Changes in LC Subject Headings: Resource for Authority Work

Joyce Ogden out of Olympia, Washington recently sent me an email telling me about her work as the compiler/publisher of Library of Congress Changed Subject Heading Subdivisions. Ms. Ogden, though now retired, has been in the cataloguing world since she graduated from library school in 1954 and, impressively, has worked in a variety of libraries for over 40 years.

In an effort to reach more of us cataloguers and to spread the word about this annual publication, Ms. Ogden asked if I would be willing to post something on my blog for those of you not familiar this handy resource on LC authorities. Of course, I’m more than happy to do just that! So, here’s a little summary about the publication and a link to the website:

The 2010 edition of “Library of Congress Changed Subject Heading
Subdivisions
” is now available! Your library will need the latest
edition for your subject catalogers and authority workers to use in
updating older catalog copy. Between “–Addresses, essays, lectures”
and “–Zoning maps”, this year’s fully cumulated and enlarged
compilation now contains over 2,200 changed, discontinued, and
re-arranged LC subdivisions. The new edition includes changes through
July 2010..

Single orders (ISBN 978-0-9726688-8-0) are available for $20.00
per copy postpaid. Send a regular library purchase order to me at
address, 2924 28th AV SE, Olympia WA 98501. (Telephone and e-mail
orders also accepted with your Purchase Order #).

Standing orders (ISSN 1543-916X) may also be placed directly with me or
through your regular dealer such as EBSCO or Blackwell

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Changes in LC Subject Headings: Resource for Authority Work

  1. Ray G.

    Hello, the links don’t seem to be working. Is there an electronic version available?

  2. Laurel Tarulli

    Hi Ray! Thanks for letting me know about the dead links. I’ve fixed them in the post, so they are working now.

    I’m not sure if there is an electronic version…I’ll ask Joyce to comment on that.

  3. No, there’s no electronic version. Back in 1998 or so I took a course on “Microsoft Access” database creation, so it’s on that.

    (I’m really a dinosaur. When I applied to the community college to register for the course they asked When/Where I graduated from high school. The year was 1949)

  4. Ragu

    Hi,

    I apologize for the late response. I was hoping for something like the examples (pdf format), but thank you so much for the information!

    Ray

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