Re: Library of Congress creates new subject heading, partially based on

Robert Bratton (rb202@umail.umd.edu)
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 07:24:57 -0700 (PDT)

Hello,

I concur with Steve. I have proposed one subject heading and two
additions to two other subject headings based on videorecordings, and all
were accepted. In my experience "new" subjects often show up in
documentary films before they show up in print monographs.

--
Robert Bratton
Audiovisual Cataloger
University of Maryland Libraries

(301) 314-5637 (phone) / (301) 314-9971 (fax)

Steve Fesenmaier wrote:

> This is a multi-part message in MIME format. > --------------CBF7C5A734DADAA8ABBEFA37 > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit > > Sandy Berman and myself sent documentation to LC to prove that > "mountaintop removal" was an important new subject heading. The first > chief documents on the subject were videotapes - one by WV filmmaker > Robert Gates - ALL SHAKEN UP, and THE FIGHT TO SAVE KAYFORD MOUNTAIN. > Here is the letter from LC...I recommend that all media librarians > likewise use new films to support additions to LC subject headings. > Apparently is has worked, very quickly. Thanks to Mr. Yee. - Steve > Fesenmaier > > Subject: > Mountaintop removal > Date: > Mon, 12 Aug 2002 18:28:31 -0400 > From: > "Thompson A Yee" <TYee@loc.gov> > To: > <Fesenms@wvlc.lib.wv.us> > > Dear Steve Fesenmaier: > > In response to documentation received from Sandy Berman and you, a > Cataloging Policy and Support Office subject cataloging policy > specialist has proposed the subject heading MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL MINING > on August 6, 2002. Subject to review by a subject heading editorial > process, I fully expect that this subject heading will become an > approved LCSH subject term in a couple of weeks. > > Many thanks for writing us! > > Tom Yee > Assistant chief > Cataloging Policy and Support Office > Library of Congress > Washington, DC 20540 > > --------------CBF7C5A734DADAA8ABBEFA37 > Content-Type: text/x-vcard; charset=us-ascii; > name="fesenms.vcf" > Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit > Content-Description: Card for Steve Fesenmaier > Content-Disposition: attachment; > filename="fesenms.vcf" > > begin:vcard > n:Fesenmaier;Stephen L. > tel;work:1-800-642-9021 ext. 2015 > x-mozilla-html:FALSE > url:www.wvlc.lib.wv.us > org:Library Development;West Virginia Library Commission > adr:;;1900 Kanawha Blvd. East;Charleston;West Virginia;25305;USA > version:2.1 > email;internet:fesenms@wvlc.lib.wv.us > title:Research Librarian > fn:Research Librarian > end:vcard > > --------------CBF7C5A734DADAA8ABBEFA37--