The loss of “Cookery” and wacky subject headings

I’m not sure how I missed out on this excellent news, but the Library of Congress Subject Heading “cookery” has been replaced with “cooking”, see details here.

Looking around (twitter, the new time waster) there seems to be some discussion of the impact of tagging on subject headings- what do think about this? Is the general public bringing currency to subject headings?

And to bring another smile to your face: http://seedwiki.com/wiki/wacky_and_weird_subject_headings
It is the little things about cataloguing that make it so much fun!  Do you have a favourite heading?

This post brought to you in part by: The Swiss Army Librarian: http://www.swissarmylibrarian.net/2009/10/01/lcsh-fallery-sky

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One Response to The loss of “Cookery” and wacky subject headings

  1. Ragu says:

    Finally.

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