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August 17, 2005

Present from CPSO: M. Wewerka, N. Jones, R. Goudreau, D. Thompson


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

Subdivisions to be added to lists of free-floating subdivisions:

H 1095

$v Audiocassette catalogs

H 1103, Ethnic groups

$v Audiocassette catalogs

H 1105, Corp bodies

$v Audiocassette catalogs

H 1110, Indiv pers

$v Audiocassette catalogs

H 1140, Places

$v Audiocassette catalogs

H 1147, Animals

$x Effect of water acidification on (May Subd Geog)

H 1158, Materials

$x Effect of lasers on (May Subd Geog)

H 1160, Musical comps

$v Audiocassette catalogs
$v Audiotape catalogs [from WL05/27]

Other decisions:

Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character)

According to instruction sheet H 1610 in the Subject Cataloging Manual, authority records for fictitious characters do not include broader-term references. The proposal to add a BT reference to this heading was not approved.

Dredges and dredging (Fisheries)

This proposed heading combines an activity and its equipment into one heading. Current LC practice normally provides separate headings for such concepts. The proposal may be resubmitted for either the activity or equipment or both concepts if needed.

Gaochang (Kingdom)

Headings for ancient kingdoms are established as name headings (see instructions in SCM H 405). The proposal was not approved.

Gay men, Asian

Headings for classes of persons are not qualified by regional or national adjectives. This concept would be expressed with geographic subdivision. The proposal was not approved.

Graphic novels

This proposal included a general see-also reference to a proposed new subdivision --Graphic novels. LC terminology for form subdivisions is frequently at a broad level, with the same subdivision being used for multiple more specific genres. For example, the subdivision --Fiction is used for both novels and short stories; the subdivision --In art is used for drawing, painting, and sculpture. The appropriate subdivision in this case would be --Comic books, strips, etc. since graphic novels are a type of comic book. The proposal was revised to indicate that the more comprehensive subdivision may be used for graphic novels on specific topics.

Health education--Teacher training

The subdivision --Teacher training is used only in the field of religious education. For the training of teachers in other fields, the subdivision --Training of is used under the heading for the class of teachers. This proposal may be resubmitted as a proposal for the class of teachers.

Sex role in children's literature; Stereotype (Psychology) in children's literature

LC has not established separate headings for concepts in specific forms or genres of literature. The established headings Sex role in literature and Stereotype (Psychology) in literature should be assigned, with additional headings assigned to cover the specific form of literature.

Teachers--In-service training

This heading is a free-floating combination. It is LC practice to omit references from such headings in most cases. The proposal to add a broader-term reference was not approved.

MARC Language Code List

The following additions and changes have been made to the 2003 edition of the MARC Code List for Languages:

Add: Sikka [map]  
Change: from to
  Aguacatec [myn] Awakateko [myn]
  Kabre [nic] Kabiye [nic]
  Ngaanyatjara [aus] Ngaanyatjarra [aus]
  Yao (Southeastern Asia) [sit] Yao (Southeast Asia) [sit]