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January 20, 2010

PSD policy specialist responsible for this weekly list:: P. Weiss



Classification captions for specific languages should reflect the form used for the established subject heading. Since no subject heading has yet been established for the Krahn language, this proposal may be resubmitted together with a proposal to establish the heading.

Other decisions

The Policy and Standards Division has decided that as a general rule classification captions for personal names should follow the established form in the corresponding name authority record. Special projects will be undertaken to update existing captions in such areas as names of individual philosophers in the B schedule, literary authors in the P schedules, names in the personal bibliography section of the Z schedule, etc. Although it may be some time before these projects are completed, effective immediately: any proposal to add a new caption for a personal name should use the established form found in the name authority record for the person, including dates and other additions to the person's name. A forthcoming instruction sheet for the Classification and Shelflisting Manual will provide more detailed guidelines.

Subject Headings

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

H 1147, Animals

$x Behavior $x Genetic aspects

Other decisions:

Canadian Group of Painters

This is a later name for an artist group that had previously been known as the Group of Seven. A name authority record exists for that group in the form Group of Seven (Group of artists). This later name of the group should be established in the name authority file as well. The proposal to establish it as a subject heading was not approved.

Catalan language--Spoken Catalan

--Spoken French, [Japanese, etc.] is listed in H 1154, the pattern heading list for languages.
--Spoken Catalan is therefore free-floating and this proposal is not necessary.

Innovation (Economics)

This concept is covered by the existing heading Technological innovations, which has a scope note defining it very broadly. The proposal was not approved.

Residential segregation

This proposal conflicts with the existing reference Segregation in housing USE Discrimination in housing. Further investigation is required to determine whether there is justification for having two separate headings, with scope notes to distinguish between them, or whether it would be preferable to have only a single heading and, if so, whether the existing heading should be retained or changed to Residential segregation. The proposal may be resubmitted.