The Subject Categories:. Time to Update. Judy Gilmore, OSTI STIP – April 26, 2007. United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Subject Access Points. Four ways our databases provide subject access to users
Time to Update
Judy Gilmore, OSTI
STIP – April 26, 2007
United States Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Four ways our databases provide subject access to users
Time to Update
Determine additions/changes to the Subject Categories needed in order to reflect major new research areas or major changes in emphasis in DOE mission, scope, and related activities.
Collect/study current subject topic terminologies from many different sources
How new “buzz words” (not yet in a “controlled” vocabulary), can show up in a record and be searchable.
Information accepted by OSTI “as is.” Author/site has full freedom of input.
Indexed and made available in the subject field of OSTI’s databases, right along with the subject category and the subject descriptors.
Keywords from DOE authors/sites
After researching, comparing, counting, and crosswalking, the Project Team recommended:
Database search interfaces have to often use subject topics that are broader than the official Categories.
Once the Categories are updated, OSTI will also look at these broad search terms at the product level to ensure consistency.
Solicit STIP feedback.
You’ll receive an email sometime in May asking for your reaction to the recommended new Categories, your reasoning, and your suggestions for real-life “example terms” from your site that would go into a rewrite of selected, existing Categories.
SPECIAL THANKS TO JANNEAN ELLIOTT, OSTISUBJECT CATEGORY TEAM LEAD