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

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Uta Hussong(uta.hussong@oregonstate.edu) on 2011-03-18T23:38:23Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 3 Impact of Subject Headings.doc: 58526 bytes, checksum: ce9087ac6f156e0331972bd0daf81727 (MD5) license_rdf: 21755 bytes, checksum: eaa6a1b0f59554f6c24f682a7820bfa8 (MD5) license_text: 20904 bytes, checksum: e09bf99e64678e4285abf3ef3e05412d (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Richard Sapon-White (richard.sapon-white@oregonstate.edu) on 2011-03-18T17:16:41Z No. of bitstreams: 3 Impact of Subject Headings.doc: 58526 bytes, checksum: ce9087ac6f156e0331972bd0daf81727 (MD5) license_rdf: 21755 bytes, checksum: eaa6a1b0f59554f6c24f682a7820bfa8 (MD5) license_text: 20904 bytes, checksum: e09bf99e64678e4285abf3ef3e05412d (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2011-03-18T23:38:23Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 3 Impact of Subject Headings.doc: 58526 bytes, checksum: ce9087ac6f156e0331972bd0daf81727 (MD5) license_rdf: 21755 bytes, checksum: eaa6a1b0f59554f6c24f682a7820bfa8 (MD5) license_text: 20904 bytes, checksum: e09bf99e64678e4285abf3ef3e05412d (MD5) Previous issue date: 1998-10
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  • 0024-2527

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