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May 3, 2006

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


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

Africa, Arabic-speaking West; West African literature (Arabic)

It is LC practice for Arabic literature to use geographic subdivision instead of headings for regional or national literatures with language qualifier. The approved form of heading for the work is Arabic literature--Africa, West. The proposals were not approved.

Athabasca Colony (Alta.); Cypress Colony (Sask.)

These proposed headings represent collective settlements and should be established as name headings instead of as subject headings. The proposals were not approved.

Campaign finance reform; Election reform

As stated in the summary of decisions for Weekly List 05/13, LC has generally avoided establishing headings for "reform" of specific topics. Such headings would represent the reform process itself, but are likely to be mis-applied to works on reflecting specific viewpoints or histories of changes in the subject. The proposals were not approved.

Composers, Armenian

The qualifier Armenian refers to a nationality and therefore is not appropriate as a qualifier for the heading Composers, which uses geographic subdivision to show nationality. The proposal was not approved.

Hang Tuah, fl. 1470 (Legendary character)

This person is already established as a name heading. The subdivision --Legends may be used after names of persons for legendary material about the person. The proposal was not approved.


The proposed UF references represent specific types of hotels. Separate headings for the individual types of hotels may be established if needed. The proposed references were not approved.