presence of god.

In re: s.h. Presence of God.
I notice that many of the xref are to the Shekinah, the tent of the Presence
in the O.T. And yet the scope note indicates that it is more universal than

Also why not use God |x Presence ? We do that with his other attributes.
Book in hands God’s sacramental presence in the contemporary world. 2010,


See the 680 note–Presence of God is for a particular place, God |x
is used for all of creation.

morning fun.

In a few seconds, I will remove one of the subject headings from this record in our catalog.* Guess which one. Anyone can play! (Subject headings start with 610, 650, 651, 6??.)

245 04 The Black panther :|bintercommunal news service / |cselected and edited by David Hilliard.
250 1st Atria Books trade pbk. ed.
260 New York :|bAtria Books,|c2007.
300 xxiv, 152 p. :|bill. (some col.) ;|c28 cm. +|e1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
610 20 Black Panther Party|xNewspapers|xHistory.
610 20 Black Panther Party|xHistory.
650 0 Leopard.
650 0 African Americans|xPolitics and government|y20th century.
650 0 African Americans|xCivil rights|xHistory|y20th century.
650 0 Civil rights movements|zUnited States|xHistory|y20th century.
650 0 Civil rights movements|xHistory|y20th century.
650 0 African Americans|zCalifornia|zOakland|xPolitics and government|y20th century.
650 0 African Americans|xServices for|zCalifornia|zOakland |xHistory|y20th century.
651 0 Oakland (Calif.)|xRace relations|xHistory|y20th century.
700 1 Hilliard, David.
730 0 Black panther.

* It is SO satisfying to actually be able to FIX the problems I find in the catalog!

LCSH study: Concept mapping

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A partial look at what LCSH tells us about concept mapping:

(I have not traced all four of Concept mapping’s BTs)

Differential invariants
has narrower subject term
Transformations (Mathematics)
has narrower subject term
Mappings (Mathematics)
has narrower subject term
Concept mapping


Each of the subject terms
Differential equations, Mathematical analysis, Mathematics, Numbers, Complex, and Set theory
has the narrower subject term
has narrower subject term
Mappings (Mathematics)
has narrower subject term
Concept mapping

A partial look at what all the libraries that contribute to WorldCat have about concept mapping:

  • Concept lattice analysis for annotation objects $h [electronic resource] / $c by Wenting Yi.

    This is also about: Data structures (Computer science), Genetics–Data processing, and Ontologies (Information retrieval).

    That seems to fit.

  • Concept mapping $h [videorecording] : $b a quantitative method for analyzing qualitative data / $c Cuyahoga County Community Mental Health Research Institute, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.

    This is also about Research–Methodology.

    It’s a quantitative method, and probably involves fancy math. Seems to fit with what LCSH told us about Concept mapping.

  • Experimente und Computersimulationen im naturwissenschaftlichen Unterricht : $b ein empirischer Vergleich / $c Priit Reiska.

    This is also about: Science–Data processing and Science–Study and teaching–Data processing.

    I don’t know German but I see “Computersimulationen” and I know computers do fancy maths, especially when processing scientific data.

  • Understanding the nursing process : concept mapping and care planning for students / Lynda Juall Carpenito-Moyet.

    This is also about: Nursing assessment and Nursing diagnosis.

    Something seems different here…

  • Concept mapping in kindergarten : scaffolding task understanding and metacognitive affordances in a design-based study / by Amy E. Cassata-Widera.

    Well, this is not actually about Concept mapping. It’s about Concept mapping–Case studies (i.e. the work consists of case studies about concept mapping). It’s also about: Metacognition in children–Northeastern States–Case studies, Child development–Northeastern States–Case studies, and Kindergarten–Northeastern States–Case studies.

    They do concept mapping in kindergarten? Surely this “concept mapping” isn’t the same “concept mapping” involved somehow with concept lattice analysis for annotation objects.

