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> From: Simon Spero <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: February 10, 2007 5:23:09 PM EST
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [headings] Free LCSH* in MarcXML; plus question on scope
> of this list
> Hi -
> 1: Free LCSH* in MarcXML
> I just wanted to let people know that the LCSH* are available
> for download in MarcXML format at http://www.ibiblio.org/fred2.0/
> authorities/ .
> The data are public domain within the United States, but may be
> copyrighted in other countries; please check with LC if this may
> affect you.
> The asterisk is present due to certain problems identified during
> validation checks; the data were downloaded during the first weeks
> of december from authorities.loc.gov, and reflect certain
> differences between that site and the, authoritative authorities
> (that sounds so odd:).
> The differences are very minor, and affect only a tiny number of
> records; however, until they are brought fully in to alignment they
> should not be used without verification for submission to co-
> operative cataloging programs or other in other situations where
> zero defects are essential.
> See the README file at http://www.ibiblio.org/fred2.0/readme.pdf
> for more information.
> The Fred 2.0 project is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Fredrick
> G. Kilgour ,1914-2006.
> 2: Question on the scope of this list.
> Which topics are in scope for this mailing list?
> Subject Analysis?
> Headings as words v. headings as concepts?
> LCSH as upper ontology?
> Structure of LCSH?
> Cultural biases?
> Pre/Post co-ordination?
> Infrastructure for maintenance?
> Costs of maintenance?
> Procedures for Establishment?
> Complexity of application?
> Depth of indexing?
> Strength of association?
> Integration with the Semantic Web?
> 3: Question on heading sh2006002170 : Ontology in motion pictures.
> LC appears to only have one item under this heading, and it's in
> Apart from "The Man Who Wanted to Classify the World" (http://
> www.filmakers.com/indivs/Man_classify.htm), what other films might
> qualify for this?