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Step 10: Subjects

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Subject: Topics - Personal Names - Corporate Names - Geographical Names

The next four fields include information concerning the subject of the work. The Library of Congress has established a large number of Subject Headings to describe almost every conceivable subject. The list is updated regularly with new terms. The Subject Headings are now publicly available online at http://authorities.loc.gov/

Consistent use within an organization of the same form of a subject heading is most important. If your organization finds that it uses a common standardized set of subject terms to catalog its material, email a copy of the list to imap@imappreserve.org and we can create a customized pop-up list for you to ensure consistency.

Subject - Topics

This field is used for topics that are the subject of the work.

For example:
AIDS
Gender Identity
Civil Rights

This is a repeatable field. It can be repeated as many times as necessary.

Subject - Personal Names

This field is used for names of people who are the subject of the work.

Example:
Lincoln, Abraham; 1809-1865.

This is a repeatable field. It can be repeated as many times as necessary.

Subject - Corporate Names

This field is used for entities that are the subject of the work.

For example:
Empire State Building (New York, NY)

This is a repeatable field. It can be repeated as many times as necessary.

Subject - Geographical Names

This field is used for geographical locations that are the subject of the work.

For example:
Owego, NY
Paris
Afghanistan
Mt. Everest

This is a repeatable field. It can be repeated as many times as necessary.

To ensure that you are using the common form and spelling of a name or place, consult the Library of Congress' Name Authority site at http://authorities.loc.gov/. It is accessible online and contains over 5.3 million name authority records, including personal, corporate, meeting and geographic names.

Language

Language

List the languages spoken on the film or tape in order of occurrence, that is, the language that is used most should be listed first. This is a repeatable field and you can list as many languages as necessary.



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