SALSA de Tópicos=Subjects in SALSA: Spanish and Latin American Subject Access

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A fully bilingual publication in English and Spanish, this title will help technical services librarians expand their ability to serve Spanish-speaking library users and will enlighten readers on the challenges involved in serving multi- or cross-cultural populations. All of the contributors were presenters at a SAC/REFORMA-sponsored program at ALA Annual Conference in 2004.

Explores current and historical efforts to provide Spanish-language or bilingual subject access to users, mainly in North and Central America, but also outside this area. Topics include the Bilindex project, Spanish translations of the Sears List, the development of several different Spanish-language subject headings lists, and the impact of Spanish subject headings on information services for Hispanic/Latino populations.

Details the impacts on the library profession of providing bilingual subject access, beyond the obvious need for Spanish-language vocabulary. like the impacts of distinctive linguistic and cultural settings on the process of constructing Spanish versions of essential bibliographical tools, standards, and guidelines, including AACR2, MARC formats, DDC and LCSH.

Explains cross-cultural implications of providing bilingual subject access such as developing a Mexican Subject Headings list by bringing together the work of the National Library of Mexico and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, a regional initiative to develop authority control for Spanish subject headings, and the "Lista de Encabezamientos de Materia para Bibliotecas," a major Spanish subject heading system developed in Colombia.

Foreword: Ana Cristán
Introduction: David Miller

1 Subject Headings in Spanish: From Early Days to the Present
Vivian M. Pisano
2 Spanish-Language Subject Headings and the Sears List: An Interamerican History
Tina Gross
3 Development of a Spanish Subject Headings List
Filiberto Felipe Martinez Arellano
4 Subject Heading Control in an Online Catalog at the Luis Angel Arango Library
Rosa López Rodríguez
5 International Standards, Bibliographic Control, and Spanish-Language Equivalents in Context
Ageo García B.
6 Authority Control: A Mexican Experience with Subject Headings
Julia-Margarita Martínez Saldaña
7 Spanish Language Subject Headings: Their Impact on Information Access
Maria Chávez-Hernández and Howard Rodríguez-Mori

David P. Miller

David P. Miller is Head of Technical Services, Levin Library, Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts. He holds the MSLIS from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts (1990). He is currently (2006-2007) Chair of the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS), and former Chair of the CCS Subject Analysis Committee (2001-2003). He is a member of the IFLA Classification and Indexing Section Standing Committee.

Filiberto Felipe Martinez Arellano

Filiberto Felipe Martinez Arellano is Director, Centro Universitario de Investigaciones Bibliotecológicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México.