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Controlled Vocabularies in the Digital Age: Are They Still Relevant?

  title={Controlled Vocabularies in the Digital Age: Are They Still Relevant?},
  author={William Baker},
Keyword searching and controlled vocabularies such as Library of Congress subject headings (LCSH) proved to work well together in automated technologies and the two systems have been considered complimentary. When the Internet burst onto the information landscape, users embraced the simplicity of keyword searching of this resource while researchers and scholars seemed unable to agree on how best to make use of controlled vocabularies in this huge database. This research looked at a controlled… Expand
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