Experimenting with Controlled Vocabulary: Using the Cataloging Lab to Shape LCSH
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)
Description: Chances are good that your library uses LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings) to describe resources and help users find what they need. Do you know how LCSH are created and revised? If a subject heading is not serving your users well, do you know how to propose a change? This webinar will provide a crash course in the process of submitting LCSH proposals as well as introduce the Cataloging Lab, a wiki where anyone can collaborate to suggest headings additions or revisions. Anyone who is interested in making our shared vocabulary more responsive to users’ needs is welcome!
About the Presenter:
Violet Fox is a cataloging and metadata expert residing in central Minnesota. She completed her MLIS at the University of Washington iSchool in 2013. Her research interests include the intricacies of zine cataloging and the ethical implications of classification.
Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.
To register for the online event
1. Go to registration page: goo.gl/EBFEPo
2. Complete and submit the form.
3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.
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