New LCSH!

This post is the opinion of Netanel Ganin and is in no way to be construed as an official communication from any section of any institution. 

As always — check out the full approved list, and be sure to read through the newest tentative list and to send feedback to LC! Your feedback matters, as PSD says:

“Each Tentative List includes an email address to which comments on the proposals may be submitted. PSD accepts comments from LC and SACO catalogers, other library and archive professionals, lawmakers, and members of the general public. The comment period lasts approximately one month, beginning with the publication of the Tentative List and continuing until the closing date indicated on the list.”


Albanians (Ancient)

ancient aliens meme but with albanians
plausible

 

Copley Square (Boston, Mass.)

picture of copley square
During those cold Boston months, the heat lamps under the awning of the Copley Square hotel are a lifesaver

 

Diseases in the theater

steel magnolias play
Spoiler alert for whoever plays Condola Rashād’s character

 

Eco clubs

Annie and Britta from Community join an environmental group
Help the gulf

 

Extrasolar planets–Orbits

diagram with weird extra-solar planet's orbit
I bet the locals call it something snappier than HD76920b

 

Fishes–Heavy metal content

fish playing a bass with a metal haircut
definitely a bass

 

Invisibility–Religious aspects

invisible pink unicorn image
May Her Holy Hooves Never Be Shod

 

Language and languages in advertising

a bunch of programming languages
Okay, I admit that calling this an advertisement is generous

 

Liminality in music

I like to imagine they just filmed themselves running around the glades

Lone twins

Unborn movie poster
The least Jewish movie about a Dybbuk I’ve ever seen [also has a lone twin tho]

Long-distance relationships in motion pictures

Space Between Us movie poster
There’s prolly a longer-distance relationship than Earth-Mars in a movie, but that’s pretty far

 

Military parades

neon sign that says 'Nope'

Mouth in literature

cover for "I have no mouth and I must scream"
I assume LCSH would use “Mouth in literature” for “No mouth in literature”

 

Snails in art

Parpar nehmad was a big part of my childhood, and the shablul was obvi the best

 

Tissue culture–Religious aspects

5 religions tissue box
Easy A!

 

Urination in art

Peeing Calvin
This is what happens when you don’t license your characters, Bill!

 

Weasels as pets

hot tip: weasels do not make good pets, despite this vid

Women in science on television

I know I already used this, but it’s too good not to use again.

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New LCSH!

still from Metallica's ...And Justice For All

This post is the opinion of Netanel Ganin and is in no way to be construed as an official communication from any section of any institution. 

As always — check out the full approved list, and be sure to read through the newest tentative list and to send feedback to LC! Your feedback matters, as PSD says:

“Each Tentative List includes an email address to which comments on the proposals may be submitted. PSD accepts comments from LC and SACO catalogers, other library and archive professionals, lawmakers, and members of the general public. The comment period lasts approximately one month, beginning with the publication of the Tentative List and continuing until the closing date indicated on the list.”


Back translation

still from Water World - Tina Majorino's back tattoo
it means: “Watch Veronica “Mars

 

Brienne, Counts of

picture of three Briennes of Tarth
1, 2, 3 Briennes! [‘shop by @ajlobster]

Cast-iron cookware

washing a cast-iron pan with soap
You maniac! You’re going to ruin it!

 

Dadaism and music

okay, I guess that’s Dadadaism…

Giraffes as pets

guy with pet giraffe
Hello, why the fuck am I inside your house

 

Grimoires

a spell book
a good grimoire is hard to shelve, has some kind of unusual binding or clasp and preferably has a cool raised star or skull on the cover

 

Haunted dolls

Still from The Boy
Remember, all dolls LOOK haunted but sometimes, like in this lousy movie, the dolls are just creepy

 

Human body and technology in art

picture of Cyborg Superman
With Henry Cavill out is it finally time for Cyborg Superman to step up??? [yes i know that’s a Kryptonian body, don’t @ me]

Jinn in literature

Cover art of book: Jinn and Juice / Nicole Peeler
You’ll be pleased to know there are also MANY titles along the lines of “Djinn and Tonic”

 

Justice (Personification)

still from Metallica's ...And Justice For All
Hammer of justice crushes you, overpower

 

Passivity (Psychology) in youth

drawing of Holden Caulfield
DO something you whiny nincompoop!

