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October 1, 2008

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


KL-KWX4 51.I58

Works on the study and teaching of international law in specific countries are classed in KZ1238. This proposal was not approved.

Subject Headings

Alternative high schools

The proposed scope notes seems to limit the meaning of this term to special education. The standard definitions of the term, such as that found in Wikipedia, seem to be much broader, encompassing any school that has a special curriculum offering a more flexible program of study than a traditional school. The proposal may be resubmitted with a revised scope note that reflects this broader meaning.

Blasphemy (Christianity)

According to the provisions of the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, H 1998 and H 2015, the existing heading Blasphemy (Islam) should be changed to Blasphemy--Islam, and the multiple subdivision --Buddhism, [Christianity, etc.] should be established under Blasphemy. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Sacred vocal trios with continuo

The Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, H 1917.5, allows for the construction of this heading without creating an authority record. The proposal is therefore not necessary.

World War, 1939-1945--Civilians

The proposal to establish the heading Civilians in war was approved on this list. However, the proposal for the subdivision --Civilians under individual wars was not approved. The impact of an individual war on the civilian population may be brought out by the use of many existing subdivisions, such as --Civilian relief, --War work, --Social aspects, --Social conditions, --Economic conditions, etc. In addition, established headings such as War and society and the new heading Civilians in war, may be assigned as additional headings to works on individual wars. It was therefore felt that a new subdivision is not needed.