Very interesting. Do you know whether there is data that indicates that
FAST headings improve the ability of users to retrieve the material they
want or need?
Laurence S. Creider
Head, Archives and Special Collections Dept.
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
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On Tue, June 23, 2015 2:35 pm, Chiat Naun Chew wrote:
> Since Cornell began its FAST project early last year we've been gratified
> by the interest shown by colleagues at other institutions. I'm pleased to
> announce that we now have FAST implemented as the faceting vocabulary in
> our production catalogue. Please try it out for yourselves:
> We feel that FAST offers noticeably cleaner and more intuitive faceting
> than LCSH, something that is especially noticeable in the geographical
> facet. Equally important, each FAST heading is associated with an
> identifier and thus helps lay the foundation for our ongoing linked data
> In addition to FAST the new catalogue has a number of other notable
> features, including what we think is a particularly well-implemented
> browse feature.
> It's been hugely rewarding to work with the OCLC Research team on this
> project. A special vote of thanks to them, and to Cornell's Discovery and
> Access team.
> If you'd like to know more, our presentation from ALA last year is a good
> place to start: http://connect.ala.org/node/226498.
> Chew Chiat Naun
> (on behalf of the Cornell FAST team: Gary Branch, Steven Folsom, Sarah
> Ross and Ardeen White)