October 15, 2012
PSD policy specialist responsible for this list: J. Young
Despite its title, the work being cataloged appears to be about the ethics of giving without expecting something in return, and not about the philosophy of giving. It should be classified in either BJ1474 (the ethics of altruism and self-interest) or BJ1533.G4 (the ethics of generosity and sharing). The proposal was not approved.
The work being cataloged is an autobiography of Albert Jacquard, a geneticist. Partial biographies about him have been classified in QH431. The proposal was not approved.
The work being cataloged is about Francesco De Sarlo, who is best known as a psychologist; the work seems to be chiefly about his contributions to psychology, and should be classified in BF109. The proposal was not approved.
This proposal was made to cancel the existing number for the Maya language in favor of a reference indicating that individual Mayan languages are classified with the language. Maya is a language in the Mayan language group, and the work classified in BS435.M38 seems to be a Bible in Maya. The meeting considered adding a reference of the type suggested, but there are no similar references in this A-Z list of individual languages. The proposal was not approved.
The meeting prefers to classify Internet industry employees with computer industry employees in general in HD8039.C6522-.C65222, following the general pattern established in HD9696.2- 9696.82. An including note will be added to HD8039.C6522-.C65222. The proposal was not approved.
Biraġu Daki Mongġol Undusuten-u Dumdadu Surġaġuli is a middle school, not a university, and should be classified in LG52.A-Z. The proposal was not approved.
The work being cataloged is about battle fury overcoming Greek warriors in general, including but not limited to Areas, Herakles, the Amazons, and Centaurs, who are not soldiers. The meeting suggests that a better classification number would be PA3015.A58 or PA3015.V56 (anger or violence, respectively, as themes in Classical literature)
The number being proposed is for a form, didactic literature, but this list is for special topics of literature, not special forms. The work should be classified in PJ5124.
These proposals seek to add a reference from Jaime Londoño to Federico Cóndor, apparently due to the use of a pseudonym. Cóndor’s name authority record does not include any information indicating that Cóndor has a pseudonym, or that Cóndor is itself a pseudonym. There is no name authority record with the heading “Londoño, Jaime, 1959- ”. The proposals may be resubmitted after the name authority work is completed.
499 new proposals and 130 proposed changes appeared on this list.
Subdivisions to be added to lists of free-floating subdivisions:
H 1151, Educational Institutions: Individual Educational Institutions
During the week of October 8, 2012 the search interface for Geonet was changed. Previously, the results screen would automatically display the approved form of name and any conventional or variant forms. The default display now shows only the approved form of name.
The conventional and variant forms can still be displayed by taking an additional step. On the search screen under “Custom Search Criteria” there is a box labeled “Name Type Search.” Next to that box is an “Unselect all” button. Click it. The button now turns into a “Select all” button. Click it again, and initiate the search. The conventional and variant forms will now be displayed in the results.
PSD was petitioned by a group of scholars and practitioners of vodou to change the spelling of the heading Voodooism. They successfully argued that vodou is the more accurate spelling, and that the spelling “voodoo” has become pejorative. The base heading was revised to Vodou on this list, and all other uses of the word “voodoo” in references and scope notes have also been revised.
Adventure stories, Ecuadorian; Adventure stories, Mexican; Alternative histories (Fiction), Basque; Bildungsromans, Mexican; Experimental fiction, Danish; Love stories, Costa Rican; Suspense fiction, French; Suspense fiction, Mexican
The works being cataloged are novels, and according to Subject Headings Manual (SHM) H 1790 sec. 4, individual works of fiction may not be assigned form headings. If the “Special provisions for increased subject access to fiction,” also in H 1790, are being applied, then an LCSH form heading may be assigned only if Guidelines on Subject Access to Individual Works of Fiction, Drama, Etc. (GSAFD) does not include a suitable heading. If an LCSH form heading is being assigned it must be unqualified (i.e., it may not include an indication of nationality, language, or ethnicity). The proposals were not necessary.
