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ERIC Number: ED403900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 7
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Library of Congress Subject Headings as Subject Terminology in a Virtual Library: The INFOMINE Example.
Mitchell, Steve
INFOMINE is an academic virtual library containing close to 5,000 records describing and providing hypertext links to academically useful Internet resources. Creating a virtual library helps make new territories of the Internet available to others. Librarians have traditionally identified printed-form scholarly resources of value to students and researchers, and they should continue to do so in the new information environment, utilizing new technologies and resources. INFOMINE is among an important class of tool that is helping define a useful scholarly information landscape on the Internet. Separate virtual collections or INFOMINEs exist in most major areas of university level research and educational interests. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are used as subject terms in INFOMINE for the following reasons: LCSH indexing is very quick relative to other methods; LCSH is a standardized descriptive language that provides a common thread or a set of controlled access points across the disciplines, and that is familiar to librarians in all disciplines; LCSH is useful for both general and high-level subject description; and in the future, LCSH can be used in conjunction with other controlled vocabularies. The majority of the paper looks at the INFOMINE technique for applying LCSH subject headings. (Author/SWC)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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