Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly List 09 (February 27, 2008). Here is my semi-regular commentary on Library of Congress Subject Headings. This week: the usual bit on SHes more important than the waves of feminism, and also headings that made me giggle or made me mad, including The addition of the word Christian in a couple of headings, which is a good thing.
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Here it is, LCSH Weekly List 08 (February 20, 2008). I've divided my favorites into three categories: "Why now / aka it's about time," "Gotta be a lotta books about, way more than about the waves of feminism," and "I don't know what it's all about, but I'm intrigued."
This was an especially good week for botany and snails. As usual, not a good week for Third-Wave Feminism. But first, something that sounds a little ominous to me, about which I hope my gov docs savvy pals will respond:
Should I be worried about the change from "publications" to "information" -- seems less responsible, doesn't it? Like the government is distancing itself from what it's saying and like LC is substantiating that?
150 Electronic government information [May Subd Geog]
* 450 UF Electronic government publications [EARLIER FORM OF HEADING]
* 550 BT Government publications
More on the plants, snails, electronic government information, and silly sounding headings...
Here are my highlights for the last week or three.
I'm starting a list that I'll update weekly (I hope) of things more important to the Library of Congress Subject Headings deciders than delineating the waves of feminism. Too bad no one has ever written a book on First (LC call # HQ1154 .B267 1987), Second (LC Call # HQ1190 .E89 1995), or Third (LC Call # HQ1115 .W644 2006) Wave Feminism!
I'm making my way through some of the LCSH Weekly Catalog Updates I missed, so forgive me if there are a few more entries like this one in the next few days.
Faves from the week of January 09, 2008 include:
Reality in mass media