FAST: Development of Simplified Headings for Metadata

@article{Dean2004FASTDO,
  title={FAST: Development of Simplified Headings for Metadata},
  author={Rebecca Dean},
  journal={Cataloging \& Classification Quarterly},
  year={2004},
  volume={39},
  pages={331 - 352}
}
  • Rebecca Dean
  • Published 2004
  • Computer Science
  • Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
SUMMARY The Library of Congress Subject Headings schema (LCSH) is the most commonly used and widely accepted subject vocabulary for general application. It is the de facto universal controlled vocabulary and has been a model for developing subject heading systems by many countries. However, LCSH's complex syntax and rules for constructing headings restrict its application by requiring highly skilled personnel and limit the effectiveness of automated authority control. Recent trends, driven to a… Expand
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