Arakan Valley (Philippines)
GEOnet lists a feature named Arakan Plain in Cotabato, Philippines. More research should be done to determine whether the Arakan Plain and the Arakan Valley are the same. The proposal may be resubmitted with supporting evidence.
LCSH includes the heading Borderlands, which the meeting believes to be appropriate for the work being cataloged. The proposal was not approved.
Bride shows were a custom of the nobility in czarist Russia, and the proposal seems to be too specific for LCSH. Instead, headings such as Marriage customs and rites and/or Mate selection should be assigned. The proposal was not approved.
Catalonia (Spain)—Economic conditions—1276-1313
According to SHM H 620 sec. 3.d(2), chronological subdivisions may be established for a “generally recognized period related to the subject or place as shown by authority research or a period of time frequently treated in works on the subject or place.” H 1647 further states that new chronological subdivisions may be established “where there is sufficient material to warrant it.” Neither condition is met by this proposal, the chronological subdivision in which is based on the subtitle of a single work; no additional research was provided. The existing heading Catalonia (Spain)—Economic conditions may be assigned. The proposal was not approved.
According to Primate Info Net, this species has recently been moved from genus Cercopithecus to genus Chlorocebus, and the species name has been revised to Chlorocebus aethiops (http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/entry/vervet). This proposal may be resubmitted along with a proposal for the genus Chlorocebus.
Chairpersons are the intended audience of work being cataloged, not its subject. The meeting suggests that the heading Corporate governance or other appropriate headings be assigned instead. The proposal was not approved.
This proposal cited neither a work being cataloged nor any research to justify the addition of the broader term to the existing heading. Since the relationship between Chlorine compounds and Halogen compounds is not self-evident, the proposal may be resubmitted with supporting evidence.
This proposal cited neither a work being cataloged nor any research to justify the addition of the broader term to the existing heading. Since the relationship between Chlorocatechols and Organochlorine compounds is not self-evident, the proposal may be resubmitted with supporting evidence.
SHM H 1332 sec. 4 states that for biological names, a BT should be added for the next higher taxonomic level. The proposal for this species has a BT for the family, not the genus, which is Coccus and needs to be established. In addition, more research should be done to determine the appropriate heading and references for this species. The Thesaurus of Agricultural Organisms states that the preferred name is Coccus pseudomagnoliarum and Global Species states that C. pseudomagnoliarum has the synonym C. citricola and lists other synonyms as well. Finally, Zipcode Zoo says that C. citricola and C. pseudomagnoliarum are different and C. pseudomagnoliarum has the common name Gray citrus scale, not C. Citricola. The proposal for the species may be resubmitted, along with a proposal for the genus.
Cooking, Indic—Orissa style
There was no evidence provided that there is a specific and distinct style of Orissa cooking (use of local ingredients alone does not qualify). The proposal may be resubmitted.
Culter Paper Mills (Scotland)
The background statement in SHM H 1334 says, “Generally, when a building is known by the same name as the corporate body that occupies it, a corporate name heading is established for the body and that name heading is used as a subject heading for works about either the organization or the building.” It appears that the mill and the company share the same name in this case. The proposal was not approved.
CUNY Assessment Test in Writing
LCSH already includes the heading CUNY Skills Assessment Tests, which should be assigned to the work being cataloged. The proposal was not approved.
Deep Cove (Alaska)
GNIS indicates that there is a Mist Cove with a variant name Deep Cove in Sitka County, Alaska, and the naming histories on the entries suggest that the Deep Cove referenced in the proposal and Mist Cove may actually be the same feature. More research should be done to prove or disprove this hypothesis. The proposal may be resubmitted.
There is very little difference in meaning between this proposal and the already-established heading Medical anthropology, and the meeting does not wish to split hairs. The heading Medical anthropology may be post-coordinated with either Diseases or with the heading for a specific disease (e.g., Cancer; AIDS (Disease)). The proposal was not approved.
