Libraries Society of North America 31st Annual Conference
Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland - March 20-26, 2003
and subject cataloging for art materials
22 March 2003, 10-4 pm
policy experts from the Cataloging Policy and Support Office of the Library of
Congress described the rules, interpretations, and policies for descriptive and
subject cataloging of printed materials on art.
The workshop was introduced and moderated by Sherman Clarke, New York
Ewald began the workshop with a presentation on "Descriptive cataloging of
books containing art reproductions." He
systematically proceeded through the AACR2 rules on works about one artist,
without named author, with named author(s), from a single collection.
He then discussed the rules for works with reproductions of the works of
two or more artists. Throughout, he
elaborated on sources of information and the relationship to main or added
entry, the rule of three in regard to authorship, added entries for exhibition
documentation, illustrations for a text versus compiled reproductions, headings
and entry for exhibitions, and other topics.
In the question and answer period, Ewald stated that the footnote to
AACR2 21.17 on pictorial representation can be seen to eliminate architecture
from consideration under this rule.
Hiatt discussed "Name headings for named individual works of art."
The rule interpretations for uniform titles for named works of art came
from a proposal submitted by the ARLIS/NA Cataloging Advisory Committee.
Buildings, monuments and decorative arts are generally omitted from
coverage by these rule interpretations. In
the question and answer period, he addressed the proposal from CAC to establish
buildings in the Name Authority File rather than the Subject Authority File; a
rationale will be added and the proposal re-submitted to the Standing Committee
on Standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.
Wewerka discussed subject headings in art cataloging. She described the difference in LCSH between fine and
decorative arts and qualifiers for nationality or region, for ethnic group, for
religion, for time period or style, for origin of art, and for current location.
She also discussed time period subdivisions, the order of subdivisions, art
movements and artist groups, and themes in art. The primary instruction sheets in the Subject cataloging
manual: subject headings are H 1148 and H 1250.
Her handout also included general free-floating subdivisions frequently
used under art form headings (extracted from H 1095) and under names of artists
(extracted from H 1110), as well as a list of instruction sheets that are of
special interest for art cataloging, e.g. Buildings and other structures (H 1334
and H 1334.5), Collections of objects (H 1427), Exhibitions (H 1593).
She closed her remarks with a short discussion of subject headings for
works on architecture. No
instruction sheet yet exists for architecture. Each speaker distributed a
handout with extensive examples. The workshop was followed by a joint
Cataloging Problems Discussion Group and Cataloging Section business meeting.
Report prepared by Sherman Clarke, New York University Libraries email@example.com