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I thought I might follow up, perhaps a little defensively, but I mean it to be reflective, on one of the things I brought up, and that is my feeling ashamed that I/we hadn't gotten involved sooner. Folks from the library first reached out to us on 9/21, but we couldn't rally to get involved. Five, even three years ago, we probably would have been engaged with the project from its conception, maybe even conceiving it ourselves.
The Lower East Side Librarian Library of Congress Subject Headings of the Week for Week 21, June 20, 2011 are...
These are the notes I made during the ALA Zine Cataloging panel. I can't seem to bring myself to write them in a nice narrative wrap-up. I think there's info that I'd like to make sure I get down somewhere, so here it is, unadorned for those who agree that something is better than nothing...
Jesscia Lucas, moderator
Cataloging Practice at the Barnard Library Zine Collection, American Library Association Annual Conference: Monday, June 27, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Convention Center, Rm 297
See attached files of Chris's and John's slides.
This is a guest post by Lauren Orso, who is working with me this semester in the Barnard Library Zine Collection. She responds to a mailing I received from Sandy Berman about Syndetics "value-added content."
Fred Woodwarth, publisher of The Match zine, heard from a Match reader that Secret Ceremonies, a memoir by Deborah Laake (a book reviewed in The Match), was referred to as a "silly account of life in the LDS church and with a couple of rigid Mormon men" in Baltimore library's catalog record. Fred, who doesn’t use computers, mailed this finding to fellow computer eschewer Sandy Berman, who forwarded Fred’s letter and his response, to several "computer savvy catalogers and reference librarians" to do some research.
The second installment of Briggs's Mercy Thompson series is as compelling as the first. Or maybe it isn't, because it's not new. And the multiple love interests are starting to show themselves. Not only is Mercy about to find herself caught between a werewolf and a vampire (yawn!), she's also torn between two werewolves. The other thing I found a little annoying this time around is the introduction of one of Mercy's other skills: talking to ghosts. It seems totally inorganic, both to the plot and to the universe Briggs has created.
I have to admit I'm getting a little sick of this game and also I'm becoming increasingly demoralized about the efficacy of subject headings, even if we could convince the Library of Congress to fucking acknowledge BUTCHES and FEMMES, the FAT ACCEPTANCE MOVEMENT, SEX WORKERS, FREEGANISM, and, for the love of dog, FOLKSONOMY. (See a larger list of Sandy Berman's suggestions if you don't already get the idea.)
But for some reason I can't let go, so here I give you a three for one on LCSH Watch!
Condom use—Religious aspects
D.C. hand dance
Feminism on television
Jewish transgender people
Mind and body in motion pictures
Orphan works (Copyright)
Pink in art
Stupidity in art
Uncanny, The (Psychoanalysis)
Work life balance