ERIC Number: ED234780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
LCSH Entry Vocabulary Project. Final Report.
Cochrane, Pauline A.
The Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) Entry Vocabulary Project established a routine procedure for new cross references, suggested by designated libraries, to be considered for addition to LCSH entries by the Library of Congress Subject Catalog Division. Since October 1982, suggestions from four libraries (the University of California at Berkeley, Duke University, Harvard University, and the National Library of Canada) have been channeled into the weekly review process at the Library of Congress (LC). If accepted, the new "see" cross-references are published in the LC "Weekly List." This report contains an executive summary, instructions for submitting "see" references, sample forms for this process, a list of LC procedures for processing "see" reference suggestions, an assessment of the project by LC's Mary K. D. Pietris, recommendations for continuance and expansion of the project, and examples of suggested references that came from other subject heading lists and should be added to LCSH. An appendix presents "Using LCSH as a Subject Access Tool in Online Public Access Catalogs" by Pauline Cochrane, who describes the subject access features of online catalogs presently in use and recommends the improvement of LCSH for this purpose. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.