new LCSH: cookery is now cooking

cookery is out and cooking is in.
and i almost missed it. if it hadn’t been for a stellar post on Gherkins&Tomatoes, well, i shudder to think how long it would’ve been until i found out about the decision by the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress to replace the subject heading cookery with cooking.

seriously though, changes in this list (above) show how our classification schemes change to facilitate search and discovery and also to reflect social values. pretty interesting stuff.

Announcement by ABA Policy & Standards division [link]
Authorities & Vocabularies (Library of Congress): Cooking [link]
Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly List 22 (June 2, 2010) [link]

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