It is during the subject determination process that the critical terms are created that link any given document to its audience, the information seeker. Perhaps it is rational that subject cataloging should itself be subjective, but, in fact, subject catalogers create and use processes that assist them in assigning classification numbers and subject headings. The process of subject determination, however, is little understood outside the cataloging department.
Alenka Sauperl is Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science and Publishing, the Faculty of Arts, at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dr. ?auperl is a member of the International Society for Knowledge Organization, the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and the Slovene library association.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Different Views on the Process of Subject Cataloging Chapter 3 Presentation of the Research Project Chapter 4 Twelve Personal Approaches to Subject Cataloging Chapter 5 Summarized Approach to Subject Cataloging Chapter 6 A Hypothetical Example of Subject Cataloging Chapter 7 Subject Cataloging: Application, Education, and the Future