 

Princess in motion pictures

Still from Wreck-It-Ralph with all the Disney princesses
One well placed explosive would really destabilize the Disney Queendoms

 

Science on television

give Scully that fucking science

Smart cookers

image of a chef that says
My cooking IQ tells me to duck when a pan is being hurled at my neck

New LCSH!

This post is the opinion of Netanel Ganin and is in no way to be construed as an official communication from any section of any institution. 

As always — check out the full approved list, and be sure to read through the newest tentative list and to send feedback to LC! Your feedback matters, as PSD says:

“Each Tentative List includes an email address to which comments on the proposals may be submitted. PSD accepts comments from LC and SACO catalogers, other library and archive professionals, lawmakers, and members of the general public. The comment period lasts approximately one month, beginning with the publication of the Tentative List and continuing until the closing date indicated on the list.”


The following are newly approved headings which I proposed or LCSH I canceled in favor of a NAR

  • Card games [LCGFT term]
  • Nim Chimpsky (Chimpanzee) [canceled for NAR]

And now, onto the headings!


Architecture (Personification)

Building that looks like a person
Eventually, an ancient ritual will awake BUILDOR and it will do battle with the evil SKYSCRAPULON

 

Competition (Psychology) in literature

Cover to Babysitter's club little sister #93
The real reveal in the book is that Kristy’s mom’s name used to be Elizabeth Taylor!

 

Deserts–Symbolic aspects

quote from Dark Tower over image of desert
If you think that the Nikolaj Arcel movie was all there is to the Dark Tower, do I have 7 books for you to read!

 

Mandolin music (Ragtime)

You go Amy!!

Marijuana–Therapeutic use–Law and legislation

Official opinion of blog: decriminalize, free the people in prison, waive the convictions, pay them reparations

 

Men, Black

Print money! Black Panther, War Machine, Falcon, Goliath, and Nick Fury team up

 

Nicknames–Religious aspects

Christmas time,ancient figurine of Baby Jesus in traditional farmer clog, on rustic background
If Jesus had a nickname what would it be? And would you call it to his face?

 

Pharmacovigilance

cartoon drawing of a superhero outside a pharmacy
It’s Pharmacovigilance! With the power to take pills from a large bottle and put them into a smaller bottle!

 

Potters in literature

cover of book "Inspector Miromoto and the famous potter"
Twist ending, it wasn’t Harry it was Lily!!

 

Shabbat shirah

Miriam and the women dancing at parting of Red Sea
and the woman dancing with their timbrels, followed Miriam as she sang her song!

 

Suicide Squad (Fictitious characters)

still from Suicide Squad
With no fewer than 20 needle drops and 7 or so origin stories, Suicide Squad is great…if those are things you’re looking for

 

Swindlers and swindling on television

still from Lost of Sawyer
Prolly reading a letter about conning and how it makes him sad now

 

Television programs–Religious aspects

Calvin worshipping a TV
Provides comfort, guidance, and community, seems about right.

 

Terror (The English word)

Terror, the magic card
I used to keep my copy of this card covered with tape because the picture gave me such wiggins!

New LCSH!

This post is the opinion of Netanel Ganin and is in no way to be construed as an official communication from any section of any institution. 

As always — check out the full approved list, and be sure to read through the newest tentative list and to send feedback to LC! Your feedback matters, as PSD says:

“Each Tentative List includes an email address to which comments on the proposals may be submitted. PSD accepts comments from LC and SACO catalogers, other library and archive professionals, lawmakers, and members of the general public. The comment period lasts approximately one month, beginning with the publication of the Tentative List and continuing until the closing date indicated on the list.”

This month take note of [and be sure to check your catalog!] the changes to Mental retardation and related headings. The term has been changed to Intellectual disability.

And now, onto the headings!


Bagpipe and harp music

Camp (Style) in music

Mamma Mia 2, now playing in theaters everywhere

 

Centaur objects

Some people object to powerful depictions of awesome ladies

 

Chinese in popular culture

I grew up with a lot of racist Chinese caricatures — Tikki Tikki Tembo, Five Chinese Brothers, etc. I wish i could’ve been watching this show instead

 

Chiptunes

Complaints (Rhetoric) in literature

Spoiler alert: it’s “women”

 

Cultural appropriation

Stop. Just stop. Three cheers to Violet Fox for her cataloging lab making this possible!

