That is the case with our faculty and staff here too. They don't use LCSH. 
Is any library maintaining/develop local taxonomy/ontology for research departments outside of library?  Any tools or best practice you are willing to share?  



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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael J. Giarlo
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Subject Terms in Institutional Repositories

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.

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