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Date of this Version

Summer 9-13-2013

Citation

CannCasciato, Daniel. Wikipedia-type disambiguation functionality in LCSH: a recommendation, 2013.

Comments

Submitted article for the journal Library Philosophy and Practice.

Abstract

Abstract: A proposal for a modest change in LCSH practice (and RDA when chapter 23 is written) to provide a Wikipedia-type disambiguation function for subject headings in library catalogs. Such a change is cost effective, scalable, familiar, and system-agnostic. Furthermore, it is necessary for fulfillment of our catalog objectives.