New Resource From Core Now Open for Comment/Feedback: “Retrospective Implementation of Faceted Vocabularies”
From a Core Blog Post:
The ALA Core SAC Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies (SSFV) is proud to announce the completion of the first version of a new resource entitled Retrospective Implementation of Library of Congress Faceted Vocabularies: Best Practices for Librarians and Programmers.
This resource (several years in the making) describes a set of best practices for implementers wishing to apply LC faceted vocabularies–using purpose-built fields in the MARC 21 bibliographic format–retrospectively to library catalogs, utilizing automated and semi-automated processes. It is also intended to serve as an ever-growing hub of information for all matters related to retrospective implementation of LC faceted vocabularies, including efforts undertaken by specialist communities of practice, library consortia/cooperatives, library systems vendors, etc. Lastly, it articulates a “roadmap” for ongoing work by SSFV and allied communities of practice.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.