[metadataLibrarians] OCLC FAST
feltner at aztec.lib.utk.edu
Mon Mar 6 07:55:29 PST 2006
Thanks to everyone for the helpful replies on use of FAST. While FAST has
a lot to offer, I doubt it can stand alone as our only controlled
vocabulary. We will likely draw on other vocabularies/thesauri for genre,
geographic and personal/corporate names.
I also received a number of replies re: statewide digitization projects
and how we are approaching metadata. I inadvertently deleted a couple of
those while hastily cleaning out my inbox and apologize to folks I didn't
reply to! Please get back in touch if you'd like to talk further about
general approaches, documentation, etc.
> Hi, all,
> I'm exploring controlled vocabularies for use in Tennessee's statewide
digital library. I'm curious if anyone out there has experience using
FAST or could offer advice about using FAST for a largescale initiative?
What other alternatives might you recommend?
> Though FAST is still in development, the geographic/name/topical
authorities that are complete are undeniably rich. We will be involving
the museum community, historical societies, public and academic
> -- a pretty diverse group! Given how many folks will be contributing
metadata, we need something that is rich, but *easy to use*.
> Melanie Feltner-Reichert
> Metadata Librarian and Assistant Professor
> John C. Hodges Library
> University of Tennessee
> Knoxville, Tennessee
> Email: mfeltner at utk.edu
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