One thought on “Give us a subject heading …”

  1. It strikes me that LC subject headings are not good access points across various forms of media, and that they present a considerable usability problem. The two subject headings are 32 characters and 39 characters long. With many ILS interfaces today, one typo and the user is — at best — thrown into a browse screen (with their selected heading hopefully nearby). At worst the user gets a “no hits found” error. Either way, I wonder what could be done to improve the usability of subject headings. Does LCSH have a standard identifier scheme that could be used instead?

Comments are closed.