  • Concept mapping : learning how to make them, use them, and teach them to others / by Laine Gurley

    This is also about: Concept mapping–Study and teaching.

    Really, I just wanted to be snarky about the title. What is worse: that the author, the editor, the publisher, or some schmo running the press didn’t notice that someone forgot to change “mapping” to “maps,” or that the cataloger transcribing the title proper incorrectly? I’m going to trust the cataloger…

  • A comparative study of note-taking, outlining and concept mapping learning strategies on National Taipei Teachers College students’ understanding of heat and temperature / by Hsiao-Tseng Keng.

    This is also about: Heat–Study and teaching–Taiwan, Temperature–Study and teaching–Taiwan, Science–Study and teaching–Taiwan, Note-taking, and Outlines.

    Here it is, explicitly. This book has nothing to do with any mathematical function or transformation called concept mapping. This book is about the learning strategy called concept mapping.

It would seem we need two LCSHs: Concept mapping (Mathematical technique) and Concept mapping (Learning strategy). Or something like that. It has been a while since I read the guidelines on the language to use when establishing headings.

Now that I’ve belabored that point, one more item, supposedly about Concept mapping, from WorldCat:

  • Women’s experiences of infertility / $c by Rachel Lynn Stege.

    This item is also about: Infertility, Female $x Psychological aspects.

    Ok, this is an M.Ed. Thesis. The author probably used concept mapping in some manner in the methodology. Perhaps even 20% of the thesis dwells on concept mapping. Following the guidelines strictly, you could make an argument for bringing out the topic of concept mapping using a subject heading.

    But the question that should be asked at every subject analysis decision is “What is most useful to the user?” Is it useful for the user who is looking up things on the subject of concept mapping to be presented with a thesis about women’s experiences of infertility? Hard to really argue without the item in hand. Maybe it contains a lot of good examples of concept maps. Still, that doesn’t mean it is about concept mapping—that’s form/genre.

There are 53 disparate items in WorldCat that are ostensibly about Concept mapping. Maybe that is a small enough number for someone to easily wade through. It still makes my cataloger soul feel itchy.

Here is what is worse. This concept mapping that used as a thinking and learning strategy is also popularly known as “mind mapping.” Technically, there are some differences in the concept mapping and mind mapping techniques, but if we’re lumping kindergarten concept mapping in with scientific data processing, it’s probably ok to call them synonyms. There is no heading for Mind mapping, and there is no reference to Concept mapping from Mind mapping, Mindmapping, or Mind-mapping. Nothing under Mind maps and its variants, either.

Perhaps the most well known proponent of mind mapping is Tony Buzan, who has written many books on the subject. Let’s take a look to see what catalogers have decided some of these are “about.”

Depending on how your library has it cataloged, The mind map book is about:

  • Intellect | Thought and thinking
  • Thought and thinking | Intellect | Creative thinking | Cognitive science | Verbal ability
  • Cognition | Thought and thinking | Creative thinking | Learning | Mnemonics | Note-taking
  • Cognition | Thought and thinking | Mnemonics | Note-taking
  • Intellect | Brain | Thought and thinking
  • Mnemonics | Thought and thinking
  • Creative ability | Memory | Brain

Mind map handbook is about:

  • Thought and thinking | Intellect
  • Creative Intelligence (coded as LCSH, but isn’t a heading) | Creative thinking

Mind mapping is about

  • Cognition | Thought and thinking | Creative thinking | Learning | Mnemonics | Note-taking

Mind maps at work is about:

  • Success in business | Creative ability in business | Thought and thinking
  • Success in business–Handbooks, manuals, etc. | Job satisfaction–Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Jamie Nast’s Idea Mapping : ǂb How to Access Your Hidden Brain Power, Learn Faster, Remember More, and Achieve Success in Business is about:

  • Creative ability in business (source of heading not specified)

And so on. No “concept mapping,” that’s for sure. The only possible linkage is from mind-mapping to Note-taking (which appears in relatively few records) to Concept mapping (which appeared with Note-taking in one record). What a mess. It makes the baby Melvil Dui cry.

favorite new/changed lcsh of the week (the weeks sure get clumped together)


150 Airlines—Timetables [sp 85002665]
* 053 HE9768
* 680 Here are entered listings of planned flight times into and out of airports. Works on the systems used to distribute available time to airlines for arrival and departure of aircraft at airports are entered under Airport slot allocation.
* 681 Note under Airport slot allocation

–Fiction ?


