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  1. Updates to Groups of People and Literary Periods Julianne Beall Assistant Editor, DDC Library of Congress Dewey Translators Meeting August 12, 2008

  2. Overview: Updates • Groups of people • Literary periods and pseudonyms • Literary period table for Canadian literature in English

  3. Groups of people: Project goals2005-2009 • Study treatment of groups of people throughout the DDC • Update terminology (and remove “Deweyisms”) • Update provisions for specific groups of people

  4. Groups of people: Terminology • Replace “kinds of persons” with “groups of people” • Adopt consistent use of “people” vs. “persons” for groups • Replace “Social groups” with “Groups of people” at 305 and elsewhere

  5. Terminology: Table 1 —08 and —092 Table 1 —08 History and description with respect to kinds of persons becomes: Table 1 —08 Groups of people Table 1 —092       Persons becomes: Table 1 —092       Biography

  6. Groups of people: New developments • Updated provisions for people by gender or sex at Table 1 —081 and 305.3 (including a new number for men at Table 1 —0811) • A new development for transgender and intersex people at Table 1 —0867 and parallel changes to the development at 306.76 Sexual orientation, transgenderism, intersexuality • Updated developments for people by marital status in Table 1 —0865 and marriage and family in 306.8 • Extensions to collected biography in Table 1 —092

  7. T1—081 People by gender or sex —081 *People by gender or sex Class here gender identity, gender role, sex role Subdivisions are added for either or both topics in heading For women, see —082; for transgender and intersex people, see —0867 See Manual at T1—081, T1—08351, T1—08352, T1—08421, T1—08422 *Add as instructed under —08

  8. T1—081 1 Men —081 1 *Men Class here males See Manual at T1—081, T1—08351, T1—08352, T1—08421, T1—08422 *Add as instructed under —08

  9. T1—0867 Transgender and intersex people —086 7 *Transgender and intersex people Including female-to-male transgender people, male-to-female transgender people Class here transsexuals [formerly —0866], cross-dressers, transgenderists Subdivisions are added for transgender and intersex people together, for transgender people alone —086 75 *Intersex people *Add as instructed under —08

  10. T1 —0923-0928 Collected biography of specific groups of people > —092 3-092 8 Collected biography of specific groups of people Unless other instructions are give, class a subject with aspects in two or more subdivisions of —0923-0928 in the number coming last, e.g., biography of African American women from Texas —0925209764 (not —0922764 or —0923960730764) Class comprehensive works in —0922

  11. Collected biography of specific groups of people: New subdivisions —092 5 Collected biography of people by specific gender or sex; age groups; relationships [all formerly —0922, —0923] —092 6 Collected biography of people by miscellaneous social attributes [formerly —0922, —0923] —092 7 Collected biography of people with disabilities and illnesses, gifted people [all formerly —0922, —0923] —092 8 Collected biography of members of specific religious groups [formerly —0922, —0923] (Each new subdivision is accompanied by an add instruction to represent the specific group, e.g., biography of women —09252)

  12. Groups of people in Table 1 and 305–306: Draft schedules and proposed implementation plan • See "Groups of People in Table 1 and 305-306" (August 1, 2008) on 025.431: The Dewey blog • For review: Draft PDFs of the revised versions of the schedules for Table 1 —08–09 and 305–306 plus the Relative Index • Implementation currently planned for mid-2009 in WebDewey and Abridged WebDewey • EPC and the Dewey editorial team are seeking user comment by October 30, 2008 (this will permit discussion of comments from users by EPC at Meeting 130)

  13. Literary periods and pseudonyms • The Manual entry at the start of Table 3A Works by or about individual authors says nothing about pseudonyms • In particular, the discussion of literary periods for a specific author says nothing about pseudonyms

  14. Literary periods: from the Manual at T3A Use only one literary period for an author and all of the author's works, including works that may have been published earlier or later than the dates covered by that period. Determine the literary period in accordance with scholarly consensus about when an author flourished. . . . In the absence of scholarly comment, use the weight of bibliographic evidence to determine when an author flourished. For example, class an author who published one novel in 1999, one novel in 2000, one in 2001, and one in 2002 in the literary period beginning with 2000.

  15. Pseudonyms: Initial decision by the Decimal Classification Division of the Library of Congress • Initial decision: An author who establishes a new literary identity with a new pseudonym in the 21st century should have the new literary period notation assigned to that new pseudonym • We are reconsidering the initial decision

  16. Example: Lauren Kelly Literary identity: American writer of “novels of suspense” Her publication timeline begins in 2004 813.6 American fiction—2000–

  17. Kelly, Lauren, ǂd 1938- From Library of Congress Authority Record: 010 n 2003052510 100 1 Kelly, Lauren, ǂd 1938- 663 Works by this author are entered under the name used in the item. For a listing of other names used by this author, search also under ǂb Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-

  18. Example: Joyce Carol Oates Literary identity: American writer of many kinds of fiction, including domestic fiction, love stories, bildungsromans, historical fiction, horror fiction, romans à clef, and biographical fiction Her publication timeline begins in 1963 813.54 American fiction—1945–1999

  19. Oates, Joyce Carol, ǂd 1938- From Library of Congress Authority Record: 010 n 78095538 100 1 Oates, Joyce Carol, ǂd 1938- 663 For works of this author entered under other names, search also under ǂb Fernandes, 1938- ǂb Smith, Rosamond, 1938- ǂb Kelly, Lauren, 1938-

  20. Literary periods and pseudonyms: Question • Should we treat pseudonyms as separate literary identities and assign literary period notation according to when the pseudonym began to flourish? • Or should we assign the same literary period notation to all the names under which an author publishes? • See “Pseudonyms and Literary Periods” (July 08, 2008) in 025.431: The Dewey blog • EPC and the Dewey editorial team are seeking user comment by August 15, 2008

  21. Literary period table for Canadian literature in English (1) Two different standard period tables at 810.1-818 Subdivisions of American literature in English: • For Canada • For literature in English language from any part of North America, South America, Hawaii, and geographically associated islands; for comprehensive works on literature in English language from all these areas Plans to create separate MARC records for each number in a literary period table drew our attention to the anomaly of two standard period tables

  22. Literary period table for Canadian literature in English (2) • Period table for Canada has been changed to optional—like the optional period table for Canadian literature in French at 840.1-848 Subdivisions of French literature • Notation in the period table remains unchanged • Library and Archives Canada continues to use the period table for Canada with “C” to indicate Canada, e.g.: C813.3 Canadian fiction of colonial period to 1867

  23. Literary period table for Canadian literature in English (3) • Library of Congress no longer uses the special table for Canada; it is now applying the standard table for literature in English language from any part of North America to Canadian literature in English • Few authors are affected by the change: • The two tables are exactly the same for 20th and 21st centuries • Only a few Canadian authors are affected by discrepancies in earlier periods—primarily those who began to flourish before 1830

  24. (OPTIONAL PERIOD TABLE FOR AMERICAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH (For Canada (3 Colonial period to 1867 Class here 19th century For 1867–1899, see 4 (4 1867–1899 (5 1900–1999 (52 1900–1945 (54 1945–1999 (6 2000- )

  25. Link to blog • See “Literary Period Table for Canadian Literature in English” (August 10, 2008) in 025.431: The Dewey blog