Sometimes I get really frustrated by LCSH. For instance, today I have a work about a stray dog. The subject heading for stray dogs reads Feral dogs. The dog in question is NOT wild or feral, but merely STRAY. Using Feral dogs would be misleading, so I had to settle for just DOGS. This is not the only instance where something like this has come up in the course of cataloging on a daily basis. Are there any subject headings that you think are particularly misleading? I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for the rant.
001 sh 85047814
008 860211i| anannbab| |b ana |||
010 — |ash 85047814
040 — |aDLC|cDLC|dDLC
053 — |aSF810.7.D65
150 -0 |aFeral dogs
450 -0 |aStray dogs
550 -0 |wg|aDogs
550 -0 |wg|aFeral mammals
550 -0 |aWild dogs
680 — |iHere are entered works on domesticated dogs that have returned
to the wild. Works on undomesticated mammals of the family
Canidae that resemble domestic dogs are entered under|aWild dogs.
681 — |iNote under|aWild dogs