This special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly contains the proceedings of the Section’s satellite meeting held in Tallinn, Estonia, in August 2012.  In it, authors from many different countries describe ways that they are addressing user needs through subject access design and the creation of subject metadata for text and for cultural heritage materials. Others explore place-based information organization, collection-level subject metadata, automated indexing, and the modeling of classification systems in multicultural and multilingual contexts. The final session considers users as metadata creators in catalogs and institutional repositories. Along with an introduction and ten papers, a summary of the conference’s concluding round table discussion completes the issue and brings together important themes from this two-day event. 

Maja Å½umer, Sandra K. Roe, and Edward T. O’Neill, eds., ”Beyond Libraries: Subject Metadata in the Digital Environment and Semantic Web,” special issue, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 52, no. 1 (2014).

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