(C) 150 Body hair [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008757]
053 GT498.B63
450 UF Androgenic hair
550 BT Hair


150 Couples therapy [May Subd Geog] [sp2008009473]
053 RC488.5
450 UF Couples psychotherapy
450 UF Unmarried couples therapy
550 BT Group psychotherapy
550 RT Marital psychotherapy


(C) 150 Didjeridu and electronic music [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008220]
053 M298
450 UF Electronic and didjeridu music


(C) 151 Folsom Street (San Francisco, Calif.) [sp2008008603]
667 This heading is not valid for use as a geographic subdivision.
550 BT Streets—California


(C) 150 Gay erotic stories [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008657]
450 UF Homoerotic stories
550 BT Erotic stories
550 BT Gay erotic literature


(A) 150 Hydrostone therapy [May Subd Geog] [sp2005007167]
* 450 UF Hot stone massage therapy


(C) 150 Mashups (Music) [May Subd Geog] [sp2006008483]
450 UF Bastard pop
450 UF Mash‑ups (Music)
550 BT Remixes


155 Music videos [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008025502]
555 BT Television programs
555 BT Video recordings


150 Popular music—Turkish influences [sp2008008596]
551 BT Turkey—Civilization


(C) 150 Respiration in literature [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008008450]


(A,C) 150 Risk (Game) [sp2008008453]
550 BT Board games

I tried to play that… once… I lasted about 8 minutes and got too bored.


(C) 150 Sephanoides [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008641]
053 QL696.A558 (Zoology)
550 BT Hummingbirds


(C) 150 Snowball sampling [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008458]
550 BT Sampling (Statistics)
550 BT Social sciences—Methodology


(C) 150 Spoons in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008008719]


(C) 150 Stackhouse, Sookie (Fictitious character) [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008008618]
450 UF Sookie Stackhouse (Fictitious character)


100 Wittgenstein family [Not Subd Geog] [sp 85147183]
* 500 RT Sayn‑Wittgenstein‑Sayn family

But what are the defining properties of the concept: family?


150 Women cigar makers [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008841]
550 BT Cigar makers

–Thighs ?

my favorite new/changed lcsh of the week

(C) 150 Affective neuroscience [May Subd Geog] [sp2007006415]
* 550 RT Emotions

If I had another life, I might be a neuroscientist.


150 Anonymous persons [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008440]
450 UF Unidentified persons
450 UF Unknown persons
550 BT Persons


(C) 150 Bedrooms in literature [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008008533]


(C) 150 Borax Lake chub [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008548]
053 QL638.C94 (Zoology)
450 UF Gila boraxobius
550 BT Gila (Fish)


(C) 150 Bus occupants [May Subd Geog] [sp2008005699]
450 UF Bus passengers
450 UF Occupants, Bus
450 UF Passengers, Bus
550 BT Motor vehicle occupants

I have written about bus occupants before. Interesting things happen on the bus.

150 Celluloid buttons [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008475]
550 BT Buttons


(C) 150 Congenital insensitivity to pain [sp2008008364]
450 UF Analgesia, Congenital
450 UF Analgia, Congenital
450 UF CIPA (Congenital insensitivity to pain)
450 UF Congenital analgesia
450 UF Congenital analgia
450 UF Congenital indifference to pain
450 UF Congenital pain insensitivity
450 UF Indifference to pain, Congenital
450 UF Insensitivity to pain, Congenital
450 UF Pain insensitivity, Congenital
550 BT Neuromuscular diseases
550 BT Syndromes

I didn’t know this existed.