 

Doubles in mass media

Color coded for your convenience

 

Endurance art

Art is a broad category

 

Fried chicken

The real shocker is how we went this long without this heading!

 

Gene drives

Pretty specific for an LCSH, but okay

 

Generation Z

Finally! Enjoy being blamed for everything, Gen Z [i’m so sorry]

Hashtags (Metadata)

Just think, we could’ve been saying octothorpe all this time

 

Librarians’ writings, American

Gotta click thru and read the tale!

Moose meat–Contamination

Someone contaminated all my moose meat with chubs!

 

Neoliberalism in popular culture

Check lefty twitter if you don’t believe me

 

Plants in motion pictures

still from The Ruins (2008)
If you have a fear of vines or plants or thorns or w/e, do not watch The Ruins

 

Sexual intercourse on television

Still from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Remember kids, sex is bad, don’t have it!–BtVS

 

Smart cities

I assume in our Smart Cities we’ll find all new Smart ways to hate the poor

 

Train hopping

Still from The Wolverine
I assure you, he hopped just before this Train flying/Train screaming

 

Zombies on television

Still from Game of Thrones depicting an undead
Only the second most obvious example

New LCSH!

This post is the opinion of Netanel Ganin and is in no way to be construed as an official communication from any section of any institution. 

As always — check out the full approved list


Bee culture–Religious aspects

none of the bar mitzvah kippot i ever got were this cool

Butcher shops

my local butchery growing up!

Butchers (Persons)

So this movie is about an aviator/butcher?

Cooking (Chia)

Back when i was vegan, I used to make what I called Breakfast Pudding every day [2 tblsp chia seeds, 1 cup almond milk, one banana, 1/3 cup oatmeal– mix well and refrigerate. Next morning add a bunch of peanut butter and any other toppings you want]

Food in mass media

Imagination food!

Glam metal (Music)

Get yer ears to Winter Rose for some raw unpolished James LaBrie!

Massachusetts Avenue (Mass.)

At 150 Mass Ave, the Berklee Library is where I first realized I wanted to be a cataloger

Mixed media sculpture

this is amaaaaaazing link here: http://www.ellenjewettsculpture.com/

National socialism in opera

How could you have *possibly* thought that a Nazi themed Tannhäuser was a good idea. How.

New LCSH!

This post is the opinion of Netanel Ganin and is in no way to be construed as an official communication from any section of any institution. 

As always — check out the full approved list, and be sure to read through the newest tentative list and to send feedback to LC! Your feedback matters, as PSD says:

“Each Tentative List includes an email address to which comments on the proposals may be submitted. PSD accepts comments from LC and SACO catalogers, other library and archive professionals, lawmakers, and members of the general public. The comment period lasts approximately one month, beginning with the publication of the Tentative List and continuing until the closing date indicated on the list.”

And now, onto the headings!


[I have no jokes to make about these, but there were a BUNCH of Turkish roads added to this month’s list, so if you catalog Turkish material, definitely check ’em out]

Academic libraries–Services to commuting college students

We know they only have two physical resources, so I hope there’s e-resources for the commuters

Bass clarinet music (Rock)

Not my specific jam, but maybe it’s yours?

Hypnobirthing

1. Hypnotize yourself into being pregnant
2. Hypnobirthing

Neopagan families

Stonehenge: cool
White dreads: not.

Nonsense literature, Czech

Nonsense! That is no newt!

Paper jewelry

Three things I love!

Patriotism in textbooks

Yes children, Patriotism is lies and is bad.

Peer-to-peer loans

I wonder if he has the suits custom made or alters them himself.

Plug-in electric vehicles

Surprisingly shark heavy post this month

Rock slopes–Stability

Prolly just update that sign everyday depending on stability.

New LCSH!

This post is the opinion of Netanel Ganin and is in no way to be construed as an official communication from any section of any institution. 

As always — check out the full approved list, and be sure to read through the newest tentative list and to send feedback to LC! Your feedback matters, as PSD says:

“Each Tentative List includes an email address to which comments on the proposals may be submitted. PSD accepts comments from LC and SACO catalogers, other library and archive professionals, lawmakers, and members of the general public. The comment period lasts approximately one month, beginning with the publication of the Tentative List and continuing until the closing date indicated on the list.”


