Document (#23614)

Author
Wool, G.
Title
Filing and precoordination : how subject headings are displayed in online catalogs and why it matters
Source
The LCSH century: one hundred years with the Library of Congress Subject Headings system. Ed.: A.T. Stone
Imprint
New York : Haworth Press
Year
2000
Pages
S.91-106
Series
Cataloging and classification quarterly; vol.29, nos.1/2
Abstract
Library of Congress Subjecl Headings retrieved as the results of a search in an online catalog are likely to be filed in straight alphabetical, word-by-word order, ignoring the semantic structures of these headings and scattering headings of a similar type. This practice makes LC headings unnecessarily difficult to use and negates much of their indexing power. Enthusiasm for filing simplicity and postcoordinate indexing are likely contributing factors to this phenomenon. Since the report Headings for Tomorrow (1992) first raised this issue, filing practices favoring postcoordination over precoordination appear to have become more widespread and more entrenched
Theme
Verbale Doksprachen für präkombinierte Einträge
Verbale Doksprachen im Online-Retrieval
Register
Object
LCSH

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