LCSH are increasingly seen as 'the' English language controlled vocabulary, despite their lack of a theoretical foundation, and their evident US bias. This title features topics including, background and history of LCSH; subject heading lists; structure and display in LCSH; form of entry; application of LCSH; document analysis; and, main headings.
This new edition offers fully revised and updated guidance on how to go about classifying a document from scratch; reflecting changes to the major general schemes since the first edition, and with new chapters on working with informal classification, from folksonomies to tagging and social media.
Many information professionals fail to find the published tools for subject-based organization that are appropriate to their local needs. This text describes the characteristics of some types of subject tool, and takes through the process of creating a system. The methodology employed is a technique for the building of a thesaurus.