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June 6, 2007

Present from CPSO: M. Wewerka, R. Goudreau, J. Young, P. Frank, M. Collins



Instructions in the classification schedule at PG705 specify that non-literary works written in Church Slavic should be classified with the topic of the work. Since this is a religious text it should be classified in the appropriate religion number. The proposed number was not approved.

Subject Headings

Affordable housing

The term "affordable housing" seems to have more than one meaning. Some sources treat it as equivalent to low-cost housing, while others treat it as a relative term that measures the cost of housing in relation to the percent of income spent on housing. It is not clear which meaning is intended for the proposed heading. A scope note is needed to explain its intended meaning. If it is intended to refer to low-cost housing, it might be preferable to establish the heading using the form Low-cost housing which is clearer and less ambiguous. However, a scope note would be needed to differentiate the heading from the existing heading Low-income housing. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Slum clearance

This term is no longer in common use, having been largely supplanted by the slightly broader term "urban renewal." LC practice has been to use the two headings Urban renewal and Slums in combination with each other for works on slum clearance. The existing see referecnes will be revised to reflect this practice. The proposal was not approved.

Architecture, Western

Many general books on architecture will focus primarily on Western architecture. Other headings in the creative arts, such as literature and music, do not make the distinction between general works and those limited to the products of Western civilization. References will be added to the heading Architecture to show that the same practice is followed for works in this field. The proposal was not approved.

Economic development--Effect of globalization on

The meeting decided that it is preferable to continue the current LC practice of combining the existing free-floating formulation Globalization--Economic aspects with a heading for the specific economic concept (such as economic development) rather than establish a separate subdivision for each economic concept. The proposal was not approved.


From the works cited in support of the proposal it appears that the concept needed is faithfulness of God as expressed in Christianity. Since separate headings exist for God within the context of specific religions, this subdivision may be more appropriate under the heading God (Christianity). The proposal may be resubmitted.

Laminated wooden bridges

No work cited supported the choice of terminology for this heading. Additional research is needed, including reference works or thesauri if possible, to show the most common terminology for the material used for these bridges and for the bridges themselves. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Small projects

The proposed heading and scope note are not sufficiently specific. As submitted, the proposal could refer to any type of project ranging from hobbies at home to more substantive corporate or business projects. The proposed heading should be reformulated in a way that clarifies its intended meaning. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Trade negotiations

Since the proposed heading is intended for international negotiations and LCSH has the heading International trade, it seems better to use a formulation such as International trade negotiations for the proposal. The geographic subdivision provision is likely to cause confusion since it is uncertain whether the place would refer to the location of the negotiations, the countries involved in the negotiations or the countries that are the subject of the negotiations. The proposal may be resubmitted with a scope note clarifying geographic subdivision usage.

Universalism in literature

The heading Universalism refers to a specific theological concept. The work being cataloged deals with the concept of "the universal" not with the theological concept. The proposal was not approved.