LCSH & SACO Month 11: LC goes glocal

Highlights from the November 2013 SACO editorial meeting and LCSH monthly list.

SACO

emphases theirs

Bone crushing machines
This proposal is too specific for a general vocabulary such as LCSH. The editorial meeting recommends that libraries that need specialized headings of this type create them as local headings rather than proposing them for inclusion in LCSH. The LCSH headings Crushing machinery and Bones may be assigned to the work being cataloged. The proposal was not approved.

"This proposal is too specific for a general vocabulary such as LCSH." but a bazillion roads in Turkey can each get their own headings? I will never understand the expansion and contraction of SACO's definition of specific.

Calendars
This proposal was made to add the UFs Pocket calendars and Wall calendars to the existing heading. The meeting does not wish to add UFs for types of calendars to this heading. The proposal was not approved.

Same comment as above. Also, "does not wish."

Women celebrities
The women profiled in the work being cataloged are mostly professional women such as bankers, lawyers, social activists, journalists, and so forth; they are not celebrities in the LCSH sense of the word. The work may be cataloged using the headings Successful people—Sri Lanka and Women—Sri Lanka. The proposal was not necessary.

I get how the work cited in the proposal might not have warranted the addition of this heading, but isn't any existing human-related LCSH a no-brainer for a Women version? The rejection seems punitive.

LCSH

emphases mine

150 Art and craft debate [sp2013001401] (C)
450 UF Art/craft debate
450 UF Art-craft hierarchy
450 UF Art versus craft debate
450 UF Craft and art debate
450 UF Craft/art debate
450 UF Craft versus art debate
550 BT Art
550 BT Handicraft
680 Here are entered works on the aesthetic differences between art and handicraft. Works on the 19th century aesthetic movement that revived handicrafts and elevated the standards of design as a reaction to mass production and mechanization are entered under Arts and crafts movement.
681 Note under Arts and crafts movement

150 Arts and crafts movement [May Subd Geog] [sp 85008473 ]
550 BT Art DELETE FIELD
550 RT Decoration and ornament DELETE FIELD
680 Here are entered works on the 19th century aesthetic movement that revived handicrafts and elevated the standards of design as a reaction to mass production and mechanization. Works on the aesthetic differences between art and handicraft are entered under Art and craft debate. ADD FIELD
681 Note under Art and craft debate ADD FIELD

150 Black Seminole women [May Subd Geog] [sp2013001025] (C)
450 UF Women, Black Seminole
550 BT Women--Mexico
550 BT Women--United States
150 Black Seminoles [May Subd Geog] [sp 85014624 ]
550 BT Ethnology--Mexico ADD FIELD
550 BT Racially mixed people--Mexico ADD FIELD

150 Bullies [May Subd Geog] [sp2013002695] (A)
450 UF Female bullies
450 UF Male bullies
450 UF Mean girls
550 BT Persons
Should I be outraged about "Mean girls" but not "Mean boys"?

150 Glocalization [May Subd Geog] [sp2013002662] (C)
450 UF Glocalisation
550 BT Globalization
550 BT Target marketing
Which Wikipedia currently defines as "(a portmanteau of globalization and localization) is a term denoting the adaptation of a product or service specifically to each locality or culture in which it is sold."

Mostly this seems to be about McDonalds.


From Ashton Salazar blog.

150 Miss Piggy (Fictitious character) CANCEL HEADING [sp2009001623] (C)
682 This authority record has been deleted because the subject heading is covered by the name heading Miss Piggy (no2013055916).
150 Socks (Cat) CANCEL HEADING [sp 94000002 ] (C)
682 This authority record has been deleted because the subject heading is covered by the name heading Socks (Cat), 1989-2009 (no2012121347).
Miss Piggy and Socks get canceled, but it's okay because they're still name authorities. Also, Socks lived a nice long time. I love this history of Socks from Wikipedia,

He eventually lost the position of principal Clinton pet in 1997 when the Clintons acquired Buddy, a Labrador Retriever.

Socks found Buddy's intrusion intolerable; according to Hillary Clinton, Socks "despised Buddy from first sight, instantly and forever." Bill Clinton said, "I did better with ... the Palestinians and the Israelis than I've done with Socks and Buddy." When the Clintons left the White House in 2001 they took Buddy to their new home, but left Socks under the care of Bill Clinton's secretary, Betty Currie. Buddy would die within a year, being hit by a car in 2002.


Photo from Chapati Mystery, which grabbed it from somewhere else

I wonder if Socks engineered Buddy's demise.

150 MOOCs (Web-based instruction) [May Subd Geog] [sp2013002540] (C)
450 UF Massive open online courses
550 BT Web-based instruction

150 Ramen [May Subd Geog] [sp2013002463] (A)
550 BT Cooking (Pasta)
550 BT Noodles


From a post by a recent grad deluded about what life would be like after college

150 Social interaction in motion pictures [Not Subd Geog] [sp2013002502] (A)
550 BT Motion pictures
150 Social interaction on television [Not Subd Geog] [sp2013002688] (A)
550 BT Television
I struggle to understand what these "social interaction" headings even mean.

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