Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-1998

Journal or Book Title

College and Research Libraries

Volume

59

Issue

2

First Page

129

Last Page

137

DOI

10.5860/crl.59.2.129

Abstract

The ACRL Women’s Studies Section Technical Services Committee investigated the assignment of subject headings to core works in women’s studies. Annotations for the works were compared with subject headings on OCLC cataloging copy, mainly created by the Library of Congress. Inadequacies were identified and traced to three sources: inadequacy of terminology, the complexities of assigning headings in interdisciplinary and/or emerging fields, and standard cataloging practices. Recommendations for amelioration of these problems are made.

Comments

This article is from College and Research Libraries 59 (1998): 129–137, doi:10.5860/crl.59.2.129. Posted with permission.

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The authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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