That's a good point, but this is a discovery search box (EDS) that will be searching a lot of database content as well as local holdings, so I would rather have too many search terms than just the ones in our catalog to the exclusion of online content.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Keith Jenkins
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 2:14 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] LOC Subject Headings API
> the LCSH master file is so big that it basically crashes the server.
Do you really want to use the full LCSH, or just the subset that exists in your local catalog?
Or, to put it another way: do you really want to provide the user with search suggestions that will result in zero hits?