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SACO and Subject Gateways

ByAna L. Cristán

SUMMARY. This presentation attempts to fit the subject contribution mechanism used in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s SACO Program into the context of subject gateways. The discussion points to several subject gateways and concludes that there is no similarity between the two. Subject gateways are a mechanism for facilitating searching, while the SACO Program is a cooperative venture that provides a “gateway” for the development of LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Heading list) into an international authority file for subject headings.