LEARN LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT ACCESS
Second North American Edition
A Practical Workbook For Learning Library of Congress Subject Access
Two experienced library educators and librarians take a practical approach in teaching subject access, focusing on Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual. They provide plentiful, clear explanations and examples; numerous exercises with answers; a glossary; a bibliography; and an index. The authors also include free-floating subdivisions, pattern headings and MARC codes for ease of use.
This second edition reflects practices as recorded in the 28th edition (2005) of Library of Congress Subject Headings and the online version of the Subject Cataloging Manual current in December 2006.
The book is suited to the needs of students of librarianship, both at the professional/master¿s level and at the paraprofessional/technician level, and to library staff seeking to upgrade their knowledge and skills¿.a useful self-teaching or classroom text. It should be considered for supplementary use even by teachers who may not assign it as a regular text, as its thorough explanations and exercises will be useful in any related teaching situation.¿
¿Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services review of the first edition
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Jacki Ganendran is a highly experienced educator who has taught library and information science in universities and colleges of technical education and has also worked as a corporate trainer and workshop facilitator. She began her library career as a cataloger at the National Library of Australia in the 1980¿s and has been a library manager and an educational manager. She currently works as both an educator and a therapist.
Lynn Farkas is currently director of Lynn Farkas Information Services, a consulting company based in Canberra, Australia that specializes in the practical management of organizational knowledge. Her particular interests include subject analysis, thesaurus development for portal sites, knowledge management applications, metadata and database indexing. She has developed national bibliographic databases in health and multiculturalism for the Australian government and indexed for most of the national databases in Australia. Before founding her own company, Lynn worked as a special librarian, indexer and librarianship lecturer, teaching both reference and cataloging subjects.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Subject Cataloging
2. Introduction to LCSH
3. Assigning Subject Headings
6. Free Floating Subdivisions & Pattern Headings
7. Geographic Names & Subdivisions
9. Subject Authority Files
10. More Practice
Free Floating Subdivisions