LC Update to the Authority Control Interest Group 2012 ALA Annual Conference Janis L.

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LC Update to the
Authority Control Interest Group
2012 ALA Annual Conference
Janis L. Young
Policy and Standards Division
Library of Congress
[email protected]
Bibliographic Framework
Transition Initiative
• LC has contracted with Zepheira
– Zepheira team led by Eric Miller will provide
• A model (or models) to serve as starting points for
• An analysis of related initiatives underway that will be
useful to this effort
Bibliographic Framework
Transition Initiative
• LC will enable community participation
– International users and partners
– Various types of information agencies and libraries
– Library suppliers
• Information will be posted at
Romanization Tables
Tables posted on the ALA-LC Romanization Tables
• New tables
– Moroccan Tamazight
– Shan
– Syriac
• Revisions to existing tables
– Bulgarian
– Khmer
– Russian
Romanization Tables
Tables currently under constituent review
• New tables
– Cherokee
– Manchu
• Revisions to existing tables
– Arabic
– Japanese
– Belarusian
Romanization Tables
Tables that will be posted for constituent
– Kazakh in Arabic script (new)
– Lepcha (revision)
Taiwanese Place Names
• Name and subject headings for geographic
places in Taiwan should now be established
using the Pinyin romanization scheme
– Including all jurisdictions, quasi-jurisdictions, and
– Subject Headings Manual H 690 will be revised
– LC staff will examine the existing headings and
update them as necessary
LCC in Authorities & Vocabularies
• Four LC classification schedules have been added as
a beta test
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Music and books on music
Fine arts
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources
• Schedules may be searched by caption
• Bulk download of the schedules is not available
LC Classification: KIA-KIK
• Law of the Indigenous Peoples of the
Americas: North America (KIA-KIK)
– Draft available on LC’s web site at
– Comment period closed May 20, 2012
– Questions: Jolande Goldberg, [email protected]
LCSH: Orphan Headings
• Investigating the possibility of adding BTs to
categories of orphan headings
– To more closely align with ANSI/NISO Z39.19-2005
– To enhance the usefulness of LCSH on the
Semantic Web
072 Fields in Subject Authorities
• Experiment to add subject category codes
(MARC 21 field 072) to subject authorities
– To enhance usability of LCSH on the Semantic Web
• Requires automatic heading generation
– To allow systems to suggest appropriate
subdivisions to catalogers
– To improve automatic validation of heading strings
072 Fields in Subject Authorities
• 072 field will contain Subject Headings
Manual instruction sheet numbers for freefloating and pattern lists of subdivisions
– Will indicate into which list(s) a heading falls
– Will correlate to the 073 fields (subdivision usage),
already present in subdivision records
072 Fields in Subject Authorities
073 ## $a H 1150 $z lcsh
180 ## $x Patients
680 ## $i Use as a topical subdivision under
individual diseases and types of diseases.
072 #7 $a H 1150 $2 lcsh
150 ## $a Autoimmune diseases
Generated heading string
650 #0 $a Autoimmune diseases $x Patients.
072 Fields in Subject Authorities
• Experiment parameters
– PSD subject policy specialists will add 072 fields as
time permits
– Proposals that appear on Tentative Monthly Lists
and headings that are directly encountered during
vetting of the Lists will be eligible
– Straightforward instruction sheets will be included
– Only subject authority records may include 072
fields; 072 fields may not be added to name
authorities at this time
072 Fields in Subject Authorities
• Will allow programmers to experiment with
using the data to create linkages
– Success or failure will help inform PSD’s decision
on whether to continue
– If successful
• The project will likely be broadened to include other
• Problematic instruction sheets will be addressed
Genre/Form Terms
Cartography project
• Proposal
– Broaden meaning of Globes and assign it to all
– Cancel Lunar globes
– Post-coordinate with the subject heading for the
body represented
Genre/Form Terms
Cartography project
• Assignment of headings
Title: [Globe of Ganymede].
651 #0 $a Ganymede (Satellite) $v Globes.
655 #7 $a Globes. $2 lcgft
Title: [Globe of the Earth].
651 #0 $a Earth $v Globes.
655 #7 $a Globes. $2 lcgft
Genre/Form Terms
Cartography project
• Discussion paper: Proposed Treatment of
Globes in the LCGFT Environment
– Comments accepted through July 31, 2012
Genre/Form Terms
Music genre/form project
• Collaboration between the Music Library
Association (MLA) and LC
– Have agreed to over 600 terms to date
Genre/Form Terms
Music medium of performance project
• Library of Congress Medium of Performance
Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT)
– Collaboration between LC and MLA
• MARC coding
– Bibliographic records: tag 382
– Authority records
• MARBI DP02: Authority records for music medium of
performance terms
Genre/Form Terms
Literature project
• Undertaken in cooperation with the
ALCTS/SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form
Implementation (SGFI)
– Working Group on LCGFT Literature Terms
• PSD provided a seed list of approximately 550
LCSH form headings
Genre/Form Terms
Literature project
• Working Group’s tasks
– Evaluate the terms provided by PSD
– Identify additional terminology
– Suggest the form of the authorized term and
references in a report to PSD
Genre/Form Terms
General terms project
• Undertaken in cooperation with SGFI
• Potential genre/form terms
Genre/Form Terms
MARBI discussion papers
• Inclusion of additional aspects in MARC
bibliographic and authority records
– DP03: Chronological aspects
– DP04: Audience characteristics
– DP05: Creator/contributor groups