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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)
Over 280,000 total headings and references
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
2007 Subscription (5 vols.)
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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.
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.
This publication is out of print and no longer available.
Subject Headings ManualComing 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.
2006 Updates (2 issues)
2007 Subscription Updates (2 issues)
2008 Subscription updates (2 issues)
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
$21 North America
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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