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June 4, 2008

Present from CPSO: M. Wewerka, R. Goudreau, D. Thompson, J. Young, E. Dechman



This jurist is already included in the classification schedule at KJA1711. The proposal was not approved.


Many works on the press in Vietnam have already been cataloged in PN5449. There is no significant advantage to creating a new location for this material and separating newly-cataloged works from works cataloged in the past. The proposal was not approved.


This is the wrong time period for this author. Other works by this author have been classified in PQ9261.P48. The proposal was not approved.

Subject Headings

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

H 1159, Military srvces

$x Bands

Other decisions:

Basque language--Declension

The subdivision --Declension is a free-floating subdivision under languages. The proposal is not necessary.

Bible--Illuminated texts

There is currently a subdivision --Illustrations used under sacred works. The meeting felt that a more specific subdivision for illuminations was not desirable. Additional subject headings may be assigned to expressed the illuminated nature of the publication.

Cold War--Causes

Previous works that discussed causes of the Cold War have been included with general works on the topic. The meeting felt that many works on the Cold War would include discussion of its causes and therefore, no separate heading was desirable. The proposal was not approved.

Courcelles Massacre, Belgium 1944

Additional research is needed to determine the location of this massacre which may have occurred in Courcelles or in Rognac and may also be known as the Rognac massacre. The proposal may be resubmitted.

David, Saint, 6th cent.--Cult--Geography

Since the subdivision --Cult is already divisible by place there seemed no need for an additional subdivision to express the location of a specific cult. The proposal was not approved.

Deverill Valley (England)

It appears that the Deverill and Wylye valleys may be two separate valleys. Additional research is needed to determine the relationship of these place-names to the River Wylye. If there is only one valley, it is generally preferable to base the heading for the valley on the established name of the river. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Distributive justice for developing countries

The heading Distributive justice is authorized for subdivision by place. The subdivision --Developing countries may be used under the heading. The proposal was not approved.

Extrasolar systems

The concept is already established in the form Extrasolar planets. The proposal was not approved.

History--Effect of solar activity on

No similar headings exist in this form to express the effect of a specific activity on history. The meeting felt that assigning a combination of subject headings would be more appropriate for the work. The proposal was not approved.

Medellin Site (Spain)

This place appears to be an extinct city. It should be established according to the instructions for extinct cities in the Subject Cataloging Manual, H 715. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Tell el-Maskhuta Site (Egypt)

The proposed form of the heading as an archaeological site and the proposed BT reference from Extinct cities--Egypt are contradictory. If this is an archaeological site the appropriate reference would be Egypt--Antiquities. If this is an extinct city then it should be established as such using its name. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Tuareg literature (French); Folk literature; Tuareg (French)

Headings for literature are qualified by language or by nationality. Tuareg is the name of an ethnic group. Literature created by a particular ethnic group is normally expressed by use of a subdivision for ethnic authors such as --Tuareg authors. The proposals were not approved.

Vieux Québec (Québec, Québec)

This is a section of the city of Québec and so should be established as a name heading. The proposal was not approved.