Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Genre/Form Headings Presentation

Janis Young's presentation at the Library of Congress is now available. Expanding the Power of the Library's Family of Vocabularies: Genre/Form Headings
In 2007, the Library of Congress embarked upon a project to create a system of genre/form headings, which describe what a work is rather than what it is about, as subject headings do. This presentation will explain the motivations for undertaking the project, including the need to anticipate the linked data requirements of the new generation of search engines and user interfaces, and also enumerate the authority record distribution channels, which furnish data for both human use and for data mining and computer manipulation. In addition, the presentation will address the practical impacts of this project on LC staff and users alike.
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