January 19, 2011
PSD policy specialist responsible for this weekly list: J. Young
The influence of one civilization on another civilization’s literature is classified in the number for relations to other literatures. This work on the influence of European civilization on Persian literature should be classified in PK6410. The proposal was not approved.
This poetry collection contains the work of three authors and should therefore be classified as a collection in PQ4204.A5. For instructions on the classification of literary collections, see the Classification and Shelflisting Manual, F 634. The proposal was not approved.
Macrobrachium rosenbergii culture
The meeting prefers not to establish headings in the form [individual species] culture. Instead, a more general heading should be postcoordinated with the heading for the specific organism (e.g., Shrimp culture applied with Macrobrachium rosenbergii). The proposal was not approved.
Pandalus borealis fisheries—Climatic factors; Penaeus aztecus fisheries—Catch effort
The meeting prefers not to establish the subdivisions –Climatic factors and –Catch effort under headings for individual species fisheries. Instead, a more general heading subdivided by either –Climatic factors or –Catch effort should be postcoordinated with the heading for the specific fishery type (e.g., Shrimp fisheries—Climatic factors applied with Pandalus borealis fisheries). Existing headings for fisheries of individual species subdivided by either –Climatic factors or –Catch effort will be cancelled. The proposals were not approved.
In the subject authority file, the MARC coding for military installations that are “walls” or “lines” (e.g., Great Wall of China (China); Siegfried Line (Germany)) is inconsistent; some are coded 150 and others, 151. Subject Headings Manual H 405 indicates that military installations should be established as geographic headings (tag 151). The headings that are coded as topical headings (tag 150) will be revised offlist. Those headings are: Great Wall of China (China); Dema Wall (Greece); Wall of Aurelian (Rome, Italy); Antonine Wall (Scotland); Hadrian’s Wall (England)).