Thursday, January 17, 2013
FAST: Faceted Application of Subject Terminology
Chan, Lois Mai and O'Neill, Edward T. FAST: Faceted Application of Subject Terminology
Libraries Unlimited, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-59158-722-4
Have trouble navigating the complicated world of controlled subject headings? Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (or FAST) is designed to rework Library of Congress Subject Heading's structure and rules so that they are easier to use, understand, and apply. According to its authors, this book provides an explanation of the structure and application of the system's vocabulary and the mechanism used to control and maintain it. The book is intended for readers who are interested in learning about or applying FAST as an indexing vocabulary and those interested in finding an economical way to improve search results.