Presentations (Communicative Events)

Implementing FAST in an Institutional Repository

Luna Lucero, Brian; Wacker, Melanie

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services began using FAST selectively in original cataloging of pamphlets in 2014 and also moved to using FAST in digital projects in early 2015. Based on these positive experiences, the decision was made to also use FAST in Columbia’s digital repository Academic Commons. This lightning talk will address the unique challenges faced by the Academic Commons team to move a large scale MODS-based repository of over 15,000 items from the very high level ProQuest subject terms to the much more granular FAST headings -- both for new cataloging going forward as well as for the existing records.



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Academic Units
Libraries and Information Services
Published Here
July 14, 2015


Presented at the annual meeting of the American Library Association on June 27, 2015 in San Francisco, California.