Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings

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$67.00
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$ 60.30
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-640-1
Published: 
2011
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
192
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
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This book provides not only their background and history but also their advantages and their limitations. You'll learn the forms of entry, subject heading lists, main headings, compound headings, name headings, headings for literature, art, music, history and law, and subject headings in the online environment. No prior knowledge or experience of subject cataloging is assumed. This is an indispensable guide to LCSH for practitioners and students alike.

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Vanda Broughton

Vanda Broughton is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), and Program Director for the MA in Library and Information Studies Program. She has taught, written and led training courses on classification for many years. She is Editor of the Bliss Bibliographic Classification, Second Edition and Associate Editor of the Universal Decimal Classification. She is the author of two other Facet titles, Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings and Essential Thesaurus Construction.

"I would recommend this book to both new cataloguers and lone librarians who find themselves cataloguing with no formal training.  I would also recommend it to anyone who feels that they could do with a fresh and fun reminder of the basics of subject headings.'"

--CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Newsletter