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The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison
What does the title mean, I wonder? By now it’s been determined that Rachel is a demon, not a witch, so the only prominent witch in this final installment of the Hollows series is Rachel’s mom, who does have a name. Alice, I think. 
The book is overlong, repetitive and rushed. Even the copyediting feels haphazard, with inconsistencies and the occasional error. Did the book have to come out in time for something? 
Ivy is threatened a bunch by an evil vampire. The world’s magic is threatened by an evil elf. Rachel loves Trent SO MUCH and feels SO LOVED by him in return. Jenks is loyal. Blah blah blah. 
I once loved you, Hollows series, but now I’m not sad to see you go. 
Shag IvyMarry EddenKill Ellaspeth
Finished 9/26/14

The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison

What does the title mean, I wonder? By now it’s been determined that Rachel is a demon, not a witch, so the only prominent witch in this final installment of the Hollows series is Rachel’s mom, who does have a name. Alice, I think. 

The book is overlong, repetitive and rushed. Even the copyediting feels haphazard, with inconsistencies and the occasional error. Did the book have to come out in time for something? 

Ivy is threatened a bunch by an evil vampire. The world’s magic is threatened by an evil elf. Rachel loves Trent SO MUCH and feels SO LOVED by him in return. Jenks is loyal. Blah blah blah. 

I once loved you, Hollows series, but now I’m not sad to see you go. 

Shag Ivy
Marry Edden
Kill Ellaspeth

Finished 9/26/14

Filed under books read in 2014 book reviews kim harrison witch with no name vampires elves pixies demons paranormal fiction hollows

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Signal Boost: Over the Rainbow Committee needs members!

kellymce:

**Please reblog!!**

For the past three years, I’ve been part of the American Library Association GLBT Roundtable’s Over the Rainbow committee. I’m currently the chair. This committee exists to create a bibliography of queer books for adults that come out every year, to help librarians doing…

I’d be jazzed to join this committee if I were…an ALA member. 

(via missmosnarylime)

Filed under queer books ALA signal boost free books

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Sexual dominance and submission - LC Linked Data Service (Library of Congress)

jennafreedman:

Wherein I petition the Library of Congress to add a subject heading for Dominatrixes (or Dominatrices). 

I wish there were a better way of describing the work of a dominatrix than http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh96002075 from “Sexual dominance and submission.”

The work I’m cataloging, The Real New York City: Friendship, Sex Work & Beyond (no record yet, but there will be by the time you read this) , discusses the topic from the perspective of a female laborer. Ideally there’d also be a BT for Sex work(ers) since not all sex workers are prostitutes. Maybe an appropriate parallel is Stripteasers, which is also sex work, but not prostitution. 

Your catalog returns 47 results on a search for dominatrix*, though admittedly not all of them are relevant. Several of them do appear to warrant a Dominatrixes/Dominatrices, if you prefer, heading:

http://lccn.loc.gov/2003363282
http://lccn.loc.gov/00066481
http://lccn.loc.gov/00698332

I’ll stop there. Except I can’t refrain from hinting that this topic might be of interest to members of Congress. 

Many thanks, Jenna

I ended up with Sexual dominance and submission—Employees, which I am pretty happy with, until the day LC bends to my will and licks my clogs. 

Filed under sexual dominance and submission lcsh

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Sexual dominance and submission - LC Linked Data Service (Library of Congress)

Wherein I petition the Library of Congress to add a subject heading for Dominatrixes (or Dominatrices). 

I wish there were a better way of describing the work of a dominatrix than http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh96002075 from “Sexual dominance and submission.”

The work I’m cataloging, The Real New York City: Friendship, Sex Work & Beyond (no record yet, but there will be by the time you read this) , discusses the topic from the perspective of a female laborer. Ideally there’d also be a BT for Sex work(ers) since not all sex workers are prostitutes. Maybe an appropriate parallel is Stripteasers, which is also sex work, but not prostitution. 

Your catalog returns 47 results on a search for dominatrix*, though admittedly not all of them are relevant. Several of them do appear to warrant a Dominatrixes/Dominatrices, if you prefer, heading:

http://lccn.loc.gov/2003363282
http://lccn.loc.gov/00066481
http://lccn.loc.gov/00698332

I’ll stop there. Except I can’t refrain from hinting that this topic might be of interest to members of Congress. 

