Excuse cross-posting, and please join us for: ALCTS, CaMMS, Subject Analysis Committee Presentation at the ALA Annual meeting Program, Monday June 26, 2017, 1-2:30 pm
McCormick Place, W183b

Topic: Subjects in authority records: looking towards a linked data future


Robert L. Maxwell
Ancient Languages and Special Collections Librarian
Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Adam L. Schiff
Principal Cataloger
University of Washington Libraries
Description: Currently, subject relationships may be recorded in NACO records only between entities established in the LC/NACO Authority File.  Relationships to terms in other thesauri such as LCSH or LCGFT are currently prohibited.  In a linked data future, it would be useful to record subject relationships in work records and genre/form relationships in work or expression records, since the information would only need to be recorded once and then could be inherited by all the expressions of that work, or all manifestations of the expression. It would be useful to begin recording these relationships in MARC so that when the data migrates to whatever format we have in the future the relationships will already be recorded.

Please come and hear what two experts have to say on this topic.

Peter Fletcher
Team Leader, International Team
Cyrillic Catalog Librarian & Metadata Specialist
UCLA Cataloging & Metadata Center
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