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Tools for Authority Control--Subject Headings



Cataloging Distribution Service offers these tools to help you with subject access:

Library of Congress Subject Headings, 30th edition (2007)
Classification Web - includes LC Subject Headings
Free-floating Subdivisions: An Alphabetical Index, 20th edition (2008)
LC Period Subdivisions Under Names of Places, 5th edition (1994)
Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings--Updates
Subject Headings Manual--coming later in 2008
LC Subject Headings Principles of Structure and Policies for Application (1990)
LC Subject Headings Weekly Lists on CPSO Web Page
MARC Distribution Service -- Subject Authorities


Library of Congress Subject Headings, 30th edition (2007)

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NOTE: Delay in publication of LCSH 31st edition (2008)

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Over 280,000 total headings and references
To remain current, your library needs the new edition.

The red books. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), 30th edition, (2007), is the only subject headings list accepted as the worldwide standard. LCSH is the most comprehensive list of subject headings in print in the world. It's the one tool no librarian should be without. Provides an alphabetical list of all subject headings, cross-references and subdivisions in verified status in the LC subject authority file.

The Standard for Subject Analysis

LCSH 30 provides the most comprehensive list of subject headings in the world. It's the best way to keep your subject headings current--the key to accurate cataloging and topical searching.

The Standard for Reference

LCSH 30 is indispensable if you want to provide accurate reference information to readers. It includes all subject headings through November 2006. Authorized forms of headings as well as variant references provide users with all the authoritative access points to make subject searching quick and easy.

Saves You Time And Money

For greater efficiency, consult LCSH 30 before you go online or to your catalog.

Five volumes. Hardbound. Published annually. ISSN 1048-9711

Price

2007 Subscription (5 vols.)
$295 North America
$345 outside North America

For expedited shipping, at your expense, ask about air mail, overnight delivery, etc.

Click here for information on LCSH on the Web

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SACO Participants' Manual, 2nd edition (2007)

A must for all SACO participants! The new SACO Participants' Manual provides easy-to-use guidance first, for libraries proposing new Library of Congress subject headings and LC classification numbers, and second, for libraries submitting change proposals for existing subject headings and classification. The Manual should be used with Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Free-Floating Subdivisions: An Alphabetical Index, MARC 21 Format for Authority Data , and standard reference sources. The SACO Participants' Manual is only available on the Web in PDF format at www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/saco/SACOManual2007.pdf.

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Free-floating Subdivisions: An Alphabetical Index, 20th edition (2008)

Available Now!

This convenient, slim volume lists all subdivisions designated as free-floating, approved through December 2007. Free-floating refers to a form or topical subdivision assigned by the subject cataloger under designated subjects without the usage being established editorially and without the usage appearing in the subject authority file under each individual subject heading. Also helps locate information in the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, in which free-floating subdivisions appear in 35 separate lists. Published annually.

ISSN 1052-1445

Price

2008 Subscription
$35 North America
$40 outside North America

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LC Period Subdivisions Under Names of Places, 5th edition (1994)

This publication is out of print and no longer available.

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Subject Headings Manual

Coming later in 2008

Will replace the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings base text and all of its updates through 2008. The new publication will incorporate all of the content of all previous updates to the older text. Text will be printed on loose-leaf pages and shipped to you with cover slip, spine label, and tabs. Four volumes. Binders not included.

Price
$100 in North America
$140 outside North America

Updates
Two updates will be published each year.
Price
$40 in North America
$70 outside North America


Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings--Updates

2006 Updates (2 issues)
$40 in North America
$80 outside North America

2007 Subscription Updates (2 issues)
$40 in North America
$80 outside North America

2008 Subscription updates (2 issues)
$40 in North America
$80 outside North America

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Library of Congress Subject Headings: Principles of Structure and Policies for Application (1990)

Prepared by Lois Mai Chan

A concise overview/introduction to the principles used to establish and apply LC subject headings. Explains the basic principles on which the Library of Congress Subject Headings (5 vols.) and Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings (4 vols.) are based. ISBN 0-8444-0688-4

Price

$21 North America
$23 outside North America

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LC Subject Headings Weekly Lists

Now available on the Library of Congress's Policy and Standards Division webpage. Updated weekly! The Weekly Lists tell you the headings that LC's catalogers have created, changed or deleted since the printing of LCSH 20th edition.


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