Subject Analysis and Access – the new name of our Section
21 September 2016
We have discussed changing the name of our section for a long time. Our former name was Classification & Indexing. We wanted to have a name that more focused on the use of subject metadata. ” …In addition to the end-user focus (“Access”) we also include the role of the professional. “Analysis” refers to the work and thought that goes into determining “aboutness” (or “determining what a document is about”) and then creating subject access – be it assigning classification or headings, developing thesauri, or devising tools and other automatic ways to achieve subject access…” Read the full article about the name change in the June 2016 Metadata Newsletter, pp 21-23.