I'm trying to catalog the zine, "I'm fat. You're fat. We're Fat! A collaborative zine project." It's a fat power zine, but sadly there's no subject heading for that. I looked in the Library of Congress catalog to see how they treated similar themed content and came up with OBESITY, which I'd say misses the point for I'm Fat, especially given the name of the conference for which the zine was created, Fat is Contagious: Political Fat Queer Visibility and Action in the Age of the "Obesity Epidemic."
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GLBT ALMS Conference 2008: Coming to Terms
Day One of the GLBT ALMS conference at the CUNY Grad Center. Coming to Terms: LGBTIQ Thesauri, Folksonomies, and Taxononomies with KR Roberto, Ellen Greenblatt, Michael Waldman, and Analisa Ornelas. And the same bad mannered know-it-all from the previous session.
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!
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.
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...
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.
Today instead of picking apart the Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly List, I'm going through Sandy Berman's personal scorecard, an older version of which can be found on his website. I am using a version dated April 15, 2008. Stay tuned for an html version on the Radical Reference site, where there will also be info on a coordinated day of submitting subject heading recommendations to LC, on April 27, 2008.
My notes on the Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly List 12 (March 19, 2008), which features the establishment of headings for first, second, and third-wave feminism!