Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2018

Publication Title

Library Resources & Technical Services

ISSN

2159-9610

Volume

62

Issue

1

First Page

16

Last Page

27

DOI

http://dx.doi.org.colorado.idm.oclc.org/10.5860/lrts.62n1.16

Abstract

This paper illustrates the process by which a subject heading is created within the controlled vocabulary of the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). The author details the steps involved in proposing a subject heading for inclusion in the Subject Authority File at the Library of Congress using two case studies as examples, one in which the subject heading was accepted into the LCSH system and one in which the subject heading was rejected despite being revised and resubmitted.

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