FDLP

Subject Headings Behind the Scenes

Title: Subject Headings Behind the Scenes

Speaker:

  • Oksana Osborne, Librarian (Technical Services), GPO

Description:

    Have you ever wondered how subject headings are chosen for catalog records or why they are worded the way they are? This session will dispel mysteries about how GPO selects and applies Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT). Topics include headings and terms commonly used for Government information dissemination products; how to interpret headings; quality control measures at GPO; and tips for searching the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GGP). We will also look at GPO’s creation of new LCSH and LCGFT as a member of the Subject Authority Cooperative Program (SACO).

Duration: 57 minutes

Date Recorded: 10/14/2020

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