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Library of Congress Subject Headings


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Presents the only comprehensive treatise on the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) system, now fully updated to address LCSH in the electronic environment.

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Preface Principles, Form, and Structure Introduction Basic Principles Forms of Main Headings Subdivisions Subject Authority Control and Maintenance Application Assigning Subject Headings Subject Cataloging of Special Types of Materials Subject Areas Requiring Special Treatment Current and Future Prospects Library of Congress Subject Headings in the Electronic Environment Fast: Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Appendix A: Library of Congress Bibliographic Records with MARC 21 Coding Appendix B: Free-Floating Subdivisions: Form and Topical Appendix C: Free Floating Subdivisions: Names of Persons Appendix D: Free Floating Subdivisions: Names of Places Appendix E: General Reference Sources Used In Establishing Headings Appendix F: First-Order Political Divisions of the Exceptional Countries Appendix G: MARC 21 Coding for Subject Information Appendix H: Abbreviations Appendix I: Capitalization Appendix J: Puntuation Glossary Bibliography Index

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Lois Mai Chan is Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky.

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