best new/changed lcsh of the week (April 23, 2008)

I prefer dabbling ducks, personally.

150 Anas [May Subd Geog] [sp 85004818]
* 053 QL696.A52 CANCEL
* 053 QL696.A52 (Zoology)
* 450 UF Dabbling ducks


(C) 150 Bawdy poetry, Greek (Modern) [May Subd Geog] [sp2008001615]
450 UF Greek bawdy poetry, Modern
450 UF Modern Greek bawdy poetry
550 BT Greek poetry, Modern


LC is very concerned with postage stamps.

150 Celebrities on postage stamps [sp2008002604]
550 BT Postage stamps


craft stick snowman

I use craft sticks in art. … For mixing paint and ink.

(C) 150 Craft sticks in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008002289]


Emi the rhino

(A) 150 Emi (Rhinoceros) [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008002710]
550 BT Rhinoceroses


mmm…. pops…

(C) 150 Ice pops [May Subd Geog] [sp2008002290]
450 UF Ice lollies
450 UF Icelollies
450 UF Popsicle (Trademark)
550 BT Frozen desserts


(C) 150 Laminated plastics in interior decoration [May Subd Geog] [sp2007002392]
550 BT Interior decoration


the famous paraplegic cat and his “draggin wagon”:

(A) 150 Little Draggin’ Bear (Cat) [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008002676]
450 UF Draggin’ Bear (Cat)
550 BT Cats


(C) 150 Nouveau riche [May Subd Geog] [sp2007007131]
450 UF New-moneyed people
450 UF New-monied people
450 UF New rich people
450 UF Newly rich people
450 UF Nouveaux riches
550 BT Rich people


I’m trying to remember if there are any violent singing cowboys… I’m not real up on my cowboy movies and characters. If not, there should be. The question that comes to my mind next is: How much more terrifying would Anton Chigurh have been if he sang showtunes?

155 Singing cowboy films [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007025622]
680 Here are entered films that feature a non-violent, singing cowboy hero.
555 BT Western films


It must be famous animals week at LC. It’s the world’s smallest horse! Hmm… there appears to be no LCSH for Guide horses

(A) 150 Thumbelina (Horse) [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008002679]
550 BT Horses


150 Towel folding [May Subd Geog] [sp2008002543]
450 UF Folding of towels
550 BT Textile crafts

best new/changed lcsh of the week (16 april 2008)

(C)150 Grassroots comic books, strips, etc. [May Subd Geog] [sp2008020216]
680 Here are entered works on comics made by local community activists and other
non-professional artists that are intended to communicate a message and/or to encourage
debate on an issue.
450UF Grass root comic books, strips, etc.
450UF Grass roots comic books, strips, etc.
450UF Grassroot comic books, strips, etc.
550BT Comic books, strips, etc.

(C)150 Heart valve prosthesis-Fluid dynamics [sp2005003051]
550BT Fluid dynamics

curse, curse, curse the stupid black eyed peas that what first came to mind was fergie, not camels. or alanis morissette
(A)150 Humps (Anatomy) [May Subd Geog] [sp2008002242]
550BT Anatomy

155 Juvenile delinquency television programs [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007025296]
555BT Teen television programs
555BT Television crime shows

(C)151 Knapsack Pass (Wash.) [sp2008020219]
550BT Mountain passes-Washington (State)

151 Pella of the Decapolis (Extinct city) [sp 93003551]
* 451UF Pella Decapolitana (Extinct city)

(C)151 Surprise Gap (Wash.) [sp2008020221]
451UF Surprise Pass (Wash.)
550BT Mountain passes-Washington (State)

(C)150 Technomyrmex [May Subd Geog] [sp2008002181]
053 QL568.F7 (Zoology)
550BT Ants

cute little vesper bat face
150 Vespertilionidae [May Subd Geog] [sp 85142941]
* 450UF Evening bats
* 450UF Vesper bats

best new/changed lcsh of the week: 9 april 2008

UF Curry, Arthur

(C) 150 Aquaman (Fictitious character) [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008001579]
450 UF Arthur Curry (Fictitious character)
450 UF Curry, Arthur (Fictitious character)
450 UF Orin (Fictitious character)

(C) 150 Clichés in literature [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008001588]

150 Dingo [May Subd Geog] [sp 85038069]
* 450 UF Canis dingo
* 450 UF Canis familiaris dingo
* 450 UF Canis lupus dingo
* 550 BT Gray wolf

(Again with the great Washington State geographic names…)
(C) 151 Doubtful Lake (Wash.) [sp2008020201]
550 BT Lakes—Washington (State)

150 Fountain pens in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008002318]

(C) 150 Lizards in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008020208]

