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The Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) comprise a thesaurus (in the information technology sense) of subject headings, maintained by the United States Library of Congress, for use in bibliographic records. LC Subject Headings are an integral part of bibliographic control, which is the function by which libraries collect, organize and disseminate documents. LCSHs are applied to every item within a library's collection, and facilitate a user's access to items in the catalogue that pertain to similar subject matter. If users could only locate items by 'title' or other descriptive fields, such as 'author' or 'publisher', they would have to expend an enormous amount of time searching for items of related subject matter, and undoubtedly miss locating many items because of the ineffective and inefficient search capability. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Library of Congress Subject Headings)

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Metadata related to 'lcsh' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'lcsh': 27 (1.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'lcsh' across all Ariadne articles: 81
  • Average number of references to 'lcsh' per Ariadne article: 3.00
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'lcsh': 1996-05
  • Trending factor of 'lcsh': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'lcsh':

  1. ann chapman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. steve mitchell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. rhiannon mcloughlin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. william nixon (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. rachel kemsley (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Metadata: Cataloguing Theory and Internet Subject-based Information Gateways

Ann Chapman, Michael Day, and Debra Hiom compare library cataloguing concepts and ROADS Template creation.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

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by Dr. Radut