Use of subject headings in fiction cataloging

books with bookmarkOur library uses subject headings extensively in the cataloging of fiction.

The fiction collection is no longer just a ‘browsing collection’.  Rather it is…  but the browsers are often home at their computers.  Therefore the use of subject headings and summaries is essential to give the remote users a clearer picture of the item.  Say perhaps a mystery lover wants to read books that are set in France and feature nuns.  They can use a subject keyword search and type in Mystery France Nuns and they will retrieve a list of items that meet their criteria.

What is your library doing?  Do you go the extra mile for the remote user when it comes to   fiction?


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