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April 16, 2008

Present from CPSO: J. Young, M. Wewerka, L. Dechman, D. Thompson


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

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

H 1159, Military services

$x Robots

H 1180, Plants and crops

$x Vertical distribution²

Other decisions:

Candle Demonstration, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1988

The proposals to add the UF Sviečková manifestácia, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1988 and the BT Slovakia--History--1945-1992 to the heading were not approved because they are not permitted according to SCM H 1592.

Democracy and environmentalism

According to SCM H 310, headings in the form [Topic A] and [Topic B] are established when the work being cataloged discusses the relationship between the topics from both perspectives and in very broad terms. The work for which this heading was proposed is not of this type; it instead discusses civic environmentalism, which includes elements of both democracy and capitalism. The term civic environmentalism is used widely on the Internet and in titles in LC's database. This proposal is not approved, but if additional authority research supports it, a proposal may be submitted for Civic environmentalism.

Predatory birds and Birds of prey

The proposal to establish Predatory birds as a broader term of the established heading Birds of prey was not approved because the phrases are so close in meaning that they are often used interchangeably. A UF Predatory birds was added to the heading Birds of prey.


Schnapps has several meanings. In Germany and Holland, it denotes any strong spirit or liquor, and in Germany it can also mean a specific type of fruit brandy. In America it often refers to a sweet liquor that may be fruit flavored. The work cataloged is a general work on liquors in Germany, for which the established heading Liquors is appropriate. The heading was not approved.

Villa of Poppaea Sabina (Italy)

The villa was a residence in the extinct city of Oplontis, which is the site of present-day Torre Annunziata. The proposal to change the heading from Villa of Poppaea Sabina (Torre Annunziata, Italy) to Villa of Poppaea Sabina (Italy) was not approved.