Improving Resource Discoverability for Non-Roman Language Collections

EL-SHERBINI, Magda (2016) Improving Resource Discoverability for Non-Roman Language Collections. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session S12 - Classification and indexing. In: Subject Access: Unlimited Opportunities, 11-12 August 2016, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

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Abstract

Improving Resource Discoverability for Non-Roman Language Collections

Linking non-Roman subject terms with LCSH terms through the use of FAST terms opens new possibilities for improving resource discoverability and access to non-Roman script collections. My discussion will be focused on how the MARC21 record can be utilized to display non-Roman script subject terms in the ILS. To maximize discoverability of materials, non-Roman terms are linked to FAST subject terms. I will describe the experience of subject searching of non-Roman script materials using either the FAST English language terms, or their equivalents in non-Roman script languages. The Arabic language subject terms will be used as a prototype that can be applied as best practice for other non-Roman languages.

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