Print

Print


I see your point, but that is not the way the Coverage
and Subject are defined; instead, Coverage notes that recommended
practice is to use words rather than numbers.:
"Element: Coverage
            Comment:     Coverage will typically include spatial location 
(a place name
                         or geographic coordinates), temporal period (a 
period label,
                         date, or date range) or jurisdiction (such as a named
                         administrative entity).
                         Recommended best practice is to select a value from a
                         controlled vocabulary (for example, the Thesaurus 
of Geographic
                         Names [TGN]) and that, where appropriate, named 
places or time
                         periods be used in preference to numeric 
identifiers such as
                         sets of coordinates or date ranges."
and Subject notes that it is to be used for "topic of content."

Mary

At 06:16 PM 6/9/00 +0200, Yves Crevoisier wrote:
>Hi  Mary and Alejandro,
>
>I'm interested about the debate and I don't know exactly what means FAST. But
>it seems me that we are speaking about "faceted classification" 
>(classification
>à facettes). Perhaps that coverage is intented to use such complex and 
>codified
>schemas, but now only  for spatial or temporal data. To be pragmatic I think
>that "coverage" is useful  to use very codified and machine readable
>classification, and "subject" for human readable controlled indexing
>vocabulary.
>
>Perhaps you find more information in :
>
>http://www.govst.edu/users/gddcasey/sac/MetadataReport.html
>
>
>Mary Larsgaard wrote:
>
> > Web site for FAST, please? Obviously I lead
> > a sheltered life, because I've never heard of it.
> >
> > At 12:49 PM 6/8/00 -0500, Alejandro Garza González wrote:
> > >I think FAST (Faceted Assignment of Subject Terminology) has touched on
> > >this.. anyone car to comment?
> > >
> > >-----Mensaje original-----
> > >De: Stina Degerstedt <[log in to unmask]>
> > >Para: dc-libraries <[log in to unmask]>
> > >Fecha: Jueves, 08 de Junio de 2000 04:11 a.m.
> > >Asunto: Subject vs. Coverage?
> > >
> > >
> > > >Hello!
> > > >
> > > >I have a question concerning the usage of DC.SUBJECT as apposed to
> > > >DC.COVERAGE:
> > > >
> > > >The Royal Library runs a subject heading list which is used by many
> > > >Swedish libraries. The list contains of both single terms and
> > > >pre-coordinated terms for general use. It is also
> > > >possible to add a geographical name or a time aspect to the terms
> > > >(according to our guidelines).
> > > >Example: 'Byggnader - arkitektur - Sverige - 1900-talet' (= Buildings -
> > > >architecture - Sweden - 20th century).
> > > >
> > > >This subject list is freely available on Internet (as a database -
> > > >adress, se below) and ment to be a tool for describing both printed
> > > >material and electronic resources. We also plan to add an English
> > > >translation of the terms in order to gain greater interoperability with
> > > >other systems.
> > > >
> > > >Now to the point: We are just now discussing the relationship between
> > > >the dc elements of Subject and Coverage when it comes to place names and
> > > >time. Which is the "best" element for place names? Should we double the
> > > >information? Are pre-coordinated subject headings only for librarians
> > > >while "ordinary people" prefer a combination of single terms in both
> > > >Subject and in Coverage?
> > > >We are very much interested to learn if there have been any previous
> > > >discussions in these matters. We would also be much greatful if those of
> > > >you who use subject headings similar to ours could tell us about your
> > > >praxis and experiences when working with Dublin Core.
> > > >
> > > >Adress to "Svenska ämnesord" (only in Swedish):
> > > >http://www.amnesord.kb.se/
> > > >
> > > >Kindly,
> > > >
> > > >Stina
> > > >
> > > >--------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > >Stina Degerstedt
> > > >Enheten för bibliografisk utveckling och samordning (BUS)
> > > >- Division for Bibliographic Development and Co-ordination
> > > >Kungl. biblioteket - Royal Library - National Library of Sweden
> > > >Post adress: Box 5039, S-102 41 Stockholm, Sweden
> > > >Telephone: +46 8 463 42 42, Fax: +46 8 463 42 25
> > > >Mail to: [log in to unmask]
> > > >--------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> > ______________________________________
> >
> > Mary Lynette Larsgaard
> > Assistant Head, Map and Imagery Laboratory
> > Davidson Library
> > University of California, Santa Barbara
> > Santa Barbara CA 93106
> > telephone: 805/893-4049
> > fax: 805/893-8799
> > email: [log in to unmask]
> > ______________________________________
>
>--
>Yves Crevoisier
>Bibliothécaire-responsable
>
>Tel. ++41 22 705 70 81
>E-mail : [log in to unmask]
>
>Adresse postale/postal address :
>
>Lettres/letters :
>
>Bibliothèque d'histoire générale
>Faculté des Lettres
>Université de Genève
>Case postale
>1211 Genève 4
>Suisse
>
>Paquets/parcels :
>
>Bibliothèque d'histoire générale
>Faculté des Lettres
>Université de Genève
>Place de l'Université 3
>1205 Genève
>Suisse
>

______________________________________

Mary Lynette Larsgaard
Assistant Head, Map and Imagery Laboratory	
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara CA 93106
telephone: 805/893-4049
fax: 805/893-8799
email: [log in to unmask]
______________________________________


%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%