(C) 150 Melodrama, Japanese [May Subd Geog] [sp2008001992]
450 UF Japanese melodrama
550 BT Japanese drama

150 Metallurgy in rabbinical literature [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008002213]

150 Mothra films

150 Mothra films [May Subd Geog] [sp2008002212]
053 PN1995.9.M64
680 When subdivided by the appropriate geographic, topical, and/or form subdivisions, this
heading is used for works about Mothra films.
550 BT Monster films

(C) 151 Paradise Park (Wash.) [sp2008020180]
451 UF Paradise Meadows (Wash.)
550 BT Mountain meadows—Washington (State)

(C) 150 Rebirth in Western Paradise (Buddhism) in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008020192]

(Eep! One of my examples in my cataloging final project has just become obsolete…)
150 Scrapbooking [May Subd Geog] [sp2008002216]
450 UF Scrap booking
450 UF Scrapping (Scrapbooking)
550 BT Hobbies

this is known as "The Waffle House Face"
(C) 150 Silver-haired bat [May Subd Geog] [sp2006003641]
053 QL737.C595 (Zoology)
450 UF Lasionycteris noctivagans
450 UF Lasionycteris pulverlentus
550 BT Lasionycteris

(Cookery! Everyone’s favorite subject heading to hate. This recently got its own classification number, too, as I noted here)
(A) 150 Sous-vide cookery [May Subd Geog] [sp2008002221]
053 TX690.7
450 UF Cryovacking (Cookery)
450 UF Under-vacuum cookery
550 BT Cookery

150 Wolfdogs [May Subd Geog] [sp 85147222]
* 450 UF Wolf-dog hybrids
* 450 UF Wolf hybrids
* 550 BT Gray wolf
* 550 BT Wolves CANCEL

And, Simon found an honorable mention not recently changed:
150 Lord’s Supper–Reservation (May Subd Geog) [R S D]
(Yes, the scope note told me what it actually means…you learn something new every five minutes in subject analysis.)

best new/changed lcsh of the week (2 april 2008)

The lesson from this installment is that Washington State has the best mountain names EVAR.

(C) 150 A.T.O.M. (Fictitious characters) [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007005947]
450 UF Alpha Teens on Machines (Fictitious characters)

(C) 150 Baby carriages [May Subd Geog] [sp2008001936]
450 UF Baby buggies
450 UF Buggies, Baby
450 UF Perambulators
450 UF Prams (Baby carriages)
550 BT Carriages and carts
550 BT Infants’ supplies
550 RT Baby strollers

(mmm, bacon… a whole mountain of bacon…)
(C) 151 Bacon Peak (Wash.) [sp2008020139]
550 BT Mountains-Washington (State)
551 BT North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)

(C) 150 Colony collapse disorder of honeybees [May Subd Geog] [sp2008000155]
450 UF Autumn collapse of honeybees
450 UF CCD (Colony collapse disorder of honeybees)
450 UF Disappearing disease of honeybees
450 UF Fall dwindle disease of honeybees
450 UF May disease of honeybees
450 UF Spring dwindle of honeybees
550 BT Honeybee-Diseases

(C) 151 Dreamland (New York, N.Y.) [sp2008001680]
667 This heading is not valid for use as a geographic subdivision.
550 BT Amusement parks-New York (State)

([in over-the-top French accent]: Formidable!)
(C) 151 Formidable, Mount (Wash.) [sp2008020150]
451 UF Mount Formidable (Wash.)
550 BT Mountains-Washington (State)
551 BT North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)

(C) 151 Goat Rocks (Yakima County, Wash.) [sp2008020145]
551 BT Cascade Range
550 BT Mountains-Washington (State)

(C) 151 Icy Peak (Wash.) [sp2008020167]
550 BT Mountains-Washington (State)
551 BT North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)

150 Immoral contracts [May Subd Geog] [sp 85064528]
* 450 UF Immoral contracts-Law and legislation

150 Impossibility of performance [May Subd Geog] [sp 85064654]
* 450 UF Impossibility of performance-Law and legislation

(C) 151 Magic Mountain (Wash.) [sp2008020123]
550 BT Mountains-Washington (State)
551 BT North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)

(C) 150 Puppet television programs [May Subd Geog] [sp2001000697]
* 450 UF Marionette television programs
* 450 UF Puppet shows (Television programs)

(why could this not exist when I was a kid?)
151 Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls (Portland, Or.) [sp2008001962]
667 This heading is not valid for use as a geographic subdivision.
451 UF Rock and Roll Camp for Girls (Portland Or.)
550 BT Camps for girls-Oregon
550 BT Music camps-Oregon

(A) 150 Self-confidence in adolescence [May Subd Geog] [sp2008001533]
550 BT Adolescent psychology

(C) 151 Surprise Lake (King County, Wash.) [sp2008020131]
451 UF Lower Glacier Lake (Wash.)
451 UF Lower Scenic Lake (Wash.)
451 UF North Glacier Lake (Wash.)
550 BT Lakes-Washington (State)
551 BT Scenic Lakes (Wash.)

