Saturday, November 14, 2015

Library of Congress Subject Headings : Glossary of Library & Information Science

LCSH Library of Congress Subject Headings
Librarianship Studies & Information Technology




New Post on Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog (partner of RDA Blog) provides a comprehensive and most up-to-date description and definition of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)

LCSH is a multidisciplinary vocabulary that includes headings in all subjects, from science to religion, to history, social science, education, literature, and philosophy. It also includes headings for geographic features, ethnic groups, historical events, building names, etc. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) is the most widely used subject vocabulary in the world. It is the model for many other vocabularies in English and other languages, and has been translated into numerous languages. The strongest aspect of LCSH is that it represents subject headings of the Library of Congress, the national library of United States, one of the richest of national libraries of the world ... … … (Visit link mentioned above to read complete article)

This new encyclopedic entry in the “Glossary of Library & Information Science” of the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog answers following questions?
  • What is Library of Congress Subject Headings?
  • What is scope of Library of Congress Subject Headings?
  • What is history Library of Congress Subject Headings?
  • How LCSH is produced?
  • Is LCSH a thesaurus?
  • Where LCSH is applied?
  • What is the cost of Library of Congress Subject Headings?
  • How LCSH applies a syndetic structure?
  • How LCSH is revised?
  • What are the different types of headings in LCSH?
  • How many headings are available in LCSH?
  • How present LCSH is different from the previous LCSH?
  • How to use in LCSH the names of persons and corporate bodies, jurisdictions and quasi-jurisdictional entities, and titles as subject headings?
  • Where can we get free LCSH?
  • What are the tools and resources for providing LCSH?
  • How to give LCSH in a bibliographic record according to international standards?

Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog will be more focused on Information Access Through The Subject with special reference to the techniques of Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) by use of Classification & Shelflisting Manual (CSM), Subject Headings Manual (SHM), and Classification Web tool of Library of Congress. Librarianship Studies Blog will also highlight the history, development, and techniques of providing classification number using Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).

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