September 23, 2009
PSD policy specialist responsible for this weekly list: J. Young
The phrase "biography and criticism" is not used in captions in the T schedule. The Biography Table, which appears in Classification and Shelflisting Manual instruction sheet G 320, includes criticism at cutter numbers .x6-Z. The proposal was not approved.
Adventure stories; Christmas stories
According to Subject Headings Manual H 1690, juvenile form headings and subdivisions are assigned to belles lettres for children (e.g. Children's stories; --Juvenile fiction). Where juvenile form headings do not exist, unsubdivided adult headings are to be assigned instead (e.g. Christmas stories; Detective and mystery stories). Headings in the form [Topic]--Juvenile fiction should not be assigned if an adult form heading for the concept exists (e.g. do not assign Christmas--Juvenile fiction).
UF references in the form [Topic]--Juvenile fiction are being added to all headings for [...] stories, to help lead searchers to the proper heading. The proposals to add the references to Adventure stories and Christmas stories are being provided as examples. The other references will be added offlist.
Arid regions ecology
Dryland and Drylands are UFs to Arid regions, which is sufficient. The proposal was not approved.
East Coast (North Island, N.Z.)
Subject headings for coasts (Atlantic, Pacific, etc.) are established for regions, countries, and first-order political divisions for countries 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 proposal was not approved.
Mule (Computer file)
Mule appears to be a name of a software package and as such should be established as a title according to descriptive cataloging rules. The proposal was not approved.