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May 23, 2007

Present from CPSO: P. Weiss, K. Griffiths, R. Goudreau, P. Frank, D. Thompson



The individual Cutter numbers listed below DR511.A-Z are provided as examples. It is not necessary to establish any additional Cutters under this number.


The item being cataloged is about the Hippodrome, a stadium in Istanbul dating to Byzantine times. A name authority record for the Hippodrome has been erroneously created. That authority record should be deleted, and the building should be established as a subject heading. A proposal may be resubmitted to establish a Cutter number for the building under DR739.

Subject Headings

‛Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, Caliph, 600 (ca.)--661-- Miracles

This proposal was withdrawn from the list because a new proposal is being prepared to add --Miracles as a free-floating subdivision under individual persons. That proposal will appear on a future list.

Cultural relations

Since cultural relations are a type of international relations, the BT International relations is an appropriate reference. The proposal to cancel it was not approved.


The proposal to add the UF Insanity--Law and legislation to this heading was withdrawn because a proposal is being prepared to cancel the existing headings Insanity and Insanity--Jurisprudence and replace them with the new headings Insanity (Law) and Insanity defense. That proposal will appear on a future list.

Runaway teenagers

Homeless teenagers is not an appropriate BT for this heading, since the two headings represent different and not necessarily hierarchically related concepts. The heading Status offenders is intended to be a legal heading rather than a sociological class of persons. It does not seem desirable to list as narrower terms under this heading particular classes of persons who may happen to fall into the category. The proposal to revise the reference structure for Runaway teenagers was therefore not approved.