Introduction to Library of Congress Subject Headings

Date(s) - 05/18/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am




This session will briefly cover the history and principles of the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) vocabulary and introduce the participant to the basics of content analysis. Participants will learn how to assign main headings and how to build structured headings with topical and geographic free-floating subdivisions. Participants will learn how to find and make use of the Subject Headings Manual and will be introduced to and as tools for selection of controlled vocabulary from LCSH.

Learning outcomes:
Describe the principles behind the LCSH vocabulary
Identify concepts for subject analysis using the 20% rule
Construct topical headings and basic structured headings

Biography ~ Bobby Bothmann
Bobby Bothmann is professor and metadata & emerging technologies librarian in Library Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Bobby catalogs all types of resources and investigates new technologies. He holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and an MS in Geography and English Technical Communication from MSU Mankato. Bobby teaches cataloging for the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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