Controlled subject terms for Archon subject fields

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Controlled subject terms for Archon subject fields

Postby asalsich » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:09 pm

We at Oberlin are just beginning to move our finding aids into Archon. My question is about what controlled subject headings people are using in the subject fields, as our finding aids do not have subject terms assigned to them as yet.

Are Archon users generating their own local vocabulary terms, for the most part? Or is there a vocabulary (not LCSH) that people have found useful as a starting point? I checked the U. Illinois site and they are using simple, intuitive terms. We would like to do likewise but wonder if they started from scratch.

Thanks for your suggestions!
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Re: Controlled subject terms for Archon subject fields

Postby mswierenga » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:21 am

At WMU we are using LC subject headings. AAT and TGM for additional genre or material type terms as needed.
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Re: Controlled subject terms for Archon subject fields

Postby david.b.malone » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:06 pm

mswierenga wrote:At WMU we are using LC subject headings. AAT and TGM for additional genre or material type terms as needed.

Wheaton College is using LCSH and AAT.
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Re: Controlled subject terms for Archon subject fields

Postby beltramie » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:21 pm

Carleton College is using LC when possible and a local list moderated by one of our metadata librarians.
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Re: Controlled subject terms for Archon subject fields

Postby baklazanek » Tue May 14, 2013 8:11 am

Wheaton College using AAT?is that true?
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Re: Controlled subject terms for Archon subject fields

Postby david.b.malone » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:36 pm

baklazanek wrote:Wheaton College using AAT?is that true?


We are using AAT for form/genre.
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