Many thanks, Jenna

Filed under lcsh dominatrixes zines cataloging

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In case anybody was wondering how to catalog a live animal

professionalbooknerd:

Cooper is a therapy dog available for check-out at the Harvard Library for 30 minutes intervals from 9-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The discussion came up in my cataloging class as to how one would go about creating a record for him. The link above will take you to his OPAC record. I think my life has been completed. 

Realia! Perhaps should be Animated realia?

Do you update the 264 when his weight changes?

Not sure I agree with the 700s, but at least they’re identified as “owner,” not any type of creator. 

So at Harvard you can reserve a dog. Can you recall him? What is the overdue fine? If you lose him, can you provide a replacement copy? Can people in BorrowDirect network institutions request Cooper?

(via text-block)

Filed under cataloging therapy dogs

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Highlights from the July 2014 SACO editorial meeting and LCSH monthly list (cached page).

SACO

emphases theirs

Food deserts

The concept of food desert has been defined in multiple ways by various governments and organizations, often in ways to suit their specific political agendas, but it comes down to the idea of neighborhoods, towns, and sometimes larger jurisdictional types that have little or no access to nutritious food - which the definitions often equate with fresh produce sold by a supermarket.  The existing heading Food security is defined as access to safe, sufficient, and nutritious food.  The existing heading is used for both the positive and negative (it has a UF Food insecurity), and the meeting feels that it adequately covers the concept of a food desert.  The term “food desert” will be added as a UF on the existing heading.  The proposal was not approved.

Did anyone else read this as “food desserts”?

Cocktail recipes

“Cocktails” is the subject; “recipes” is the genre/form.  The cataloger should assign the genre/form term Cookbooks, or wait for the term Recipes to enter the vocabulary with the general terms project, and post-coordinate it with Cocktails as a 650. The proposal was not approved.

Will Recipes take as long to enact as Cookbooks?

LCSH

emphases mine 

150           Brown bear populations    [May Subd Geog]    [sp2014001186]    (C)

550           BT Bear populations

Barnard’s mascot is a bear: Millie the Dancing Bear, in fact.

150           Computer-assisted instruction    [May Subd Geog]    [sp 85029483 ]             (C)

450           UF ILSs (Integrated learning systems) ADD FIELD

450           UF Integrated learning systems ADD FIELD

At work we were trying to figure out what to name the subdomain of our digital learning projects. I’m ashamed to admit we didn’t consider “Computer-assisted instruction.”

150           Cyberspace operations (Military science)    [May Subd Geog]    [sp2013000988]       (C)

450           UF Cyber war (Military science)

450           UF Cyberwar (Military science)

550           BT Military art and science

If, like me, you’re wondering what this is all about, here’s a job ad for an Air Force Cyberspace Operation Officer. “Plans, organizes and performs network defense, exploitation and attack.” 

 (video link)

150           Greek yogurt    [May Subd Geog]    [sp2014001268]       (A)

450           UF Greek-style yogurt

550           BT Yogurt

This heading made me wonder if there were any "artisanal" headings. So far in LCSH there are only two—and they’re SEEs, not actual headings. Stay strong, LC! Don’t let Park Slope get you!

 

150           Jewish women cartoonists    [May Subd Geog]    [sp2014001226]                 (A)

550           BT Jewish cartoonists

550           BT Women cartoonists

Holdings this might apply to in the Barnard Zine Library.

Comic by jennabrager

155           Cocktail recipes    [gp2014026008]     (C)

455           UF Bartenders’ books

455           UF Bartenders’ guides

455           UF Cocktail books

455           UF Cocktail guides

555           BT Cookbooks

I’m confused; didn’t SACO refuse this one? Or is the issue that it’s a 155, not a 150. One of y’all who reads my LCSH posts just to point out what’s wrong with them, will you explain?

Filed under saco lcsh july 2014

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Visions by Kelley Armstrong
Hello Cainsville #2! I liked the first entry just swell. Visions didn’t wow me quite as much as Omens did, but it was still a good read, with complicated characters and relationships. Also complicated is figuring out who the  good guys are, if any of them are. Highlight: Ricky Gallagher, perhaps the most fuckable character I’ve encountered in paranormal fiction land.
Finished 9/18/14

Visions by Kelley Armstrong

Hello Cainsville #2! I liked the first entry just swell. Visions didn’t wow me quite as much as Omens did, but it was still a good read, with complicated characters and relationships. Also complicated is figuring out who the  good guys are, if any of them are. Highlight: Ricky Gallagher, perhaps the most fuckable character I’ve encountered in paranormal fiction land.

Finished 9/18/14

Filed under books read in 2014 book reviews kelley armstrong visions cainsville paranormal fiction