Guidelines for Subject Access by National Bibliographic Agencies

Established: 2004

Terms of Reference

  • Look at national indexing policies of national libraries and national bibliographic agencies to consider what kind of access should be given to the different groups of users (stakeholders) of national bibliographies,
  • Provide recommendations on the selection of documents to be given subject access and propose various levels of indexing and classification, and
  • Establish guidelines (minimal requirements) in addition to the Guidelines for National Bibliographies in The Electronic Age ensuring that appropriate subject access is given by national bibliographic agencies to meet user needs.

The new Guidelines were published in April 2012, see Section's Publications

Contact

Chair:

Yvonne Jahns
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Deutscher Platz 1
D-04103 Leipzig
Germany

Email: y.jahns@d-nb.de

Classification and Indexing

Last update: 23 October 2012