Event Title

“About” is What It’s About! The State of Subject Access

Location

Registrants will receive viewing information before the conference.

Start Date

4-6-2021 11:15 AM

End Date

4-6-2021 12:15 PM

Document Type

Presentation

Keywords

Cataloging

Description

This presentation will be an overview of recent and current issues in subject access. Topics include: Expressing “Aboutness”: Keywords, natural language, controlled vocabularies, and facets: What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Resource Description and Access: Why doesn’t it include guidance on subject access points? Ethics in cataloging (including the “Illegal aliens” controversy): What are the implications for building and maintaining controlled vocabularies? The presenter will also include a brief description of her experience as co-chair for two years of the ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee. Please bring your questions, comments, and even complaints (!) at the appointed Q&A time for a conversation about the subject of subjects.

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Jun 4th, 11:15 AM Jun 4th, 12:15 PM

“About” is What It’s About! The State of Subject Access

Registrants will receive viewing information before the conference.

This presentation will be an overview of recent and current issues in subject access. Topics include: Expressing “Aboutness”: Keywords, natural language, controlled vocabularies, and facets: What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Resource Description and Access: Why doesn’t it include guidance on subject access points? Ethics in cataloging (including the “Illegal aliens” controversy): What are the implications for building and maintaining controlled vocabularies? The presenter will also include a brief description of her experience as co-chair for two years of the ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee. Please bring your questions, comments, and even complaints (!) at the appointed Q&A time for a conversation about the subject of subjects.