This paper will be presented at on August 16, 2011, at the World Library and Information
Congress : 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in San Juan.
Authors: Barbara Tillett, Libby Dechman, and Loche McLean (Library of Congress)
The Library of Congress is making its controlled vocabularies and classification system freely accessible on the Web. This presentation describes our services related to two of those controlled vocabularies and classification schemes: the Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification. It also describes the work to link various language versions of LCSH together.
The initial structure for this service uses SKOS, Simple Knowledge Organization System, which “Provides a model for expressing the basic structure and content of concept schemes such as thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading lists, taxonomies, folksonomies, and other similar types of controlled vocabulary.
Very useful information for all and several excellent graphics.