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February 4, 2009

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


DT2913.M36; DT2913.N53

These proposals were made to cancel the classification number for Nika in Zimbabwe, making it a cross-reference to Manyika. It appears that Nika is a variant name for Mijikenda, not for Manyika. The relationship, if any, between Nika and Manyika should be researched, and proposals to revise the subject heading Manyika may be submitted if necessary. The classification proposal may be resubmitted.

Subject Headings

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

H 1151, Indiv schools

$x Soccer

Other decisions:

Apocryphal Daniel literature

There does not seem to be literary warrant for this proposal, other than wording from the title of one book. It is also not clear what the scope of the heading should be. The three books of the Apocrypha of the Authorized Version that are ascribed to Daniel (Song of the Three Children, History of Susanna, and Bell and the Dragon) are called the Additions to Daniel. There are also thirty or more other apocryphal works attributed to Daniel, including some Islamic works for which the proposed BT Apocryphal books (Old Testament) is not appropriate. The works being cataloged can be sufficiently described by using the uniform titles for the individual apocryphal works being discussed and/or headings such as Apocryphal books--Criticism and interpretation and Daniel (Biblical figure). The proposal was not approved.


Works on the phenomenon of hikikomori -- youth who completely withdraw from society -- have been cataloged using the headings School phobia; Dissociation (Psychology); Alienation (Social psychology); Stress in youth, and Social isolation, one or more of which may be adequate for the work in hand. If a separate heading is still desired, then research should be done to discover whether this phenomenon is limited to Japan. If it is not, then an English-language phrase, such as "socially isolated youth" or something similar, should be proposed; a UF from Hikikomori may be appropriate. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Other announcements:

$x Relation to Matthew, [Jeremiah, etc.]; $x Relation to the Old Testament

According to the Subject Headings Manual H 1188, the subdivision $x Relation to Matthew, [Jeremiah, etc.] may be used on a free-floating basis under individual parts or books of the Bible; $x Relation to the Old Testament may be used under the New Testament or individual parts or books of the New Testament.

The intent of the phrase "individual parts or books of" is that the subdivisions be used under the uniform titles for individual books or groups of books in the Old or New Testaments, and not that the subdivisions may be used under uniform titles for individual chapters or verses. Neither may the subdivisions be expanded to include chapters or verses.


Bible. O.T. Deuteronomy--Relation to Hebrews.
Bible. O.T. Corinthians--Relation to the Old Testament.
Bible. O.T. Mark--Relation to Luke.

but not
Bible. N.T. Mark VI, 45-VIII, 26--Relation to Luke.
Bible. N.T. Corinthians, 1st, 18-III, 23--Relation to the Old Testament.
Bible. O.T. Deuteronomy--Relation to Roman X, 4-17.

Additional headings may be assigned as necessary to bring out the specific chapters or verses discussed.

The wording in the SHM and in the subdivision authority records will be clarified.