Interesting to note this month is that software frameworks, application programming interfaces, etc. have been canceled from LCSH and moved to the NAF. You may want to check your catalog.

And now, onto the headings!


Bowling Green (New York, N.Y.)

#NeverForget

Chandler automobile

Could I *be* any more in a car?

Clubhouses–Decoration

You might be surprised how many clubhouse decorations are just riffs on this one idea

Composers as authors

Stick to music, Richie

Flatbreads

This grilled mushroom flatbread looks LEGIT

IFLA Library Reference Model

Res Per Nomen FIVE

Inhumans (Fictitious characters)

I’m surprised that show had such trouble rendering her hair…

International Symbol of Access

I didn’t know that was its name!

Meteorology and architecture

I reckon you gotta build your lighthouses to survive storms

Music by black composers

Nineteen sixteen, A.D.

Completed in 1916, I think we can all agree that Pluto’s reclassification is Holst’s gain

Objectification (Social psychology)

So did Catherine just stay a trophy FOREVER?!

Post-traumatic stress disorder in motion pictures

Who says those Marvel movies don’t explore serious topics?

PRS guitar

I bet he’s about to start playing Broon’s Bane

Religious art

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins became a play?! I need to get tickets!

Science fiction in music

Two Rush refs in one post!

Sponge trade

Okay, I’ll trade 3 medium yellow ones for…1 large yellow one

Thereminists

167 theremin players + matryoshka dolls?!

Toys in mass media

I just really respect Brad Dourif’s commitment to this franchise

New LCSH!

This post is the opinion of Netanel Ganin and is in no way to be construed as an official communication from any section of any institution. 

As always — check out the full approved list, and be sure to read through the newest tentative list and to send feedback to LC! Your feedback matters, as PSD says:

“Each Tentative List includes an email address to which comments on the proposals may be submitted. PSD accepts comments from LC and SACO catalogers, other library and archive professionals, lawmakers, and members of the general public. The comment period lasts approximately one month, beginning with the publication of the Tentative List and continuing until the closing date indicated on the list.”


The following are newly approved headings which I proposed [or canceled LCSH in favor of NARs]

  • Furries
  • Morgan, Dexter (Fictitious character)

African American women basketball players

Lisa Leslie
Lisa Leslie was the first WNBA player to dunk in a game [July 30, 2002)

African American women on television

Molly and Issa may not know what they’re doing, Tiff may be lost up her own ass — but Kelli is LIVING HER BEST LIFE

 

Augmented reality art

“Now people spend even more time on their phones in art museums”–A bunch of think pieces, probably

 

Baseball for people with visual disabilities

Beep baseball! Check it out if you haven’t heard of it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Beep_Baseball_Association

 

Bratz dolls

I would not have expected for this to exist but here we are.

 

Diabetic children

Good matching of juice-box colors to uniform

 

Dolls–Law and legislation

Do not spy on your children! Or do w/e i dunno, i’m not a parent.

 

Envy in art

If it wasn’t for School of Rock, this wouldn’t’ve gotten a theatrical release! I’m not sure that’s a net gain for us.

 

Floating cities

Oh cool, what a super reasonable place to build a city

 

Gems–Symbolic aspects

I’ve really fallen behind, I barely know half of these…

 

Historic towers

a beautiful rendering of Can’-Ka No Rey if it do ya fine

 

Home on television

Even I think this is a stupid joke

 

Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį (Ice mummy)

Here’s one of his tools, I know he wasn’t always an ice mummy, but the qualifier kinda makes it sound like he was.

 

Mirrors in motion pictures

I still don’t really understand what was happening in this scene

 

Phrenology in art

Good idea, Huey, Dewey, or Louie!

 

Protest camps

Do not rehabilitate this man’s legacy

 

Sex role in architecture

Nailed it.

 

Skating–Songs and music

[Yes, they’re skating to Closer to the Heart by Rush]

Storms in music

Translating and interpreting in literature

245 $a To serve man. Don’t check the 655…

New LCSH!

This post is the opinion of Netanel Ganin and is in no way to be construed as an official communication from any section of any institution. 

