We use LCSH in our system, but we don't have unmediated deposits, so it
isn't a problem that research faculty and staff don't know LCSH. One of the
major reasons for LCSH over other vocabularies is we want our repository to
integrate with records for our library catalog which uses LCSH. That said,
we do use some additional vocabularies when we feel it necessary - however,
all [non dark-archive] deposits get a few LCSH headings even if we use
other more subject specific vocabularies as well.



On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:05 AM, Michael J. Giarlo <
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> 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 terms
> of LCSH.
> -Mike
> On Aug 30, 2013 9:28 AM, "Matthew Sherman" <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> > 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
> to
> > see if there is another good controlled vocabulary that could work
> better.
> > Any insight is welcome.  Thanks for your time everyone.
> >
> > Matt Sherman
> > Digital Content Librarian
> > University of Bridgeport
> >