January 17, 2007
Present from CPSO: P. Weiss, K. Griffiths, R. Goudreau, D. Thompson
As stated in the Summary of Decisions for Weekly List 04/32, the work being cataloged deals with political events in the Netherlands during a single year. It seems preferable to class this under the time period for Queen Beatrix instead of creating a new number for the 21st century. The proposal was not approved. The cataloger may wish, however, to consider establishing more specific period subdivisions under the subject headings Netherlands--History and Netherlands--Politics and government for the recent periods in the history of the Netherlands.
Agius family [and similar headings]
When new headings for families are proposed, field 008/06 should always be coded with the underscore character ( _ ) indicating that the heading is Not subdivided geographically (see the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, H 364, sec. 2).
When a new topical subject heading is established, it is necessary to fit it into the established structure of LCSH by providing at least one appropriate broader term, as well as linking it to any narrower terms that may already be established (see the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, H 370, sec. 1.a. and 1.d.). In this instance, there are existing headings such as Animal communication, Cellular signal transduction, and possibly others, that need to be accounted for as narrower terms. In addition, since the proposed heading is ambiguous, a scope note is needed to define the term and to differentiate it from the existing heading Communication in biology. The proposal may be resubmitted.