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Library of Congress subject headings : principles and application

Author: Lois Mai Chan
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2005.
Series: Library and information science text series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This book is the only comprehensive treatise on the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) system. It offers a complete and definitive guide to a challenging area of study. Chan presents a brief history of the system, analyzes its principles, and describes its vocabulary and subject authority control. She then discusses the application of LC subject headings to LC MARC records and outlines the Library of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Richtlinie
Guides, manuels, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Mai Chan
ISBN: 1591581540 9781591581543 1591581567 9781591581567
OCLC Number: 57373683
Description: xvi, 549 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Basic principles --
Form of main headings --
Proper name headings --
Subdivisions --
Cross references --
Subject authority control and maintenance --
Assigning subject headings --
Subject cataloging of special types of materials --
Subject areas requiring special treatment. --
Library of Congress Subject Headings in the electronic environment --
FAST : Faceted Application of Subject Terminology.
Series Title: Library and information science text series.
Responsibility: by Lois Mai Chan.

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Presents the only comprehensive treatise on the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) system, now fully updated to address LCSH in the electronic environment.  Read more...

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