(C) 150 Gay private investigators [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008416]
550 BT Private investigators


(C) 150 Lesbian private investigators [May Subd Geog] [sp2001006048]
* 550 BT Gay private investigators


(C) 150 Heterosexism—Religious aspects [sp2008008059]
053 BL65.H47


(C) 150 Locust bean gum [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008276]
450 UF Carob bean gum
450 UF Carob gum
450 UF Carob seed gum
450 UF Carobin
450 UF LBG (Locust bean gum)
550 BT Binders (Materials)
550 BT Food additives
550 BT Galactans
550 BT Gums and resins
550 BT Stabilizing agents

I just like the phrase “locust bean gum” for some reason.


(C) 150 Melamine [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008277]
450 UF Cyanuramide
450 UF Cyanurotriamide
450 UF Cyanurotriamine
450 UF Melaminium citrate
450 UF Triaminotriazine
550 BT Triazines


(C) 150 Searching behavior in literature [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008008535]

It is a riveting novel… of information seeking! I guess it could be written…


(C) 150 Stink Squad (Fictitious characters) [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008008423]


150 Student prostitution [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008555]
550 BT Prostitution


(C) 150 Thriftiness [May Subd Geog] [sp2008005647]
450 UF Frugality
550 BT Finance, Personal


150 Urban animals [May Subd Geog] [sp 85141311]
* 680 Here are entered general works on animals in urban areas. This heading may be divided geographically by names of individual regions, countries, states, etc. Works on animals in specific cities or other urban areas are entered under the heading Animals with the appropriate geographic subdivision.

I’m fond of pigeons.

recent lcsh additions and changes of note.

150 Assassins [May Subd Geog] [sp 85008752]
* 450 UF Hatchet men (Assassins)
* 450 UF Hit men
* 450 UF Hitmen
* 450 UF Triggermen

When I was a kid, I kept a colony of frogs captive.
(C) 150 Captive frogs [May Subd Geog] [sp2008007736]
550 BT Captive amphibians
550 BT Frogs

(C) 151 Confusion Range (Utah) [sp2008007616]
451 UF Conger Range (Utah)
451 UF Crystal Peak Hills (Utah)
451 UF Heckethorn Hills (Utah)
451 UF House Range (Millard County and Juab County, Utah)
451 UF Perry Range (Utah)
550 BT Mountains—Utah

mmm mmm mmm mmm
(C) 150 Crash test dummies [May Subd Geog] [sp2008007744]
450 UF Anthropometric test dummies
450 UF Anthropomorphic test dummies
450 UF ATDs (Anthropometric test dummies)
450 UF Dummies, Crash test
550 BT Crash injuries—Research—Equipment and supplies
550 BT Mannequins (Figures)

My Quebecois friend told me about this… French comfort women…
(C) 150 Filles du roi [sp2008007304]
680 Here are entered works on French girls, including royal wards, who were sent to New France between 1665 and 1671 as wives for settlers and soldiers.
450 UF Daughters of the king
450 UF Filles du roy
550 BT Women—Canada
550 BT Women immigrants—New France

150 Gothic type [May Subd Geog] [sp 85139104]
* 450 UF Blackletter

How evocative…
* 151 Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Provincial Park (Alta.) CANCEL
151 Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump National Historic Site (Alta.) [sp 86003581]
451 UF Head-Smashed-In Bison Jump Site (Alta.)
451 UF Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Provincial Park (Alta.) [EARLIER FORM OF HEADING]
451 UF Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Site (Alta.) [EARLIER FORM OF HEADING]
550 BT Parks—Alberta

