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From: Lia Contursi <cont...@princeton.edu>
Date: Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [SACOLIST] Use of form subdivision $v Catalogs
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I would like to thank everyone for the kind responses on this list and privately. All added some clarity to the issue.

 

I found Julia’s suggestion to consider $x Themes, motives particularly interesting.

I think I will adopt this solution sometimes, when appropriate.

 

Best regards,

Lia

 

 

From: SACO Cataloging Discussion List <SACO...@LISTSERV.LOC.GOV> On Behalf Of Timothy R. Mendenhall
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 9:28 AM
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Subject: Re: [SACOLIST] Use of form subdivision $v Catalogs

 

Dear Lia,

 

I'll echo Julia and William's comments, and I'll also copy in some of the guidelines relating to this subdivision issued by ARLIS/NA in their Cataloging Exhibition Publications: Best Practices: Assigning Subject Headings
"$v Catalogs. H1148 and H1360. Use $v Catalogs for listings of art objects, etc., that are available or located at particular places, and are systematically arranged with detailed descriptions accompanying each entry. Use also under the under names of individual corporate bodies and types of organizations for works listing, art works, etc., produced by, located in, or available from those organizations. Also use $v Catalogs under names of individual artists, craftspersons, families of artists and craftspersons, and corporate bodies for works listing their art works or crafts which are available or located in particular institutions or places. Also use under persons or families doing business as sellers under their own names. Use $x Catalogs for works about the types of publications listed above. Do not use $v Exhibitions $v Catalogs for exhibition catalogs." 

I think some of the wording is H1360 is a bit confusing because of the need to accommodate a variety of usages for the word catalog in the art community -- scholarly catalogs/monographs, auction catalogs, and sales catalogs, to name just a few, all use $v Catalogs. 

 

For complete, or purportedly complete, listings of an artist's works, the form subdivision $v Catalogues raisonnés can be used.

 

--Timothy Ryan Mendenhall

 

 

On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 7:16 AM Wisniewski, Julia <jw...@loc.gov> wrote:

Dear Lia,

 

I use $v Exhibitions for exhibition catalogs (per SHM H 1593) and $v Catalogs for works presenting art as in H 1360: “located in, or available for purchase at, particular institutions or places.”

 

A former trainer of mine recommended using $x Themes, motives when a work about an individual’s art does not fit H 1360.

 

The liberal use of $v Catalogs under personal names may just be habit; what we call a ‘catalog’ in everyday conversation may not correspond with its description in SHM.

 

~ This is not an official communication of the Library of Congress. ~

 

Julia Wisniewski, Librarian

U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division

Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue SE

Washington DC 20540-4291

 

 

From: SACO Cataloging Discussion List <SACO...@LISTSERV.LOC.GOV> On Behalf Of Julie Su
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:33 PM
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Subject: Re: [SACOLIST] Use of form subdivision $v Catalogs

 

I have always only used that form subdivision for items like exhibition catalogs or sales catalogs when I was working at the art museum.

 

Julie Su

San Diego State University

 

On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 1:09 PM Robboy, William <wro...@loc.gov> wrote:

Lia,

 

I’ve always interpreted the instruction to mean the work should be able to help the reader locate specific instances of the artist’s work in specifically named places—but not necessarily all the *same* place.

 

This is not an official communication of the Library of Congress.

 

William L. Robboy, Librarian

Mexico, Central America & Caribbean Section

Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate

Library of Congress

wro...@loc.gov

202 707-3329

 

From: SACO Cataloging Discussion List <SACO...@LISTSERV.LOC.GOV> On Behalf Of Lia Contursi
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:23 PM
To: SACO...@LISTSERV.LOC.GOV
Subject: [SACOLIST] Use of form subdivision $v Catalogs

 

I would like to have some advice about the use of the form subdivision $v Catalogs.

I believe I cannot use it under the name of a person (artist) for a manifestation that is a compilation of art works (not an exhibition catalog, nor a catalogue raisonné.)

 

For resources that compile all, or, most of the art works of single artists, I often find bib records with this subject string: 600:10: $a [name of artist] $v Catalogs.

However, my understanding from instruction sheet H1360, is that I cannot compose a subject that way, unless the art works presented in the resource are all in one place, or at one institution.

Specifically, I am referring to this part of H1360:

 

“Use -Catalogs under artists or craftspersons and families of artists or craftspersons for works listing their art works or crafts that are located in, or available for purchase at, particular institutions or places.

 

Am I wrong in the way I read the instruction? Why is this subdivision applied liberally under personal names? Am I missing a special provision, or best practice that allows us to use this type of subject string even when the described art works are not in a particular place or institution?

 

I am looking forward to reading your comments.

Thanks,

 

Lia Contursi

Princeton University Library

 

 



--

Timothy Ryan Mendenhall (he/him/his)

Metadata Librarian

Columbia University Libraries

Original and Special Materials Cataloging

102 Butler Library

535 West 114th Street

New York, NY 10027

 

 

 

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