Thursday, July 11, 2002

Spanish Subject Headings

Oakland Public Library & San Francisco Public Library have combined their Spanish subject heading lists and made them available on the Web.
Currently there are approximately 1500 Spanish subject equivalents. The file is in alphabetical order by the LCSH followed by the OPL Spanish subject and the SFPL Spanish subject. The Spanish subject headings here are primarily those that are not represented in Bilindex. However, there are several that revise or update Bilindex terms or phrases to reflect current or preferred terminology. Due to the limitations of the dBASE program as well as to allow for proper indexing in the local system, all diacritical marks and tildes are omitted from the Spanish terms.
Thanks to Marylaine Block for this listing in Neat New Stuff.