Subject Indexing at the National Library of Latvia: New Approach, Challenges, and Benefits
The rapid development of information technologies and various information resources in the Internet environment, cultural heritage digitization, and Linked Data significantly affect the need for changes in library catalogs. Libraries need to look for new opportunities to reflect the content and form of a variety of information resources. This article introduces the main aspects of implementing the Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) at the National Library of Latvia. It describes how form/genre headings are adopted from FAST for different information resources at the National Library of Latvia and the main challenges and benefits.
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
National Library of Latvia Subject Headings (NLLSH); Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH); Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST); form/genre headings; subject indexing; authority control