May 13 2008

Welcome to the catalog--singing cowboys!

Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly List 17 (April 23, 2008)

My highlights from LCSH Weekly List 17. And since I haven't said it before except in a comment, here are some explanatory notes from the about page: "Changes to existing headings are indicated by an asterisk. (A) indicates proposals that were approved before the editorial meeting. (C) indicates proposals submitted by cooperating libraries."

This week's highlights include ice pops, singing cowboys, and towel folding. Messy sweet-toothed cowboys!

May 12 2008

cats again at last!

Four plus months after the passing of our beloved Partners, we were finally ready to welcome a new kitty into our lives. In fact, we're planning on having two.

May 12 2008

GLBT ALMS Conference 2008: The Catalog and You

Day One of the GLBT ALMS conference at the CUNY Grad Center. (ALMS stands for Archives, Libraries, Museums, and Special Collections, btw.)

I arrived at the conference in time to attend my friend Emily Drabinski's panel on Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).

Just so's you know, I'm going to make a post for each workshop I attended, rather than one superlong post about the whole event.

May 05 2008

stimulate this

Anyone else plotting a better use for your "Economic Stimulus Payment" than buying stuff?

I'm determined to donate mine to a cause specifically fighting government aggression, oppression, and/or repression.

May 01 2008

LJ Zine Reviews: Mini-Comics

The second Library Journal zine reviews column is up. In it Miriam DesHarnais of the Baltimore County Public Library Zine Collection reviews comics zines, aka "mini-comics" or "minicomics."

May 01 2008

LCSH Weekly Lists 15 and 16

LCSH Weekly Lists 15 and 16

My headings for the headings:
Every subject heading is loved by someone, From Sandy Berman's list, Funny ha ha, Funny strange, Getting it right, Getting it wrong, I'd like to add a few Related Terms to this one, and Wouldn't it be cool if these were all from one book?

Apr 26 2008

Book club with NYSF girls

I'm now in two book clubs, the first with c-dog, and now this one with pals I met working at the Public Theater. (Heather and Kim did carpentry and other tasks for the operations department, Kate and Laura did props, Susan was a sound guy and painter, and I was an electrician.)

This is to keep track of our selections. Not really a blog post. Sorry if it's dull.

Apr 22 2008

Dear Library of Congress, please add cross references to -WAVE FEMINISMS

This post is part of the Radical Reference Library of Congress Subject Heading Suggestion Blog-a-Thon.

While I am over the top that you have adopted the -WAVE FEMINISM headings, I think you could do better on the references. Per my blog post comment of February 2008, this is what I suggest...

Apr 22 2008

Radical Cataloging: the Book

Radical Cataloging: Essays at the Front, edited by K.R. Roberto, which is coming out this summer now has its Table of Contents online. My article, which I'll sooner or later post here in its pre-print version is "AACR2—Bendable but Not Flexible: Cataloging Zines at Barnard College."

Apr 21 2008

In which the Library of Congress welcomes Colony collapse, Fair use, and Public sex

LCSH Weekly List 13, March 26, 2008 and Weekly List 14, April 2, 2008

I have to admit that although it was heady at first, the wind is a bit out of my sails on this whole LCSH watch thing now that the -wave feminisms are in, even if they really do need some cross-references. So now perhaps my next target subject heading is Freeganism.

I'm particularly excited this time around to welcome Fair use (Copyright) to the wonderful world of Library of Congress Subject Headings, but as you can see I've also got some questions and quibbles.