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  • Sears Subject Headings

    1. 1. Sears Subject Headings Julie Bramman, Renee Clark, Lindy Garland, Aubrey Iglesias, Erica Johnson, and Thomas Leonhardt
    2. 2. Topics of Discussion <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Define and Describe </li></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>BINGO </li></ul>
    3. 3. Basic Branches of Cataloging <ul><li>1. Descriptive cataloging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieval by title, author, date, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Subject cataloging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What an information package is about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subject heading lists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thesauri </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>From: Sears List of Subject Headings , 17 th Edition, C. 2000 </li></ul>
    4. 4. History <ul><li>Minnie Earl Sears (1st 3 ed.) </li></ul><ul><li>1923 </li></ul><ul><li>Like LCSH, but for small libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Surveyed 9 other small libraries </li></ul>
    5. 5. How is Sears different? Flexibility & Simplification: <ul><li>Simplification of phrasing </li></ul><ul><li>Not exhaustive list of terms </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified instructions </li></ul>
    6. 6. Determine Subject Content <ul><li>Principle of specific and direct entry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heading separate term, not subdivision under broader heading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rule of 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 3 headings per information package </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uniformity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials on single topic, same heading </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Apply Subject Headings <ul><li>If established heading exists, use that heading </li></ul><ul><li>If synonym or alternative, select term from list </li></ul><ul><li>If no heading exists, create new heading </li></ul>
    8. 8. Uses <ul><li>Small libraries, foreign libraries, and school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Subject cataloging </li></ul><ul><li>References Dewey numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible, flexible and expandable </li></ul><ul><li>Historical and established use </li></ul><ul><li>A teaching tool for librarians </li></ul>
    9. 9. Example <ul><li>Hair 612.7; 646.7 </li></ul><ul><li>Use for general materials on hair as well for as materials on hairdressing and haircutting. </li></ul><ul><li>UF Barbering </li></ul><ul><li>Coiffure </li></ul><ul><li>Haircutting </li></ul><ul><li>Hairdressing </li></ul><ul><li>Hairstyles </li></ul><ul><li>Hairstyling </li></ul><ul><li>BT Head </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Grooming </li></ul><ul><li>NT Wigs </li></ul><ul><li>Haircutting </li></ul><ul><li>USE Hair </li></ul><ul><li>Hairdressing </li></ul><ul><li>USE Hair From: Sears List of Subject Headings , 17 th ed. C. 2000 </li></ul>
    10. 10. Comparison with LCSH <ul><li>SOURCE OF HEADINGS: Library of Congress Online Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>INFORMATION FOR: Hair </li></ul><ul><li>Please note: Broader Terms are not currently available </li></ul><ul><li>Select a Link Below to Continue... </li></ul><ul><li>Authority Record </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Beards </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Bristles </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Eyebrows </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Eyelashes </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Guard hair </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Horsehair </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Molting </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Mustaches </li></ul><ul><li>See Also: Scalp </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Trichomes </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Wigs </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Wool </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Gray hair </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Whiskers </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Sale of human hair </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Long hair </li></ul><ul><li>Narrower Term: Sidelocks </li></ul><ul><li>From: http:/authorities.loc.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Hair 612.7; 646.7 </li></ul><ul><li>Use for general materials on hair as well for as materials on hairdressing and haircutting. </li></ul><ul><li>UF Barbering </li></ul><ul><li>Coiffure </li></ul><ul><li>Haircutting </li></ul><ul><li>Hairdressing </li></ul><ul><li>Hairstyles </li></ul><ul><li>Hairstyling </li></ul><ul><li>BT Head </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Grooming </li></ul><ul><li>NT Wigs </li></ul><ul><li>Haircutting </li></ul><ul><li>USE Hair </li></ul><ul><li>Hairdressing </li></ul><ul><li>USE Hair </li></ul><ul><li>From: Sears List of Subject Headings , 17 th Edition, C. 2000 </li></ul>
    11. 11. Evaluation <ul><li>Inexpensive and easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Effective for general collections </li></ul><ul><li>Not as widely known or accessible as LCSH </li></ul><ul><li>Not updated as often as LCSH </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be published on-line to remain competitive with LCSH </li></ul>

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