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Nov 23 2012

LCSH, Month 10: The Library of Congress says "Feces."

The Lower East Side Librarian Library of Congress Subject Headings of the month for Month 10, October 15, 2012 are...

Nov 22 2012

LCSH Month 9: of Household archaeology and the Lesser butterfly orchid

The Lower East Side Librarian Library of Congress Subject Headings of the month for Month 9, September 17, 2012 are...

Nov 19 2012

LCSH Month 8: The Library of Congress opens its catalog to subervise activities in mass media

The Lower East Side Librarian Library of Congress Subject Headings of the month for Month 8, August 20, 2012 are...

Nov 11 2012

LCSH Month 7: featuring Mountain goat--Counting

As I've said before, I'm growing weary of this LCSH game, and even caring about subject headings in general. I believe in the concept of controlled vocabulary, but I'm starting to come around to the idea that if no one uses them, they're not worth agonizing over, especially when LC/SACO have such different priorities than the library users I know. I'm supposed to do an LCSH show at ACRL in the spring, but I don't know if I'll be able to do so with any conviction.
Still and all, I do enjoy this game, plus Adam Schiff asked nicely, so I'll play a little while longer.

The Lower East Side Librarian Library of Congress Subject Headings of the month for Month 7, July 16, 2012 are...

Oct 20 2012

Spoken word poetry at the Library of Congress

A submission made via the LoC suggest terminology form:

Oct 13 2012

LC, Closeted lesbians, please?

Another LCSH request submitted today:

Oct 13 2012

Classism in higher education and Working class college students

So I just asked for two new LCSH to aid me in describing the zine Bursting Your Bubble : a Rant.

Aug 12 2012

LCSH Month 6: of baby booties and peep shows

The Lower East Side Librarian Library of Congress Subject Headings of the month for Month 6, June 18, 2012 are...