Document (#20477)

Author
Bloomfield, M.
Title
¬A look at subject headings : a plea for standardization
Source
Cataloging and classification quarterly. 16(1993) no.1, S.119-123
Year
1993
Abstract
In the preparation of a book on how to do a literature search, many inconsistencies were found in the assignment of subject terms. The Library of Congress Subject Headings is cited for not bringing computer languages into a consistent pattern. BASIC and FORTRAN are treated differently in their see also references and are without references to the words "computers" or "computer." Also index terms for the literature search on the "search for extraterrestrial life" showed inconsistent patterns in indexing. Catalogers and indexers need to review the work they are currently publishing and try to decide how to bring some standardization to the construction of subject terms. There is a need to provide a single thesaurus for all English index terms.
Theme
Verbale Doksprachen für präkombinierte Einträge
Object
LCSH

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