Is FAST the Right Direction for a New System of Subject Cataloging and Metadata?

  title={Is FAST the Right Direction for a New System of Subject Cataloging and Metadata?},
  author={Qiang. Jin},
  journal={Cataloging \& Classification Quarterly},
  pages={110 - 91}
  • Qiang. Jin
  • Published 2008
  • Computer Science
  • Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
ABSTRACT The Subject Analysis Committee Subcommittee on FAST of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) was established in the fall of 2004 to explore issues related to the implementation of the Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) subject heading schema. FAST is being developed at the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and is derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) with a simplified syntax. This paper is based on comments by the… Expand
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