As always — check out the full approved list, and be sure to read through the newest tentative list and to send feedback to LC! Your feedback matters, as PSD says:

“Each Tentative List includes an email address to which comments on the proposals may be submitted. PSD accepts comments from LC and SACO catalogers, other library and archive professionals, lawmakers, and members of the general public. The comment period lasts approximately one month, beginning with the publication of the Tentative List and continuing until the closing date indicated on the list.”

And now, onto the headings!


Animated television programs–Japanese influences

now begin debating which Robin it is

 

Career fairs

Yes hello, where is your library booth?

 

Child knitters

so good she already made some arm warmers!

 

Chili con queso

I got *real* hungry looking for pictures of this

 

Comic-book stores

in the years since I stopped watching have they done an episode where he’s an asshole to women patrons?

 

Denialism

climate change, sound economics, just keep going

 

Food fraud

I *like* vegan cooking, but not when it pretends to be meat

 

Ghosts–Religious aspects

This is not what a dybbuk looks like

 

Libraries and authors

I’m not that into this guy’s writing — but the dude does love libraries

 

Monsters in the theater

it’s an AU ALL SHERLOCK FIC

 

Motion pictures for teenage girls

this is a cool movie about the bullshit we put our teen girls thru

 

Pescatarian cooking

I think this still counts as cooking, right?

 

Popular-music archives

Obviously if the Rush archive ever existed…yeah I’d apply

 

Schools–War use

I endorse this message

 

Walkman (Portable media player)

Who says LCSH is behind the curve

 

Women skateboarders

Vanessa Torres doing a skate thing on a skate…thing

New LCSH!

This post is the opinion of Netanel Ganin and is in no way to be construed as an official communication from any section of any institution. 

As always — check out the full approved list, and be sure to read through the newest tentative list and to send feedback to LC! Your feedback matters, as PSD says:

“Each Tentative List includes an email address to which comments on the proposals may be submitted. PSD accepts comments from LC and SACO catalogers, other library and archive professionals, lawmakers, and members of the general public. The comment period lasts approximately one month, beginning with the publication of the Tentative List and continuing until the closing date indicated on the list.”


The following are newly approved headings which I proposed [or canceled LCSH in favor of NARs]

  • ASMR (Intersensory effect)
  • Identical twins
  • Sabbath
    • Added a UF of ‘Shabbat’
  • Coloring books [LCGFT term]

 

And now, onto the headings!


Accordion and computer music

Weird Al holding an Atari advertisement
Close enough

 

Accountants–Certification

Accountants on Parks and Rec playing Cones of Dunshire
The only certification I recognize

 

Appropriation (Architecture)

a crystalline architectural model
if you aren’t Kyrptonian, you shouldn’t live in this

 

Artificial ankle

Hiccup from the movie How to Train Your Dragon
I dunno, is that an ankle?

 

Chalk drawing, English

chalking which reads "chalk is talk"
Are they still doing the chalking ‘debate’ at Wesleyan?

 

Coffee cup lids

a whole bunch of disposable coffee cup lids
Louise has weapon

 

Cooking (Rice cakes)

9 fancy rice cakes with lots of toppings
WHAT?!

 

Cotton in art

cotton ball sheep arts and craft project
wait’ll someone proposes “Googly eyes in art”

 

Fantastic, The, in music

Rush
Fan-fucking-tastic

 

Fidget spinners

Fidget spinner with pokeballs on the end
oh man, Ash could’ve caught THREE TIMES as many Pokémon with this

 

Food in musicals

still from Oliver song, food glorious food
pease pudding and saveloys

 

Guitar controller (Musical instrument)

midi guitar
Remember nothing but PRACTICE will actually make you better
but also, i want one

 

Life in the UK Test

Doctor Who questions
I managed to get ahold of this actual page from the test

Postnuptial agreements

I hope all postnuptial agreements aren’t as irritating as this

 

Shades and shadows in architecture

mmmm art deco Batman

 

Steamship passengers

Behind the scenes still from Titanic
Rose won’t even make space for James Cameron

 

Wallpaper in art

tacky wallpaper with flowers
Forget *in* art, this IS art

 

Wine fraud

Wine label peeled off another wine label
And I would’ve gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you lousy sommeliers!