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Presentation by Eric Childress and Ed O'Neill at the Faceted Subject Access IG at ALA Annual 2013, Chicago, IL 29 June 2013

Presentation by Eric Childress and Ed O'Neill at the Faceted Subject Access IG at ALA Annual 2013, Chicago, IL 29 June 2013

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Faceted Subject Access Interest Group FAST Report, ALA Annual 2013 Faceted Subject Access Interest Group FAST Report, ALA Annual 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • Eric Childress Ed O’Neill ALA Annual 2013 29 June 2013 FAST Report 1 Faceted Subject Access Interest Group
  • FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) • Joint OCLC Research and Library of Congress project • Provides a faceted version of the Library of Congress Subject Headings • Available in various interfaces and downloadable versions 2 http://fast.oclc.org/searchfast/
  • FAST stats Total headings: 1.7 million • Facets: – Personal names: 704,143 – Corporate names: 357,625 – Events: 11,915 – Uniform titles: 61,633 – Chronological: 676 – Topical: 392,593 – Geographic: 148,722 – Form/Genre: 1,905 • Deprecated/deleted: 46,719 • FAST headings have been successfully added to an off- line copy of OCLC's WorldCat database. – WorldCat contained 1,678,279 distinct FAST headings (excluding chronological) each controlled with a single authority record. – WorldCat contained 26,425,717 distinct LCSH headings (including names valid as subjects) with approximately 7.5% controlled by a single authority record. 3
  • mapFAST Mobile 4 http://www.oclc.org/research/news/2013/06-25.html http://experimental.worldcat.org/mapfast/mobile/
  • “Centers” work • Experimental • Leverages FAST and VIAF in OCLC Research’s upgraded version of WorldCat • Reveals: – What a given library has relative-to-others’ strengths – Which libraries are strong for a given topic/person/country 5http://hangingtogether.org/?cat=13
  • Forthcoming… • Interviews with 16 parties – 9 adopters – 7 non-adopters • Presented in two parts – Summary of findings – 16 interviews 6
  • FAST report - interview subjects Adopters • Bodleian Libraries (University of Oxford) • Databib.org • National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) • OCLC • RMIT Publishing • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library • Universiteitsbibliotheek Amsterdam (Amsterdam University Library) • University of Illinois at Chicago • University of North Dakota Non-adopters • Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) • Minnesota State University, Mankato • University of Western Ontario - PhD Research • People of the Founding Era • l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (University of Quebec in Montreal) • University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston • World Maritime University 7
  • RMIT quote 8 http://www.informit.com.au/downloads/bulletin_issue3_2011.pdf
  • Facets used 9 9 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 FAST Facets Use by Adopters Topics Geographic Names Form/Genre Personal Names Corporate Names Chronological Events Titles From: Mixter, Jeffrey, and Eric Childress. 2013. FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) users summary and case studies. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research.
  • Why adopted… 10 8 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 Positive Attributes cited by FAST Adopters easy to use simple syntax non-cataloger use all headings are linked rich vocabulary easy to learn linked data faceted navigation easy to implement uniform indexing From: Mixter, Jeffrey, and Eric Childress. 2013. FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) users summary and case studies. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research.
  • Adopters vs. Non-adopters 11 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 simple syntax uniform indexing easy to use non-cataloger use all headings are linked easy to implement faceted navigation geographic search innovative uses staff efficiency FAST Adopters FAST Non-Adopters From: Mixter, Jeffrey, and Eric Childress. 2013. FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) users summary and case studies. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research.
  • In-press • Will be released in July 2013 12
  • This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ©2013 OCLC fast@oclc.org Thank you 13