Potential and Challenges of Subject Access in Libraries Today on the Example of Swedish Libraries
2016 (English)In: The international information & library review, ISSN 1057-2317, E-ISSN 1095-9297, Vol. 48, no 3, 204-210 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Ensuring quality subject access in information services is one of the major tasks in libraries and related information institutions. An exploratory study of Swedish library catalogs indicates that subject access is not addressed systematically, that in new digital collections knowledge organization systems are applied to a limited degree, and in integrated library and commercial databases the mappings between the different knowledge organization systems do not exist. Possibilities are suggested to help alleviate these issues, such as social tagging and automated subject indexing; how to best implement them calls for further research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 48, no 3, 204-210 p.
Subject access points, library catalogs, social tagging, knowledge organization systems (KOS), Swedish libraries
Research subject Humanities, Library and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-57557DOI: 10.1080/10572317.2016.1205406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-57557DiVA: diva2:1039239