Mapping the LCSH and MeSH systems
Information technology and libraries
Olson, Tony~Strawn, Gary
Copyright (c) 1997 Library Information and Technology Association
Abstract: A number of problems arise when two or more subject system reside in the same online catalog. One solution to this "multiple vocabulary problem" is to map the systems involved. Since 1990, a project to map the LCSH and MeSH vocabularies has been carried out at Northwestern University. The LCSH / MeSH mapping data are now available for distribution to other libraries and information centers. The data can be used to generate displays in online catalogs that link corresponding LCSH and MeSH headings, thus enhancing retrieval of relevant bibliographic citations.