In a networked and globalized world of information the form of national bibliographies may have changed, however their major function remains unchanged: to inform about a countryas publication landscape, its cultural and intellectual heritage. Subject access offers a major route into this landscape providing information about the dispersion of publications in specific fields of knowledge and topics contained in a particular national publishing output. The Guidelines for Subject Access in National Bibliographies give graded recommendations concerning subject indexing policies for national bibliographic agencies and illustrating various policies by providing best practice examples.... on the classification schemes used and whether or not libraries have produced a manual on the creation and application of subject headings. ... with their present system of subject cataloguing during the 1990s or had already begun between 1980 and 1998. ... 3 Eighty-eight national libraries responded to the survey.
|Title||:||Guidelines for Subject Access in National Bibliographies|
|Author||:||IFLA Working Group on Guidelines for Subject Access by National Bibliographic Agencies|
|Publisher||:||Walter de Gruyter - 2012-04-26|