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January 28, 2009

Present from PSD: L. Dechman, R. Goudreau, J. Young



Individual manors should be classified in DA664.A-Z, which is an e.g. list as is the one at DA670. The proposal was not necessary.

Subject Headings

Atlantic Coast (Pernambuco, Brazil)

Subject headings for coasts (Atlantic, Pacific, etc.) are established for regions, countries, and first-order divisions that are treated exceptionally (e.g. U.S. and Australian states, Canadian provinces). The meeting feels that this practice is sufficient. An additional heading may be assigned to identify a specific locality. The heading was not approved.

Gay films

This proposed genre/form heading seems to be intended for use on films that are primarily intended for a gay audience or for those depicting gay themes. However, the primary intended audience of a film is neither a genre nor a form. The meeting wishes to consider the headings Children's films, Teen films, Films for the hearing impaired, and Films for people with visual disabilities, which are based on the primary intended audience, to be exceptions and not precedents. Additionally, the term "gay film" can also have two other meanings, according to reference sources: it may have a gay director, or it may have a following within the gay community. Because of the multiple and contradictory definitions of the term, and because primary intended audience is not a genre or a form, the heading was not approved.

Gay erotic films

Since the proposal for the heading Gay films was not approved, the change to the heading Gay erotic films was not approved.

Little Big Horn Watershed (Wyo. and Mont.)

The Subject Heading Manual H 800, sec. 9 states that if the body of water is not yet established, establish a heading for it at the same time as the heading for the watershed. The proposal may be resubmitted, along with a proposal for the river.

Pornography; Erotica

The decision of the meeting was to add definitions of these terms in each of these records rather than adding scope notes to the headings. The proposals were not approved.

Television and elections

The work being cataloged seems to be about elections as covered by television news, and not the reciprocal relationship between television and elections. The existing headings Elections--Press coverage and Television broadcasting--Political aspects would be sufficient for the book. The proposal was not approved.