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January 24, 2007

Present from CPSO: M. Wewerka, 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 1180, Plants & crops

$x Effect of dredging on (footnote 2) (May Subd Geog)
$x Temperature ADD: (May Subd Geog)

Other decisions:

Battenberg family

References on this heading from House of Battenberg and similar forms are not appropriate. Separate headings are established for royal houses. The proposal may be resubmitted as a heading for a family or for a royal house according to the heading needed for the work being cataloged.

Materials surface processing

The heading Surfaces (Technology) bears a UF reference Materials--Surfaces suggesting that the terminology Surface processing might be the preferred form for the heading. While the proposed form appears in titles cited in the subject proposal, it appears that no thesauri or other dictionaries in the field were consulted. There are also established headings in LCSH which would need to have the reference structure updated to add the new heading as a broader-term reference. The proposal may be resubmitted after additional research.

Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994--State visit to China, 1972

Works on specific state visits are entered under the name of the visitor with subdivision --Travel--[place] with an additional subject entry for Visits of state--[place visited]. It is not desirable to make an exception for this specific state visit. The proposal was not approved.

Postcolonialism in travel writing

Headings are not established for topics in specific genres of literature or types of authorship. The proposal was not approved.

Soviet defectors

Headings for classes of persons are not qualified by nationality. A scope note is being added to the heading Defectors indicating that geographic subdivision of the heading may be used to express the origin or destination of the defectors. The proposal was not approved.


Since this heading contains a form subdivision and would normally be a free-floating combination, it is not appropriate to add a broader-term reference from a topical heading. The proposal was not approved.

Work breakdown structure dictionary; Work package; Contract breakdown structure; Project summary work breakdown structure

These headings appear to be too specific for a general-purpose list such as LCSH and would be more appropriate in a thesaurus devoted especially to the field of project management. The proposals were not approved.

MARC Language Code List

The following changes have been made to the 2003 edition of the MARC Code List for Languages:

Change: from to
  Daba [afa] Daba (Cameroon and Nigeria) [afa]
  Samo [paa] Samo (Western Province, Papua New Guinea) [paa]