(C) 150 Herne’s Oak (England) [sp2008008102]
550 BT Historic trees—England

A narrow topic
(C) 150 Lesbians in advertising [May Subd Geog] [sp2008008075]
680 Here are entered works on the portrayal of lesbians and lesbianism in advertising.
550 BT Advertising

A broad topic
(A) 150 Heterosexual men in motion pictures [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008007515]
550 BT Motion pictures

(C) 151 Limpy Creek Site (Or.) [sp2008007715]
551 BT Oregon—Antiquities

(C) 150 Moose—Counting [May Subd Geog] [sp2008007743]
550 RT Moose populations—Estimates

(A) 150 Penny dreadfuls [sp 85099557]
* 053 PZ1 (Collections) CANCEL
* 550 BT English fiction CANCEL
* 550 BT Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
* 550 BT Gothic revival (Literature) CANCEL

(C) 150 Power line bird strikes [May Subd Geog] [sp2005007492]
450 UF Avian power line strikes
450 UF Bird power line strikes
450 UF Bird strikes, Power line
450 UF Birds—Collisions with overhead electric lines
450 UF Birdstrikes, Power line
450 UF Collisions between power lines and birds
550 RT Overhead electric lines—Environmental aspects

(C) 150 Touch in motion pictures [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008007787]
550 BT Motion pictures

(A) 151 Cyclops, Cave of the (Greece) [sp2008007632]
451 UF Cave of the Cyclops (Greece)
550 BT Caves—Greece
551 BT Greece—Antiquities

I am going to introduce the word “affianced” into my vocabulary. After I find out how to pronounce it.
(A) 150 Fiancées [May Subd Geog] [sp2008007373]
450 UF Affianced women
450 UF Engaged women
550 BT Single women

(A) 150 Fiancés [May Subd Geog] [sp2008007375]
450 UF Affianced men
450 UF Engaged men
550 BT Single men

155 Gossip radio programs [sp2007025557]
455 UF Radio gossip columns
555 BT Nonfiction radio programs

(A) 150 Mafiosi [May Subd Geog] [sp2008007511]
450 UF Mafia members
450 UF Mafiosos
550 BT Criminals

There are religious aspects? Oh I guess maybe we get to stop being unclean. How exciting! Or maybe since we’re not productive in any valuable way after menopause, we are *always* unclean? Hmm… *shaking head*
(A) 150 Menopause—Religious aspects—Buddhism, [Christianity, etc.] [sp2008007699]

If I used the examples I really want to use in class, my students would find cataloging more depressing than they already do.
150 Mortality—Seasonal variations [sp2008007723]
680 Here are entered works on the effects of seasonal fluctuations on mortality, which may include social as well as biological factors.
450 UF Seasonal variations of mortality
450 UF Seasonality in mortality
450 UF Variations, Seasonal, of mortality
550 BT Medical climatology

I googled this and ran across the phrase “Quarantine Island is a pretty little spot to camp…” in reference to another island with the name in Ireland.
(C) 151 Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua (N.Z.) [sp2008007538]
451 UF Kamau Taurua (N.Z.)
451 UF Quarantine Island (N.Z.)
550 BT Islands—New Zealand

(C) 150 Variable message signs [May Subd Geog] [sp2008007193]
450 UF Changeable message signs
450 UF Dynamic message signs
450 UF VMS (Variable message signs)
550 BT Traffic signs and signals

150 Pink Panther television programs [sp2006002636]
* 550 BT Animated television programs
* 550 BT Television programs CANCEL

(C) 110 7 World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.) [sp2008006313]
410 UF Building 7 (New York, N.Y.)
410 UF Seven World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)
410 UF WTC 7 (New York, N. Y.)
410 UF WTC Building 7 (New York, N.Y.)
410 UF WTC7 (New York, N.Y.)
550 BT Office buildings—New York (State)

(C) 150 Boy bands [May Subd Geog] [sp2008005239]
550 BT Male singers
550 BT Vocal groups

(C) 150 Chickens in literature [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008006104]

(C) 151 Little Pickle Site (England) [sp2008006827]
551 BT England—Antiquities

With a name like ROACHBURN PIT…
(C) 150 Roachburn Pit Disaster, England, 1908 [sp2008006290]
550 BT Coal mine accidents—England

the LCSH insult challenge

Tim Spalding at LibraryThing asks: “…if LCSH is a language (of sorts), how good is it for that most important role of languages—conveying insults?”

