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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Los Angeles, CA 90095-7230


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