Document (#19798)

Author
Gerhard, K.H.
Su, M.C.
Rubens, C.C.
Title
¬An empirical examination of subject headings for women's studies core materials
Source
College and research libraries. 59(1998) no.2, S.130-138
Year
1998
Abstract
The Technical Services Committee of the Women's Studies Section, Association of College and Research Libraries, investigated the assignment of subject headings (LCSH) to core works in women's studies. Annotations for the works were compared with subject headings on OCLC cataloguing copy, mainly created by the Library of Congress. Identifies inadequates and traces them to 3 sources: inadequacies in terminology (sexist langugae, limited and biased concepts and imprecise headings); complexities of assigning headings in interdisciplinary and / or emerging fields; and standard cataloguing practices. Lists sample concepts and existing established LCSH missing lacking in bibliographical records and sample concepts lacking adequate established subject headings. Presents recommendations for remedying these problems
Object
LCSH

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