LCSH & SACO Month 9: In which LC stakes out Cake pops, Linked data and Police lineups

Highlights from the September 2013 SACO editorial meeting and LCSH monthly list.


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Traffic regulations are not a usual topic of theological discourse. The translated subtitle of the work being cataloged is: "law of preserving life on the road: legal discussion, legal decision, facts and teachings, responsa from leading scholars and legal deciders." For those reasons, the meeting feels that the work being cataloged should probably class in KBM3448. The proposal was not approved.

"Traffic regulations are not a usual topic of theological discourse." sounds like something you'd read on Get Out of There Cat. Maybe I need to start a Get Out of There LCSH Tumblr.

Dialogic teaching

Educators sometimes dress up old concepts with new vocabulary and call them pedagogical innovations. However, "dialogic teaching" is an "inquiry-based" method of education, which is a broadened, holistic, and interactive approach to the traditional question-and-answer format of teaching. The meeting has determined that the concept of "dialogic teaching" is covered by the existing heading Inquiry-based learning, and the work being cataloged should class in LB1576. The proposal was not approved.

I rather love this rejection because of that first sentence.


Zanzibar is an island in Tanzania; therefore, Zanzibari is not a nationality. Additionally, the term Zanzibaris does not represent an ethnic group; it is merely a name for all of the people who live on Zanzibar. The proposal was not approved.

Hawaiians is a subject heading. The term seems to refer to indigenous Hawaiians, and one of the BTs has the word "ethnology" in it, but this distinction still seems a little US-centric to me.


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150 African American women newspaper editors [May Subd Geog] [sp2013001909]
450 UF Women newspaper editors, African American
550 BT Women newspaper editors--United States
150 Women newspaper editors--United States [sp2013002633]

150 Cake pops [May Subd Geog] [sp2013001992](A)
053 TX771.4
450 UF Cakepops
550 BT Cake
Now I know what a cake pop is. Now I want a cake pop.

Photo from National Geographic Kids

150 Fair trade clothing [May Subd Geog] [sp2013001975] (C)
550 BT Clothing and dress

150 Linked data [May Subd Geog] [sp2013002090] (A)
053 Z666.73.L56 (Library science)
450 UF Data, Linked
450 UF Linked open data
450 UF LOD (Linked data)
450 UF Open linked data
450 UF Opendata, Linked
550 BT Metadata
550 BT Semantic Web
550 RT Uniform Resource Identifiers
Note the library science class number. LoC is like LOD is ours, yo.

150 Multicultural education [May Subd Geog] [sp 85067223 ]
550 RT Culturally relevant pedagogy ADD FIELD
Awesome new RT!

150 Police lineups [May Subd Geog] [sp2013001928] (C)
450 UF Identity parades
550 BT Eyewitness identification
Identity parades is pretty great. Can UFs have RTs? Because Identity politics.

150 Racially mixed families [May Subd Geog] [sp2013002018] (C)
450 UF Interracial families
450 UF Mixed race families
450 UF Mixed-racial families
450 UF Multiracial families
550 BT Families

150 Revolt chairs [May Subd Geog] [sp2013002353]
550 BT Chairs

Apparently it's your 50th birthday, revolt chair, named for being revolutionary. Doesn't look that way to me:

Photo from Chairsmith

150 Twilight saga films [May Subd Geog] [sp2013002005]
550 BT Horror films
680 When subdivided by the appropriate geographic, topical and/or form subdivisions, this heading is used for works about Twilight saga films.
Horror film? Also, really helpful scope note.

150 Virtual reality in paleontology [May Subd Geog] [sp2013002028] (A)
450 UF Virtual paleontology
550 BT Paleontology

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#1 Bill

"LoC is like LOD is ours, yo": No, exactly the opposite. The parenthetical qualifier after the class number means: Works with this heading could conceivably class in various places, but works that deal with the topic from a library science perspective class in this number.

BTW, SACO doesn't hold editorial meetings or make decisions on classification or subject heading proposals. The meeting minutes you're quoting are from the Policy and Standards Division at the Library of Congress. They're posted on the SACO site because they're of obvious interest to contributors from SACO institutions, who generate most of the proposals.