Tuesday, February 20, 2007

English and Spanish Subject Headings

Here is an interesting service, still in beta, LC Subject Headings in Spanish or Encabezamientos de materia LC en español.
This a preliminary Spanish-English/English-Spanish list of subject headings. Please use it with caution! Much of the data has not yet been checked thoroughly and some of it not at all.

As of January 2007 headings from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain) have been included along with the two original sources. One these is an English-Spanish list of headings and subdivisions under development at the Queens Borough Public Library. The other is a set of bibliographic records from the catalog of the San Francisco Public Library. These records contain subject headings in both languages and certain patterns made it possible to match Spanish to English with a fair degree of accuracy. Most of the errors in matching were removed through a manual review.

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