Title

The Disappearance of Controlled Vocabulary in Bibliographic Instruction: In Memoriam?

Date Created

12-2014

Abstract

At one time controlled vocabulary was an essential component of bibliographic instruction sessions. Today, whispered conversations among librarians and the lack of conference presentations, blog posts, and professional literature on the best use of controlled vocabulary seemingly indicate an evanescence of this content. Yet professional communication channels are also silent on the disappearance of controlled vocabulary. In this session, the presenter will share preliminary results of a regional survey of librarians concerning current instruction trends for controlled vocabulary. Attendees will discuss whether controlled vocabulary still has a place in bibliographic instruction.

Publication Title

LOEX Conference Proceedings 2012

Document Type

Article

First Page

57

Last Page

61

Keywords

controlled vocabulary; MeSH; library instruction; information literacy; database searching; research

Publisher

Eastern Michigan University

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