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March 26, 2008

Present from CPSO: W. Robboy, R. Goudreau, D. Thompson, J. Young


[DS595.3.A1-Z], etc.

Existing Cutters for both native and foreign individual elements in the population are interfiled under DS595.2, as they are under most similarly captioned numbers in schedules DA-DT. The proposal to develop a separate arrangement for foreign elements only was not approved. A proposal may be submitted to establish a Cutter for Arabs under DS595.2.


Since the Apocalypse is a religious subject, works on this subject in painting should be classed in ND1430-1432. The proposal to establish a Cutter for Apocalypse under Other subjects--Miscellaneous, A-Z was not approved.


A literary author number for this person is already established in the schedule at PL2691. The proposal was not approved.

Subject Headings

Subdivisions to be added to lists of free-floating subdivisions:

H 1147, Animals

$x Radioactive contamination

Other decisions:

Advertising sound recordings

The proposed heading, intended for a Spanish-language work, is apparently composed entirely of patterns from existing LCSH vocabulary, and is ambiguous. No information was available on what English-language terminology is or will be in actual use for this concept. A combination of other separate headings could be assigned to the work being cataloged to express the relevant subject facets. The proposal was not approved.

Alaska, Northwest

The Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, instruction sheet H 760, section 1.d(6), directs us to establish named region headings with directional qualifiers "only if the region in question is well-defined and generally recognized by that name in English-language reference sources .... Do not establish such headings based on use of the designation in one item." The proposal cited only titles of works: one title each for the forms in the heading and the UF reference. No source was cited to support the intended geographic scope of the heading. The proposal may be resubmitted with better supporting documentation of the form of the heading and its scope.

Ortacesus (Italy)

According to the information cited in the proposal, this entity is a populated place, i.e. a village, town, etc. As such it should be established in the Name Authority File. The proposal was not approved.

Political planning

The proposal to cancel the UF reference from Public policy to Political planning stemmed from a misperception that this reference conflicts with the general see reference from Public policy. References may be made in identical form as both general see references and traced UF references to particular headings. The proposal was not approved.

Presidential speechwriters

The meeting deemed it desirable to continue assigning the heading Speechwriters to all works on speechwriters regardless of whom they serve. The proposal was not approved.

Transylvania (Romania)--History--1526-1919

The proposal provided no information to support the chronological subdivision as a generally recognized or frequently treated period of Transylvanian history, as provided for in SCM: SH, instruction sheet H 620, section 3.d(2). The date span overlaps by two years with the existing heading Transylvania (Romania)-History-1918-1940, whereas H 620, section 3.d(3) directs us to "select dates that coincide with the beginning or ending dates of subdivisions for preceding or subsequent periods." The proposal may be resubmitted in different form, with supporting citations.