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The Impact of Subject Heading Assignment on Circulation of Dissertations at Virginia Tech

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dc.creator Sapon-White, Richard
dc.creator Hansbrough, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-18T23:38:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-18T23:38:23Z
dc.date.issued 1998-10
dc.identifier.citation Sapon-White, Richard E., and Mary Hansbrough. "The Impact of Subject Heading Assignment on Circulation of Dissertations at Virginia Tech." Library Resources & Technical Services 42:4 (October 1998): 282-291. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0024-2527
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20588
dc.description.abstract Some academic libraries no longer assign subject headings to bibliographic records for dissertations, but have not evaluated the impact this might have on dissertation usage. In this study, bibliographic and circulation records for a sample of 248 academic dissertations were examined to determine the effect of controlled subject headings in the records on circulation of the items. Titles with Library of Congress subject headings were compared to those without. Chi-square analysis showed significant differences in circulation for the total sample (p=.04), but not for individual areas of study. Discussion of sources of bias and suggestions for future research are included. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Library Association en_US
dc.subject dissertations en_US
dc.subject cataloging en_US
dc.subject subject headings en_US
dc.subject Virginia Tech en_US
dc.subject library circulation statistics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cataloging of academic dissertations -- Virginia -- Blacksburg. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academic libraries--Circulation and loans -- Virginia -- Blacksburg -- Statistics. en_US
dc.title The Impact of Subject Heading Assignment on Circulation of Dissertations at Virginia Tech en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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