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Local Subject Headings

A guide that documents why and how one might add local subject headings to one's catalog, with specific attention to the needs of a consortium.

Alma

Local fields in Alma:

  1. Orbis Cascade Alliance: https://www.orbiscascade.org/local-fields/
  2. SUNY: https://slcny.libguides.com/training/technical-services-workflows; primarily being used for data relevant to special collections materials.
  3. SUNY (Update): https://slcny.libguides.com/c.php?g=986218&p=7623203&fbclid=IwAR3Lq_bcRE5-PkxijAX1GUm1iM-WH78x_G--SD9w70bGOFTTgeqENFulzgM; implementation using Primo VE

Workflows

Models

A couple of axes to consider:

  1. Scope of intervention:
    1. Inclusionary:
      1.  In addition to existing approved subject terms, support locally-derived subject terms or terms from agreed upon alternative controlled vocabulary or classification scheme.
    2. Exclusionary:
      1. Replace existing approved subject headings with locally-derived subject terms or terms from agreed upon alternative controlled vocabulary or classification scheme.
    3. Hybrid: Leave existing approved subject headings in place, but supress them from display while adding locally-derived subject terms or terms from agreed upon alternative controlled vocabulary or classification scheme.
  2. Level of intervention:
    1. In Alma:
      1. Are we doing something in the network zone or the Institutional zone?
      2. Are we doing something 
    2. In Primo:
      1. A simple transformation doesn't account for the nuancing.