F. C. Austin scholarships
These scholarships are presented to students in Northwestern University’s MBA program. The meeting does not wish to establish scholarships that are available only to students of individual institutions. The free-floating combination Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)—Funds and scholarships (see SHM H 1151) may be assigned, post-coordinated if desired with the heading for F.C. Austin. The proposal was not approved.
Fishes—Effect of hydrogen sulfide on; Fishes—Effect of polysulfides on
The meeting does not wish to set a precedent of establishing subdivisions of the type –Effect of [specific chemical] on. The headings Fishes—Effect of chemicals on and Polysulfides—Physiological effect may be post-coordinated. The proposals were not approved. The related proposals Hydrogen sulfide—Physiological effect and Polysulfides—Physiological effect, which are free-floating combinations and were made to propose the SA note, are therefore unnecessary.
The research presented in this proposal included only the work being cataloged and the author’s website. As the author defines the phrase, hidden organizations are everything from organized crime syndicates, terrorist cells, and secret societies to intelligence agencies and even anonymous support groups. The meeting does not wish to establish a heading for such a murky concept on the basis on a single author’s usage. The proposal was not approved.
Imire Game Park; Imire Safari Ranch
The research cited on these two proposals is identical, leading the meeting to believe that there is only one entity. Furthermore, the entity’s website (www.imire.org) seems to indicate that the place’s name is simply Imire. Also note that according to SHM H 810, geographic headings representing entities wholly within one jurisdiction should be qualified by that jurisdiction. The proposals should be reconsidered and may be resubmitted.
Iron, Phosphoric salts of
This heading is very old and unevaluated, and its meaning is unclear. Even a Google search of “Phosphoric salts of iron” yields no hits. The UFs being proposed indicate that the cataloger thought that it refers to iron pyrophosphate (which Hawley’s Condensed Chemical Dictionary refers to as ferric pyrophosphate). The cataloger may be correct, but the meeting requests that heading be carefully researched and revised to reflect current usage. The meeting also notes that one of the UFs being proposed, Diiron(2+) disphosphate, is inappropriate for LCSH (see the entry for 1,2-dichloroethylene in the Summary of Decisions for Monthly List 22 (2011)). The proposal may be resubmitted.
This proposal was made to add the New Zealand terminology for jade to LCSH. The terminology used in various countries is added to the base heading (i.e., Jade). Jade—New Zealand refers to jade found in New Zealand, not to names for jade in New Zealand. The UF Greenstone may be submitted on a proposal to update the record for Jade, and it should be qualified since there are several substances known as greenstone. The Māori word, Pounamu, may be added as a UF only if it is found in English-language reference sources. A proposal may be resubmitted.
Jamestown Reservoir (N.D.)
According to GNIS, both Jim Lake and Mud Lake also have the variant name Jamestown Reservoir, and their coordinates are almost identical to the coordinates in the proposal. The meeting requests that more research be done in other reference sources to determine whether all three names refer to the same body of water. If not, then the provisions of SHM H 810 sec. 2 should be followed for the qualifier. If they are the same, then the official name should be determined and UF references should be made from the others. The proposal may be resubmitted.
John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (Mass. and R.I.)
This proposal was made to establish the new name of this corridor, which was previously named the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. When an entity established in LCSH undergoes a name change, the existing heading is changed and the older name becomes a UF. This is opposite the practice in the name authority file, in which the earlier and later names usually coexist as valid headings. The existing heading Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (Mass. and R.I.) will be revised to John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (Mass. and R.I.). The proposal was not approved.
Juniper Flats (Calif.)
The Juniper Flats represented by this proposal are in San Bernardino County. GNIS lists several other flats named Juniper Flat or Juniper Flats in other counties, including one in Riverside County (which adjoins San Bernardino County). The meeting requests that more research be done to determine if these flats are the same entity. If not, then the provisions of SHM H 810 sec. 2 should be followed for the qualifier. If they are, then the official name should be determined and UF references should be made from the others. The proposal may be resubmitted.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (Nepal)
Parks are established in the vernacular of the country in which they are located (see SHM H 1925 sec. 1). This reserve should therefore be established in Nepali. The proposal may be resubmitted.
