Hi Andrea--

I am a firm believer in controlled vocabulary. Studies have shown that a large 
percentage of the resources retrieved through keyword searches would be missed 
if subject headings which include controlled vocabulary are absent. For example 
see this article: 
 (you can see the abstract but full text requires subscription)

Best wishes,

From: Andrea Rapp <anrapp2...@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 3:47:37 PM
To: Leibowitz, Faye R
Cc: rhaus_...@yahoo.com; hasaf...@lists.service.ohio-state.edu
Subject: Re: [ha-Safran] Question about classifying YA historical fiction

I'm not sure it's necessary to worry so much about subject headings anymore.  
People simply enter words in the search box.  So I load up my 520 notes with 
words and names I think people will search for.  What do others think?

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> On Aug 18, 2017, at 8:45 AM, Leibowitz, Faye R <frle...@pitt.edu> wrote:
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