The ALCTS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group<http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/camms/grps/ats-ccsigfsa> is seeking proposals for lightning talks on FAST at the ALA 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco. The interest group meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 4:30-5:30 PM.
Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
--Brief introduction to FAST and/or the rationale for use of FAST in WorldCat
--Linked data uses of FAST
--Training staff, librarians, student workers, etc. to assign FAST (experiences, successes, problems, advice)
--User studies on FAST
--Making use of FAST headings from WorldCat records in local catalogs
--Maintaining FAST in different environments as Library of Congress subject headings change
--Using OCLC's FAST prototype tools, i.e., searchFAST, assignFAST, mapFAST, and/or FAST converter
--Matching/auto-generating FAST from keywords, or crosswalking from other thesauri
--FAST for ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations)
--Conversion of LCSH or other vocabularies to FAST in digital content management systems
Lightning talks should be 5-7 minutes each. Please send your proposed presentation topic and a brief description to Brian Falato ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]:[log in to unmask]>>) and Susan Wynne ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]:[log in to unmask]>>) by May 20, 2015.