It appears that Llandudno may not be a resort per se, but a resort town. More research should be done to determine if that is the case. If it is, then the name heading for the populated place should be assigned to the work being cataloged. However, if there is an actual resort named Llandudno in addition to the town of Llandudno, then that fact should be supported in the proposal, and the heading should be qualified in such a way as to differentiate the resort from the populated place. The proposal may be resubmitted.
Several of the languages in this language group are established in LCSH and their BTs should be updated (see SHM H 370 sec. 1.d, Revising existing reference structures). The proposal may be resubmitted along with the related proposals.
Mr. Roboto Project
It appears that the Mr. Roberto Project more closely approximates a corporate body than a building. In addition, SHM H 405 states that projects, plans, etc., are Group 1 entities. The heading should be established in the name authority file. The proposal was not approved.
New Zealand pigeon
The BT provided on this proposal is Columbidae, which is the family. The background statement in SHM H 1332 requires that the genus be the BT. The proposal may be resubmitted, along with a proposal for genus Hemiphaga, which has not yet been established.
Non Grata (Group of artists)
The information provided in the proposal indicates that Non Grata is a performance art group of about 40 members. The footnote on artists’ groups in SHM H 405 states, “Headings for artists’ groups that are self-identified by a particular name and function as a business firm in creating, publishing, promoting, and marketing their works are established as corporate entities according to descriptive cataloging conventions.” This heading should be established in the name authority file. The proposal was not approved.
Participatory Evaluation and Expert Review for Classrooms Serving Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
This evaluation method appears to be used only in Seattle schools and does not appear in education reference sources. It is too specific for LCSH. The heading Special education—Evaluation should be applied instead. The proposal was not approved.
Emotional and behavioral disorders in children; Children with emotional and behavioral disorders; and related proposals to adjust references
These proposals overlap significantly with several existing headings (e.g., Behavior disorders in children; Adjustment disorders in children; Emotional problems of children). The meeting realizes that “emotional and behavior disorders” is a collective phrase in current use. However, the benefits of approving a heading with that phrasing are outweighed by the problems created by the existence of overlapping headings. The proposals were not approved.
Peach-tree borer; Peach twig-borer
There were no BTs provided on these proposals for individual species as required by SHM H 1332. The proposals may be resubmitted, along with a proposal for genus Sanninoidea, which has not yet been established.
Before a class of persons may be used as a qualifier, the class of persons must be established. The proposal may be resubmitted, along with a proposal for the Shina.
Río Piedras Watershed (San Juan, P.R.)
Río Piedras is not yet established, so a proposal must be submitted for it, along with the proposal for the watershed (see SHM H 800 sec. 9). The proposal may be resubmitted.
Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge (Miss.)
This proposal was made to establish the new name of this refuge, which was previously named the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. When an entity established in LCSH undergoes a name change, the existing heading is changed and the older name becomes a UF. This is opposite the practice in the name authority file, in which the earlier and later names usually coexist as valid headings. The existing heading Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge (Miss.) will be revised to Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge (Miss.). The proposal was not approved.
Sexual minorities—Comic books, strips, etc.—History and criticism
The subdivision –History and criticism has not been used after headings of the type [topic or place]—Comic books, strips, etc. and the meeting does not wish to begin the practice. The form subdivision –Comic books strips, etc. is also eligible for use as a topical subdivision for works about comic books on a topic. Typical LC practice, though, is to post-coordinate three headings to such works: Comic books, strips, etc.—History and criticism; [topic] in literature; and [topic] in art. For the work being cataloged, the meeting suggests assigning Comic books, strips, etc.—History and criticism; Sexual minorities in literature; and Sexual minorities in art. The latter heading would need to be proposed. The proposal was not approved.
