Finding your history in the library catalog: how subject analysis can improve access to family and local histories

  • Author(s): Salem, Brenda
  • Abstract: Making library materials discoverable has always been the main goal of catalogers, but when the materials are local in nature and not widely published, this goal becomes even more important, especially when these materials are widely sought by library users. This presentation will go over the steps and considerations to take when providing subject access to genealogical and vital records, as well as local and family histories.

  • Author Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
  • Original Language: English
  • Spanish Title: Descubriendo tu historia en el catálogo: usando la asignación temática para mejorar el aceso a historias familiares y locales
  • English Title: Finding your history in the library catalog: how subject analysis can improve access to family and local histories
  • Conference: SALALM 59
  • Conference Host: Brigham Young University
  • Conference Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Conference Panel: Panel 6. Cataloging, bibliographic control, and library services
  • Presentation Date: May 13, 2014
  • Content Type: text
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
  • Media Type: computer
  • Carrier Type: online resource
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