Pauline Cochrane. The 16 recommendations, which deal mainly with Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), are also presented, as are working definitions of "subject access" suggested by the participants. The report further describes meeting agenda and discussions and reviews progress made relative to the recommendations since the meeting. (ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.