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A major benefit of the conversion to automation was ability to generate a product that could be sold on a subscription basis. In preparation for publication of the Banking Literature Index the Li­ brary staff worked on a major overhaul of the subject terms used. A thesaurus of 500-plus terms serves as the basis of the Index. Stan­ dard cross reference indicators are used: RT for related term; BT for Broader Term; NT for Narrower Term; and UF for Used For. The BU thesaurus is geared toward specificity to assure that bankers, librarians and other researchers can easily locate informa­ tion they need, whether it be on discount brokers, money market deposit accounts, or franchising. The financial services industry has been changing so rapidly that the Index also needs to grow and keep current to reflect these changes in product mix and the regulatory environment.