Most catalogers assign pre-coordinated subject strings such as Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) or Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). However, many catalog users use keyword searching rather than browsing subject indexes catalogers provide. The first speaker will discuss the general pros and cons of pre- vs post- coordinate subject access; the second, why NLM decided to go with post-coordination internally in 1998, but continued to provide pre-coordination for subscribers to its data until 2016. Sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS). Co-Sponsored by ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: E-Books & Collections
Interests: Cataloging, Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Metadata, RDA, Transforming Libraries
Type of Library: Academic, Community College, Corporate, Federal, Government, Law, Library School, Medical, Public, Regional System, Research Library, School/Media Center, State Library, Tribal, Undergraduate
Sponsors: ALCTS, ALCTS_CMMS
Cost: Included with full conference registration.