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September 27, 2006

Present from CPSO: P. Weiss, B. Bellinger, R. Goudreau, D. Thompson


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

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

H 1095

$x Web-based instruction (May Subd Geog)

H 1147, Animals

$x Larvae $x Food (May Subd Geog)
$x Mercury content (May Subd Geog)

H 1180, Plants & crops

$x Age determination (May Subd Geog)

Other decisions:

Canine distemper virus as a biological pest control agent

A work on a specific virus as a biological pest control agent should be assigned the heading Viral pesticides and an additional heading to bring out the specific virus, rather than pre-coordinating both of these elements in a single heading. The proposal was not approved.

Great Britain--History--Union, 1707

A heading for this event already exists in the form Scotland--History--Union, 1707. It is not standard practice to have more than one heading to represent the same event. The proposal was therefore not approved. Instead, UF Anglo-Scottish Union, 1707; UF British Union of 1707; UF Union of England and Wales with Scotland, 1707; and UF Great Britain--History--Union, 1707, were all added to the existing heading.

Security policy (National security

Headings for government policy on a specific topic are constructed by using the free-floating subdivision --Government policy under the heading for the topic. However, H 1642, sec. 1, specifies that the subdivision is not used under topics that are inherently governmental in nature. The unsubdivided heading is used instead. Since national security is an inherently governmental activity, the heading National security, without the subdivision --Government policy, is used for national security policy. The proposal was not approved. References were added to the heading National security to clarify that this heading is used for national security policy.