- in the national language(s) and script(s): FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology)
- in English: FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology)
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FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) is derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). The development of FAST began as a collaboration of OCLC Research and the Library of Congress. Work on FAST began in late 1998.
The individual terms in the FAST vocabulary are divided into nine distinct categories or facets: Personal names, Corporate names, Meeting names, Geographic names, Events, Titles, Time periods, Topics, and Form/Genre.
As a fully enumerative system, all subject headings are established with authority records eliminating the need to synthesize headings according to a complex set of syntax rules.
Geographic headings (181,193)