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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?

Thanks,
Larry
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Laurence S. Creider
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University Library
New Mexico State University
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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:
>
> https://newcatalog.library.cornell.edu/
>
> 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
> work.
>
> 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)
>