Implementing Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) at the University of North Texas

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Presentation on the University of North Texas Libraries’ implementation of Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) headings in their catalog. It was presented at the American Library Association's (ALA) Core Interest Group Week event which was held virtually on July 26-30, 2021.

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Baron, Adam & Thomale, Jason July 27, 2021.

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Presentation on the University of North Texas Libraries’ implementation of Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) headings in their catalog. It was presented at the American Library Association's (ALA) Core Interest Group Week event which was held virtually on July 26-30, 2021.

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Abstract: If your library uses records from OCLC and relies on Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to provide subject access to your materials, there’s a good chance you’ve made a decision at some point in the last decade about how to handle Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) that began appearing in OCLC records. You’ve probably faced several questions: If FAST is based on LCSH, then why add FAST? What happens if you have both? What’s a good way to handle FAST headings in a traditional OPAC? What could you do with them in a faceted catalog?

The University of North Texas Libraries, like many, initially opted to remove FAST headings and continued to do so for several years. But recently, they had the opportunity to batch convert their LCSH to FAST, which—given their newly implemented faceted catalog—they now decided to embrace. In this presentation they will share their experiences, including why they decided to begin using FAST, the process of converting existing LCSH headings to FAST headings, the implementation decisions that they considered for both their traditional OPAC and their faceted catalog, and what they’ve learned (so far) about providing subject access using LCSH and FAST.

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Baron, Adam & Thomale, Jason. Implementing Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) at the University of North Texas, presentation, July 27, 2021; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1828572/: accessed April 20, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .

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