Subject Analysis Committee
ALA Midwinter 2001

Lynn El Hoshy gave a report from LC. Voyager 2000 will be implemented later this spring. The display of authority records is dependent on its implementation. It is hoped that a thesaural view of LCSH will be developed either as part of the display or soon thereafter. Classification Web is being tested (http://lccweb.net) and it allows some interaction of LCSH and LCC. Voyager 2000 includes display of CJK and Hebrew vernacular characters (but not Arabic, Persian and Yiddish). The revised art subject headings are about ready to go to CDS for distribution in the next update to the Subject cataloging manual: subject headings. The biggest change from the proposed revisions is the addition of free-floating century subdivisions back to the 10th century. The revisions will be available before the ARLIS/NA conference in late March though the SCM:SH update will be distributed later in the spring. [They were made available on the CPSO site in late January.]

Lois Mai Chan reported on IFLA and announced two events in conjunction with 2001 conference in Boston: program on “Education and knowledge organization”; satellite meeting in Dublin, Ohio on “Subject retrieval in a networked world.” The theme of compatibility and integration of subject access tools in being considered for Glasgow in 2002.