Tagged with cataloging
LCSH Week 11
In which the Library of Congress welcomes FLIGHT ATTENDANTS IN LITERATURE, WIZARD ROCK MUSIC, and other fine new headings.
LCSH Weekly List 10
- Casein free diet—Recipes
- Epizootic catarrh in cattle
- False imprisonment
- Gay erotic stories
- IBIS (Information retrieval system)
- Interruption (Psychology) in art
LCSH Weekly List 9, where LC tells you, "It's NANOTUBES not BUCKMINSTERFULLERENES, Dummy!", turns CATALOGS on their asses, and I suggest a related term that some might interpret as anti-law enforcement.
Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly List 08 (February 25, 2009)
In which the Library of Congress changes its tune from CATALOGING, COOPERATIVE to COOPERATIVE CATALOGING. They also welcome DECOLONIZATION, POST RACIALISM, and WITCH HUNTING, and I use the term "idem."
The idea behind this session was to explore several different online tools for possible use as a shared catalog, where zine libraries of all types should upload records and holdings data, sort of, as we ended up calling it in the workshop, a "non-evil OCLC for zines." Whoever the official note taker was for the session will post to the (un)conference wiki.
I catalog a lot of zines by writers who identify as queer--not gay, not HOMOSEXUAL, not LESBIAN, not BISEXUAL (though sometimes omnisexual or pansexual)--and I am at a loss for how to represent them in Library of Congressese. SEXUAL MINORITIES seems to be the best the folks at SACO have to offer, but I just have to wonder if persons of the queer persuasion are really happy with that. If the answer is no, what would you like the descriptor to be? I'm addressing this query primarily to queer folk and catalogers.