LCSH & SACO Month 7: Both bodies poo-poo extremes

Highlights from the July 2013 SACO editorial meeting and new LCSH from July 2013.

SACO

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Bundles of human hair; Locks of human hair
In LCSH, a term for the quantity or method of packaging and a term for the material being bundled or packaged are rarely, if ever, combined. The existing subject heading Hair should be used instead. The proposals were not approved.

Extreme ironing
This activity involves ordinary ironing (LCSH: Pressing of garments) in bizarre locations like on top of a mountain or while doing something else like skydiving. However, the inherent act of ironing is exactly the same. So, in actuality, the sport aspect of the activity is mountaineering or skydiving, for which headings already exist. Therefore, for the reasons stated above (see Bicycle motocross, etc.), the meeting recommends post-coordinating existing headings such as Pressing of garments, Skydiving, and Extreme sports. The proposal was not approved.
If you do an image search on the phrase most of the results will be a man ironing something in the air or water. Insert a joke about dudes only doing housework if it can somehow be competitive or macho.

LCSH

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150 Bisexual teenagers [May Subd Geog] [sp2013001501](C)
550 BT Bisexual youth
550 BT Teenagers
Thanks, LC! I'll definitely use this to describe zines.

150 Devastating grasshopper [May Subd Geog] [sp2012003491](C)
053 QL508.A2 (Zoology)
450 UF Melanoplus devastator
550 BT Melanoplus


Photo by Ray Bruun

150 Expatriate nurses [May Subd Geog] [sp2013001600](C)
680 Here are entered works on expatriate nurses in general and, with local subdivision, works on expatriate nurses in a particular place. For the latter, an additional heading of the type Nurses--[place of origin] is assigned, e.g., 1. Expatriate nurses--Saudi Arabia. 2. Nurses--South Africa.
Hello, expatriates! I've looked for "Expatriates" SHs in the past and have been unsatisfied with having to use "Aliens" or "Exiles" to express the concept. Now I see that there are a million "Expatriate profession" headings. D'oh!


Cover photo from Vintage Nurse Romance Novels blog.

150 Feminist drama, American [May Subd Geog] [sp2012004480](C)
450 UF American feminist drama
550 BT American drama
I'm not going to look at the warrant for hope that it is the MWMF or some other issue that divides feminists, rather than something to do with theater.


French Revolution cartoon from Snippits and Snappits blog.

150 Goslings [May Subd Geog] [sp2013001295](C)
450 UF Geese--Infancy
550 BT Animals--Infancy
550 BT Geese
My new favorite Gosling is Research Ryan.

150 Homosexuality in video games [Not Subd Geog] [sp2013001087](C)
550 BT Video games
Warrant: Videogaymes by Luca De Santis

150 Jumpers (Dresses) [May Subd Geog] [sp2012003990](C)
450 UF Jumper dresses
450 UF Pinafore dresses
550 BT Dresses
I THOUGHT JUMPERS WERE SWEATERS.

150 Kite surfing [May Subd Geog] [sp2001004465](C)
550 BT Extreme sports DELETE FIELD
Solidarity with extreme ironing!

150 Personal belongings in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2013001315](C)
In case you were wondering, and how could you not be, the warrant is >909 objects at 420 Melrose Street Unit 109: everything in my apartment, 2012

150 Poetry in motion pictures [Not Subd Geog] [sp2013001514](A)
550 BT Motion pictures
See what they did there?

150 Rompers (Clothing) [May Subd Geog] [sp2012004262](C)
450 UF Romper suits (Clothing)
550 BT Clothing and dress
This heading's adoption coincides with C-Dog's purchase of a romper. She's such a trendsetter!

Genre/Form Term

155 Personal recordings [gp2011026803]
455 UF Home recordings
555 BT Sound recordings
680 Here are entered sound recordings that document family or personal events, usually made by amateurs and not intended for public release.
I love genre headings so much, and this seems like a perfectly wonderful addition.

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#1 laura

English jumpers are sweaters. American jumpers are as described above. At least in my family.