What Ross said, Shaun. We also allow users to key in free-text subjects,
since LCSH is not everything to everyone.
On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM, Shaun Ellis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Mike, what do you mean when you say "don't think in terms of LCSH"? Is
> there some other vocabulary that they think in? If LCSH is the best
> option, the right interface may help them "think in terms of LCSH". For
> example, auto-completion/suggestion of headings when tagging or searching
> might be necessary.
> On 8/30/13 10:05 AM, Michael J. Giarlo wrote:
>> We are using LCSH in our repository, but it hasn't been very widely used
>> because our users, largely research faculty and staff, don't think in
>> of LCSH.
>> On Aug 30, 2013 9:28 AM, "Matthew Sherman" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Hello Code4Libbers,
>>> I am working on cleaning up our institutional repository, and one of the
>>> big areas of improvement needed is the list of terms from the subject
>>> fields. It is messy and I want to take the subject terms and place them
>>> into a much better order. I was contemplating using Library of Congress
>>> Subject Headings, but I wanted to see what others have done in this area
>>> see if there is another good controlled vocabulary that could work
>>> Any insight is welcome. Thanks for your time everyone.
>>> Matt Sherman
>>> Digital Content Librarian
>>> University of Bridgeport