150 Telephone calls [May Subd Geog] [sp 99004511]
* 360 SA subdivision Telephone calls under names of individual persons and families,
classes of persons, and ethnic groups for recordings or transcripts of telephone calls by or
to those persons or groups

(C) 150 Tonto (Fictitious character) [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008001979]

favorite new/changed lcsh of the week (12 march 2008)

what if this is salient to my lit review??
150 Amateur architecture [May Subd Geog] [sp2008001492]
550 BT Architecture

I wonder if warrant for the creation of this heading came from books in the Who pooped in the park? series…
150 Animal droppings [May Subd Geog] [sp2007010638]
* 450 UF Animal dung
* 450 UF Animal scat

150 Captive white rhinoceroses [May Subd Geog] [sp200802022]
053 SF408.6.R45
550 BT Captive mammals
550 BT White rhinoceros

150 Corporation reports–Religious aspects [sp2008020053]

150 Dance and technology [May Subd Geog] [sp2008001264]
053 GV1588.7
450 UF Technology and dance
550 BT Technology

burn her!
150 Divination in the Bible [sp2008000721]

110 Dr. Francis Townsend Post Office Building (Fairbury, Ill.) [sp2007006425]
* 410 UF Doctor Francis Townsend Post Office Building (Fairbury, Ill.)

155 Exploitation films [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007025324]
680 Here are entered films of a sensational nature, usually offering subject matter taboo in mainstream cinema, usually produced on a low budget and often presented in the guise of preachy exposés or pseudo-documentaries.

I love the French Paradox, though it isn’t very paradoxical, actually…
150 French Paradox [sp2008000934]
550 BT Coronary heart disease–Nutritional aspects
550 BT Wine–Physiological effect

150 Indian goddesses–Arctic regions [sp2008001350]

150 Lesbians [May Subd Geog] [sp 85076160]
* 450 UF Female gays
* 450 UF Gay females
* 450 UF Gayelles
* 450 UF Lesbian women
* 450 UF Sapphists

150 Mother goddesses–Arctic regions [sp2008001351]

150 Patient dumping [May Subd Geog] [sp2007010687]
* 550 BT Refusal to treat

Never heard of this genre before…
155 Rubble films [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008025550]
680 Here are entered films produced in the years after World War II, often featuring exteriors in bombed-out cities.

155 Zombie films [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007025377]
680 Here are entered fictional films that feature the reanimation of corpses that prey on human beings.
555 BT Monster films

favorite new/changed lcsh of the week (march 19)

given my reading lately, i’m all about “domestic space”
150 Domestic space in literature [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008000957]

150 First-wave feminism [May Subd Geog] [sp2008001557]
680 Here are entered works on the feminist movement of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that focused on reform of women’s social and legal inequalities, especially on the gaining of women’s suffrage.
550 BT Feminism

150 Gothic fiction (Literary genre) [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008020084]
680 Here are entered works on the genre of fiction that combines elements of both horror and romance, featuring psychological and physical terror, the supernatural, castles or monasteries, ghosts, darkness, gloom and doom, etc., usually in a medieval setting. Works on the literary movement that spawned this genre are entered under Gothic revival (Literature).
450 UF Gothic horror tales (Literary genre)
450 UF Gothic novels (Literary genre)
450 UF Gothic romances (Literary genre)
450 UF Gothic tales (Literary genre)
450 UF Romances, Gothic (Literary genre)
550 BT Detective and mystery stories
550 BT Horror tales
550 BT Suspense fiction
681 Note under Gothic revival (Literature)

150 Human sacrifice in opera [Not Subd Geog] [sp2008000718]
550 BT Opera

(for the UFs alone!)
150 Male prostitutes [May Subd Geog] [sp 93007104]
* 053 HQ119-HQ119.4
* 450 UF Boys, Call
* 450 UF Call boys
* 450 UF Callboys
* 450 UF Giglis (Male prostitutes)
* 450 UF Gigolos (Male prostitutes)
* 450 UF Male hustlers
* 450 UF Male sex workers
* 450 UF Rent boys
* 450 UF Rentboys
* 450 UF Taxi boys (Male prostitutes)
* 450 UF Working boys (Male prostitutes)

150 Parents of celebrities [May Subd Geog] [sp2008001497]
550 BT Celebrities

150 Second-wave feminism [May Subd Geog] [sp2008001560]
680 Here are entered works on the period of feminist thought and activity that began in the 1960s and focused on economic and social equality for women, and on the rights of female minorities.
550 BT Feminism

