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August 23, 2006

Present from CPSO: L. El-Hoshy, K. Griffiths, R. Goudreau, D. Thompson, T. Bishop


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings


This heading represents a free-floating combination that would not normally be represented by an authority record. While existing authority records for such free-floating combinations are not normally cancelled, they usually do not contain any references. Such authority records may contain UF references for significantly different terminology, but references that represent grammatical or syntactical variations of the heading are not added. The proposal to add UF references "Bird migration" and "Migration of birds" were not approved.

Fishery products--Cooperative marketing

The meeting did not approve adding UF references "Cooperative marketing of seafood" and "Seafood---Cooperative marketing" to the broader existing heading Fishery products--Cooperative marketing. A proposal to establish a separate heading for Seafood--Cooperative marketing may be resubmitted.

Flexible manufacturing systems

The meeting did not approve adding a UF reference "Mass customization" to the existing heading Flexible manufacturing systems. The only justification supplied for making the reference was a listing of a few titles in which the term "mass customization" appears. When it is fairly clear that terms or phrases are equivalent in meaning, citing the use of a particular phrase in titles is enough to indicate that there is literary warrant for the phrase and to justify adding it as a UF reference on an existing heading. In other situations, evidence equating the proposed reference with the heading is needed. In this case, mass customization is not synonymous with flexible manufacturing systems. While achieving mass customization in manufacturing depends upon having flexible manufacturing systems in place, the latter concept is broader and refers to a manufacturing system's adaptability, its ability to produce new product types, to modify the order of operations, to change the volume of products produced, etc. A proposal to establish a separate heading for mass customization may be resubmitted.