On Thu, 26 Feb 2015, Kevin M Randall wrote:
> And if we want to use a controlled vocabulary, the only agreed-upon one for the PCC is LCSH.
On this, I must respectfully but forcefully disagree, Kevin. The DCM Z1 does not say we should use LCSH. For example for field 374 it says: "Prefer controlled vocabulary, such as LCSH or Me
SH, recording the source in subfield $2." For 372 it says: "When recording a term indicating the field, prefer controlled vocabulary, such as LCSH or MeSH, recording the source in subfield $2." For 368 it says: "Prefer controlled vocabulary for terms, recording the source in subfield $2."
LCSH happens to be the easiest controlled vocabulary for most of us to use, because it is easy to search in the utilities, and it is quite familiar since many of us use it for assigning subject headings. But it is not a mandated vocabulary to use and certainly not the only agreed-upon one for PCC.
Adam L. Schiff
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