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REMINDER: There are a few seats left for FLICC's

Library of Congress Subject Headings workshop

Thursday, September 16, 2004--9:00 am to 4:00 pm

See the Agenda below.

This workshop provides an overview of Library of Congress Subject
Headings (LCSH). Through lecture and exercises, participants will
learn
how to select subject terms, construct headings with subdivisions, and
interpret LC subject authority records in both print and MARC formats.

Intended audience: Library staff responsible for copy or original
cataloging. The workshop will also appeal to other library staff whose
knowledge of LCSH needs a more thorough basis. The instructor, Linda
Gabel, Consulting Product Manager from OCLC, will discuss

* principles of subject heading construction
* MARC tagging of subject headings
* construction of subdivisions
* subject authority records
* pattern headings
* tools and resources

Date
Thursday, September 16, 2004

Time
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no
entry to the Library of Congress prior to 8:30 a.m.)

Place
West Dining Room, 6th floor, Madison Building, The Library of
Congress,
101 Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540

Metro
Capitol South (Orange and Blue Lines)

Sponsor
FLICC Education Working Group

Registration
$125--Visit the FLICC Educational Programs Web site at
http://www.loc.gov/flicc/feveform.html to register online. To view a
PDF version of the Meeting Announcement visit
http://www.loc.gov/flicc/ma/2004/ma0432.pdf.

Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at (202)
707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask]

Information
Call FLICC (202) 707-4800; TTY (202) 707-4995

Cancellations
Cancellations must be called into the FLICC office (202-707-4800) 48
hours prior to the start of an educational program or the full fee
will
be charged.

AGENDA

I. Introduction

II. Resources
* Discussion of the print and online resources, and how they are used

III. Definitions and General Rules
* Basic building blocks of subject headings, with discussion of LC
practice in the construction and assignment of subject headings

IV. Tagging
* Discussion of tag groups, subfield codes, and "division of the
world"

V. Authority File
* Searching and interpreting information in the online Authority File

VI. Pattern Headings/Subdivisions
* Using the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings to construct
subject headings not found in the Authority File

VII. Geographics
* How to construct geographic headings and subdivisions

VIII. Wrap-up/Evaluation

FLICC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT MA2004-32