While I completely agree with you Deborah, it's very sad to see the latest
generation of discovery tools that appear to completely disregard the
benefits of controlled headings, such that even if you wanted to do a
browse search under a heading (name, subject, title) you could not.
Keyword is the best they seem to do, even in advanced search options.
Adam L. Schiff
University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
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On Wed, 4 Apr 2012, Deborah J. Leslie wrote:
> 4. Are we (and should we be) in the business of controlling headings or supplying hotlinks?
> If we don't control headings, our catalogs are a mess, our readers are ill-served, and we're no better off than trying to find an author in Amazon. A slightly surprising aspect of working so closely with curators and reference staff at the Folger was to discover that they care *very much* about authority control, and want more of it, not less.
> Deborah J. Leslie, M.A., M.L.S. | Head of Cataloging, Folger Shakespeare Library
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