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April 9, 2008

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


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

Crime--Sociological aspects

The proposal to add the UF Crime--Social aspects to this heading was not approved because the subdivisions --Social aspects and --Sociological aspects are distinct concepts with different meanings. However, because the heading Crime is inherently a social science topic, the subdivision --Social aspects has traditionally not been used under it. A proposal to add the UF Crime--Social aspects to the heading Crime will be submitted for a future list. The small number of bibliographic records that have been assigned the heading Crime--Social aspects will be corrected.

East Asian Americans

The heading East Asians has the BT Asians. It is not necessary to make an analogous reference for more specific headings that incorporate the term East Asian. The proposal was not approved.

National socialism and agriculture [and similar headings]

Proposals to add a scope note regarding geographic subdivision to this and two similar headings were approved on this list. The identical scope note will be added to the remaining headings of this type offlist.

Party systems (Political science)

The existing heading Political parties has been used for works about parties and party systems. Creating a separate heading for party systems could lead to confusion, as the distinction between the two headings would not be clear. The proposal was therefore not approved. Instead, the UFs Political party systems and Party systems, Political, will be added to the heading Political parties.