150 Swimming pools-England [sp2008001268]

150 Third-wave feminism [May Subd Geog] [sp2008001561]
680 Here are entered works on the period of feminist thought and activity that began in the 1990s and focused on expanding the common definitions of gender and sexuality by encompassing such additional themes as queer theory, transgender politics, womanism, ecofeminism, libertarian feminism, etc.
550 BT Feminism

150 Woolly bears (Lepidoptera) [May Subd Geog] [sp2008001501]
053 QL561.A8 (Zoology)
450 UF Woolly bear caterpillars
550 BT Arctiidae-Larvae
550 BT Caterpillars

lcsh of the day (11 april 2007)

(C) 150 Bison in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007001734]

(C) 150 Cake in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007001431]

150 Feminine hygiene products [May Subd Geog] [sp2007001895]
450 UF Menstrual hygiene products
550 BT Hygiene products
550 BT Women–Health and hygiene–Equipment and supplies

150 Nineteen seventy, A.D. [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007002090]
450 UF 1970 A.D.
450 UF Nineteen hundred seventy, A.D.
450 UF Year Nineteen seventy, A.D.
550 BT Nineteen seventies

150 Paganism in rabbinical literature [sp2006002404]
550 BT Rabbinical literature

151 Rue Montmartre (Paris, France) [sp2007002092]
667 This heading is not valid for use as a geographic
451 UF Montmartre Street (Paris, France)
550 BT Streets–France

(C) 150 Sacrifice in motion pictures [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007001695]
550 BT Motion pictures

150 Sanitary napkins [May Subd Geog] [sp 85117294 ]
* 550 BT Feminine hygiene products
* 550 BT Menstruation CANCEL
* 550 BT Women–Health and hygiene CANCEL

(C) 150 Scars in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007001698]

150 Schnoodle [May Subd Geog] [sp2007001381]
053 SF429.S378
550 BT Dog breeds

favorite new/changed lcsh : 4 April 2007

150 Dievturiba [May Subd Geog] [sp2004014647]
550 BT Neopaganism

100 Kristoffersen family [Not Subd Geog] [sp2006006890]
400 UF Kristofferson family
500 RT Christopherson family

150 Nori [May Subd Geog] [sp 85092415 ]
* 450 UF Gim (Algae)
* 450 UF Haitai
* 450 UF Kim CANCEL
* 450 UF Kim (Algae)

(A) 150 Photodegradation [May Subd Geog] [sp2007001664]
550 BT Decomposition (Chemistry)
550 BT Photochemistry

(C) 150 Ten-minute plays [May Subd Geog] [sp2007001480]
450 UF 10-minute plays
550 BT One-act plays

(A) 150 Women spies in motion pictures [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007001777]
550 BT Motion pictures

* 150 Yodel and yodeling CANCEL
150 Yodeling [May Subd Geog] [sp 85149170 ]
450 UF Yodel and yodeling [EARLIER FORM OF HEADING]
550 BT Singing

And also, Pluto gets demoted in LCSH:
* 151 Pluto (Planet)–Satellites CANCEL
151 Pluto (Dwarf planet)–Satellites [sp 95007254 ]
053 QB408
550 BT Satellites

* 151 Pluto (Planet)–Ephemerides CANCEL
151 Pluto (Dwarf planet)–Ephemerides [sp 85103580 ]
550 BT Ephemerides

favorite lcsh of the [time period]

(A) 150 Cupcakes [May Subd Geog] [sp2007001530]
053 TX771-TX771.2
450 UF Cup cakes
550 BT Cake

(A) 150 Internet videos [May Subd Geog] [sp2007001612]
053 TK5105.8867
450 UF Net videos
450 UF Online videos
450 UF Web videos
550 BT Video recordings
550 BT Web sites

(A) 150 Milk in human nutrition [May Subd Geog] [sp2007001463]
053 QP144.M54
550 BT Nutrition

(C) 150 Portable toilets [May Subd Geog] [sp2005007523]
450 UF Porta-potties
450 UF Porta-toilets
450 UF Portapotties
450 UF Portatoilets
550 BT Toilets

favorite new/changed lcsh : March 21, 2007

150 Animal carcasses in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007001374]

150 Dignity in literature [Not Subd Geog] [sp2007001471]

150 Godzilla films [sp 86005141 ]
* 550 BT Motion pictures CANCEL

(A) 150 Mexican Mafia [May Subd Geog] [sp2007001375]
450 UF Eme, La
450 UF La Eme
550 BT Gangs

(A) 150 Thou (The English word) [sp2007001391]
550 BT English language–Etymology

150 Vampire films [sp 85141947 ]
* 550 BT Motion pictures CANCEL…