Friday, October 25, 2013

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) : Deities and mythological figures

ACQUISITIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC ACCESS DIRECTORATE
POLICY AND STANDARDS DIVISION

SUMMARY OF DECISIONS, EDITORIAL MEETING NUMBER 8

August 19, 2013

SUBJECT HEADINGS

            Announcements

            Deities and mythological figures

                        Headings for individual deities and mythological figures (e.g., Thor, Hercules) should now be established in the name authority file using RDA instructions. The RDA heading will be valid for use as a subject heading.

            Headings for groups of deities and mythological figures (e.g., Nymphs, the Furies) will continue to be established in LCSH because they cannot currently be established with RDA instructions. The heading God and headings of the type God (name of religion) (e.g., God (Christianity)God (Greek religion)) also continue to be established in LCSH.

            The following workflows should be followed when inputting a name authority for an individual deity or mythological figure.
            If the heading is needed for subject cataloging and an LCSH heading for the deity or mythological figure already exists, catalogers may continue to assign the existing LCSH heading. In that case, do not make a name authority record.
            Optionally, catalogers may make a name authority for the deity or mythological figure if an LCSH heading already exists, but then must also make a proposal to cancel the existing LC subject heading. The proposal should be made through the Subject Proposal System; click the icon next to the heading and select the option “Propose cancelling this heading.”
            If the heading is needed for a descriptive access point, it should be input into the name authority file. LCSH should be searched to determine whether the deity or mythological figure has already been established there. If so, a proposal to cancel the subject heading must also be made. The proposal should be made through the Subject Proposal System; click the icon next to the heading and select the option “Propose cancelling this heading.” NACO libraries who do not contribute SACO proposals may email policy@loc.gov to request that PSD make the cancellation proposal for them.
            A project to transition all individual deity and mythological figure headings from LCSH to the name authority file will be conducted as resources are available. Catalogers are requested to refrain from unilaterally undertaking projects to convert the LC subject headings to name headings in a wholesale manner. Workload and staffing issues do not permit PSD to process the number of proposals that such projects would generate. SACO libraries wishing to undertake such a project may contact the Coop Section atsaco@loc.gov and the request will be considered.
            The SHM will be revised to reflect the new procedures.

See also : LC PCC-PS FOR 9.0

[Blog Post Revised 2016-01-22]

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us: Krishna (Hindu deity) 

[new in Name Authority File]





  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Christna (Hindu deity)
    • us: Gopal (Hindu deity)
    • us: Kr̥ṣṇa (Hindu deity)
    • us: Govinda (Hindu deity)
    • us: Mohan (Hindu deity)
    • us: Gopala (Hindu deity)
    • us: Bal Gopal (Hindu deity)
  • Variants

    • us: Christna (Hindu deity)
    • us: Gopal (Hindu deity)
    • us: Kr̥ṣṇa (Hindu deity)
    • us: Govinda (Hindu deity)
    • us: Mohan (Hindu deity)
    • us: Gopala (Hindu deity)
    • us: Bal Gopal (Hindu deity)
  • Additional Information

    • Descriptor

        Hindu deity
    • Descriptor

        (lcsh) Hindu gods
    • Birth Place

        (naf) India
    • Gender

        male
  • Use For

  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Reyes, E. Christopher. In His name, 2010: p. 307 (Christna, earlier English spelling of Krishna, who came upon earth to redeem man by his sufferings; Jesus and Krishna parallels)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed November 12, 2014 (Krishna, also called Kr̥ṣṇa, Govinda, Mohan, and Gopala, is a deity, worshipped across many traditions of Hinduism. Many Vaishnava groups recognize him as an avatar of the god, Vishnu; however, some traditions within Krishnaism, consider Krishna to be svayam bhagavan, or the Supreme Being. Bhagavad gita and many other puranas considers that Krishna is source of all the vedas. Krishna belonged to the Vrishni clan of Yadavas from Mathura, and was the eighth son born to the princess Devaki, and her husband Vasudeva; Gopal; the child form of Krishna, also known as Bal Gopal)
  • Change Notes

    • 2015-07-22: new
    • 2015-11-06: revised
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Record in OCLC Connexion

010  no2015096049 ǂz sh 85073290 
040  CU-SB ǂb eng ǂe rda ǂc CU-SB ǂd MnSST ǂd DLC
1000 Krishna ǂc (Hindu deity)
368  ǂc Hindu deity
368  ǂc Hindu gods ǂ2 lcsh
370  India ǂ2 naf
375  male
4000 Christna ǂc (Hindu deity)
4000 Gopal ǂc (Hindu deity)
4000 Kr̥ṣṇa ǂc (Hindu deity)
4000 Govinda ǂc (Hindu deity)
4000 Mohan ǂc (Hindu deity)
4000 Gopala ǂc (Hindu deity)
4000 Bal Gopal ǂc (Hindu deity)
670  Reyes, E. Christopher. In His name, 2010: ǂb p. 307 (Christna, earlier English spelling of Krishna, who came upon earth to redeem man by his sufferings; Jesus and Krishna parallels)
670  Wikipedia, viewed November 12, 2014 ǂb (Krishna, also called Kr̥ṣṇa, Govinda, Mohan, and Gopala, is a deity, worshipped across many traditions of Hinduism. Many Vaishnava groups recognize him as an avatar of the god, Vishnu; however, some traditions within Krishnaism, consider Krishna to be svayam bhagavan, or the Supreme Being. Bhagavad gita and many other puranas considers that Krishna is source of all the vedas. Krishna belonged to the Vrishni clan of Yadavas from Mathura, and was the eighth son born to the princess Devaki, and her husband Vasudeva; Gopal; the child form of Krishna, also known as Bal Gopal)


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