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February 6, 2008

Present from CPSO: P. Weiss, K. Griffiths, R. Goudreau, J. Young, W. Robboy, R. Spalding, M. Hoban


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

Experiential learning for architecture students

There is no precedent for establishing precoordinated headings for experiential learning for particular groups of students. This situation is handled by assigning multiple headings to the item being cataloged, in this case the headings Experiential learning and Architecture--Study and teaching. The proposal was not approved.

Civil defense drills--Theatrical techniques

The proposed heading seems excessively specific for a general subject headings list such as LCSH. This level of specificity seems appropriate only for a highly specialized thesaurus devoted solely to homeland security and civil defense. For LCSH, the heading Civil defense drills is sufficiently specific. The proposal was not approved.

Emfangshalle (Group of artists)

This appears to be a corporate entity and as such should be established as a name heading (see the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, H 405, p. 10, footnote 7). The proposal to establish it as a subject heading was not approved.

Illegal searches and seizures

The item that generated the proposal appears to be about the admissibility of evidence obtained by illegal searches. This has been handled in the past by assigning two headings: Searches and seizures and Admissible evidence. The proposal was not approved.

Police-government relations

Since the police are an agency of government, the meaning of the proposed heading is unclear and ambiguous. Headings of the type [entity A]-[entity B] relations are established only when the two entities are separate and unrelated to each other. It appears that the item that generated the proposal can be cataloged using existing headings such as Police power and/or Police--Government policy. The proposal was not approved.