subject headings, xerxes, stakeholder engagement
Library and Information Science
Xerxes is an interface application, used by over 40 institutions around the world (see http://code.google.com/p/xerxes-portal/wiki/Implementations) including several UW System Libraries. For these UW System Libraries, Xerxes serves as the user interface to MetaLib and also provides sophisticated citation management functionality and integration options. It's developed by libraries for libraries, and therefore designed to be completely customizable. One of the more challenges aspects of the Xerxes implementation is determining logical subject headings. The experiences of UW-Eau Claire, UW Colleges, and UW-Madison will be discussed.
Rauh, Anne E.; Sanders, Katie; and Vogh, Bryan, "An Overview of the Engagement with Stakeholders to Determine Logical Subject Headings" (2011). Library and Librarians' Publication. Paper 87.