And of course since I collect headings that have amused me, I had to play…

The first one that popped to my mind was Horses–Anatomy. Also Horses–Manure.

Of course, there is always just Asses or Asses–behavior.

I know at least one person I might call an Emotional contagion. To such people one might want to say “You are my Nausea–Etiology.”

It’s bad if you are not the sharpest knife in the drawer and you are a member of the Dull Knife family. And then there is the Butt family. And my ancestors, the Downer family.

Someone can be a Headache or an Intractable pain.

I find it curious that there is no –Pain, since it could be used with many other headings. The closest I could get to my goal with this one was Buttocks–abscesses.

I do not know what a Bog-butter is, but it sounds like an insult. So do Butt rots.

Something sorely needed, perhaps as a part of employment tests: Thickness measurementability testing (not sure if that’s valid).

Some people just leave one speechless. One might call them Curiosities and wonders if one wanted to be nice.

Dam failures only works if spoken aloud.

Some people are full on Disasters (often with –Chronology tacked on). Often they are Messes in art.

And then there are your Monsters and your Freak shows.

Surely there are occasions to tell someone they need Anorectal function tests or that they need Defecation disorders–Diagnosis. I know I’ve at times wanted a Defecation–Fiction stamp to use on papers that I end up throwing across the room.

In fact the freefloating –Fiction can be used in so many places for sarcastic effect: Competent authority–Fiction, Ability–Fiction, Intellect–Religious aspects–Fiction, Food–Quality–United States–Fiction, or Hedge funds–Fiction.

And now back to work with me. Of course, I could stretch it and say this is work since I’m teaching more LCSH next week. But in reality we all know this is Procrastination. If Proposal writing in library science doesn’t kill me, not doing it will.

And now, the Exorcism of Distraction (Psychology).

favorite new/changed lcsh of the week (7 may 2008)

(A) 150 African spurred tortoises as pets [May Subd Geog] [sp2008003319]
053 SF459.T8
550 BT Pets


(C) 150 Cookery (Tahini) [sp2008002746]
550 BT Cookery (Sesame)
550 RT Tahini


150 Dressage horses [May Subd Geog] [sp 87001767]
* 360 SA names of individual dressage horses

eg. Blue Hors Matiné


(C) 150 Flash mobs [May Subd Geog] [sp2008002890]
680 Here are entered works on large groups of people who gather in a predetermined
location, perform a brief action, and quickly disperse.
450 UF Inexplicable mobs (Flash mobs)
450 UF Mobs, Flash
550 BT Crowds


It’s Quorn!!

(C) 150 Fungal proteins [May Subd Geog] [sp2008002773]
450 UF Mycoproteins
550 BT Fungi
550 BT Proteins


Can’t help but think of “Heathers”…

(C) 150 High school football players [May Subd Geog] [sp2008002716]
550 BT Football players
550 BT High school athletes


(A) 150 Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy [May Subd Geog] [sp2008002964]
053 RC489.M55
450 UF MBCT (Psychotherapy)
550 BT Cognitive therapy
550 BT Meditation—Therapeutic use


150 Music and violence [May Subd Geog] [sp2008002967]
450 UF Violence and music
550 BT Violence


(C) 150 Polly Pocket dolls [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008002270]
550 BT Character dolls


150 Slain in the Spirit [sp 90003966]
* 550 BT Trance CANCEL
* 550 BT Trance—Religious aspects—Christianity


(C) 150 Traitors in literature [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008002172]