Friday, July 5, 2013

LC's report from ALA Annual 2013 available online

For those who missed it, LC's report on cataloging-related activities presented to CC:DA at the recent ALA annual meeting in Chicago is available online at A significant portion of the four-page document relays important information about the impact of RDA on the name authority file, LCSH, headings for fictitious and legendary characters and animals with proper names, the Subject Headings Manual, and the Classification and Shelflisting Manual. RDA-related changes made to LCSH center largely around subject headings having to do with the Bible and the Qurʼan; for example, "Water in the Koran" has become "Water in the Qurʼan." The complete list of changed subject headings can be found at The LC report also includes a brief update on the BIBFRAME initiative, and information about LC's transition to online-only publication of its cataloging documentation.