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ERIC Number: ED359985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Pages: 46
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Comparative Study between the "Lista de Encabezamientos de Materia" by Gloria Escamilla and the "Library of Congress Subject Heading" List.
Alvarez, Fernando
This study shows to what extent Gloria Escamilla's "Lista de Encabezamientos de Materia," the only published Mexican subject heading list, is equivalent to the Library of Congress subject headings (LCSH). A LCSH heading sample is obtained from OCLC's Online Union Catalog. Using the EPIC search from OCLC, 1947 bibliographic records were obtained, and the topical headings appearing in those headings were compared with those in the Escamilla list. The findings show that 79% of the bibliographic records have at least one subject heading; 78% of these were topical subject headings; of the topical subject headings, 60% are found in the Escamilla list either as a near equivalent or absolute match; 2% of the headings show change in meaning; and 38% do not have any type of possible match. A list of proposed translations for those topical subject headings under the categories of near equivalence and change in meaning is given. It is noted that the Escamilla list was published in 1978, and updating of the list is recommended. (Contains 5 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico