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September 13, 2006

Present from CPSO: L. El-Hoshy, B. Bellinger, R. Goudreau, D. Thompson, R. Alicea, K. Ritchie


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

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

H 1195, Land vehicles

$x Crash tests (May Subd Geog)

$x Lateral stability

$x Occupant restraint systems (May Subd Geog)

Other decisions:

African American neighborhoods

The meeting did not approve adding a UF Black neighborhoods on the existing heading African American neighborhoods because the phrase does not represent an equivalent concept in LCSH. The heading African Americans is used for U.S. citizens of black African descent while the heading Blacks refers to the group in general. A heading for black neighborhoods would represent neighborhoods in other countries.

Gold mines and mining--Interpretative programs

The meeting did not approve establishing the subdivision --Interpretive programs under headings for mines of individual mineral resources. The new heading Historic mines--Interpretive programs could be assigned in combination with headings for specific types of mines for works on interpretive programs involving them.

Internalized homophobia

The meeting did not approve adding a UF Internalized homonegativity on the existing heading Internalized homophobia because the UF Homonegativity is being added to the basic heading Homophobia. According to instruction sheet H 373 sec. 3, UF references that repeat a variant covered by a UF reference on the general heading for a concept are not added to other headings that are based on the general heading.

Joseph, Saint--Devotion to

According to the list of free-floating subdivisions used under names of persons in instruction sheet H 1110, the subdivision --Cult is used under divine persons, saints, or persons who are worshipped for the systems of beliefs or rituals associated with the person. The meeting did not approve establishing an exceptional subdivision for Saint Joseph.