This proposal was made to revise the heading Shilha language. Shilha has been used as a qualifier on several other headings, the revisions for which should be proposed. The proposal may be resubmitted, along with all of the related proposals.
Short stories, Cameroonian (English)
The work being cataloged is a collection of short stories by a single author. SHM H 1790 sec. 2.b states, “Do not assign nonspecific form headings to collections of fiction by one author, for example, American fiction; Short stories, American.” The proposal was not necessary.
The instructions for proposing subdivisions to be added to free-floating lists are provided in SHM H 1146 sec. 2. In short, two proposals should be made: one for the [pattern heading]—[subdivision] combination, and another to add an SA note to the general heading that represents the subdivision. Only PSD staff may make subdivision authority records, which do not normally appear on the Tentative Lists. The proposal may be resubmitted.
Steptoe Valley (Nev.)
In addition to the entry for Steptoe Valley located in White Pine and Elko counties, Nevada, GNIS lists an Antelope Valley with the variant name Steptoe Valley in the same counties. The meeting requests that more research be done to determine if these valleys are the same entity. If not, then the provisions of SHM H 810 sec. 2 should be followed for the qualifier. If they are, then the official name should be determined and UF references should be made from the others. The proposal may be resubmitted.
The Summary of Decisions for Monthly List 02 stated, “The Art and Architecture Thesaurus provides almost a dozen variant English-language forms of name for these hats, and these variants should be provided as UFs. Additional research should also be done to determine whether the most commonly used term for these hats is toppe or something else, and the proposed heading should be based on the commonly used term. The proposal may be resubmitted.” The current meeting reiterated that decision.
There was no research provided in support of this proposal, the meaning of which is unclear. The meeting suggests that the heading Priests be post-coordinated with a heading of the type [place]—Religious life and customs and/or the heading for a particular tribe. The proposal may be resubmitted with supporting documentation if this suggestion is not sufficient to catalog the work in hand.
The Summary of Decisions for Monthly List 02 stated, “The Art and Architecture Thesaurus, which was cited, provides several variant terms that should be provided as UFs in this record. In addition, the proposing library is requested to investigate and revise the reference structure for the existing heading T-shirts, which currently has the BTs Blouses; Shirts, Men’s; and Underwear. The possibility of including undershirts in the revised T-shirts hierarchy should also be considered. The proposal for undershirts may be resubmitted along with revisions to other records as required.” The current meeting reiterated that decision, but with the further suggestion that perhaps works about undershirts should be assigned the heading T-shirts, since there is no functional difference between a t-shirt worn as underwear or as outerwear.
West Barn (Parbold, England)
The meeting questions whether this barn is formally named, as required by SHM H 1334 sec. 2.c, which says, “Do not formulate a heading for a named structure that consists solely of a generic term with a geographic qualifier unless there is evidence that this is also the proper name of the structure.” The citation for the work being cataloged states that the barn is commonly referred to as the “west” barn, but that does not appear to be a proper name. The British Listed Buildings website provides only a description: Barn Approximately 30 Metres South of Fairhurst Hall, Parbold. More research should be done to determine whether “west barn” is a proper name, and not just an appellation.
If it is a proper name, then there is an additional question: Is the barn part of the Fairhurst Hall complex? If it is, then the proposal should follow the provisions of SHM H 1334 sec. 6, parts of complex structures.
If the barn has a proper name, the proposal may be resubmitted.
Woleai Atoll (Micronesia)
GNIS, which was not consulted, provides several more variant names that should be provided as UFs. The proposal may be resubmitted.
Yinma River (China); Yinma River Valley (China)
Geonet, which was not cited for the proposal, indicates that there are two rivers named Yinma in China. The proposal must therefore be qualified with the first administrative subdivision, but the meeting cannot determine which Yinma River the proposal represents. The proposals may be resubmitted with citations to the sources required by SHM H 690, and with the correct qualifier.