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November 26, 2008

Present from PSD: P. Weiss, K. Griffiths, D. Thompson, E. Dechman


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

Birds in rare books

There is no precedent in LCSH for establishing headings of the type [topic] in rare books, and the meeting did not wish begin a new pattern of this type. The item being cataloged may be assigned headings such as Birds--Pictorial works--Bibliography--Catalogs and/or Ornithological illustration--Bibliography--Catalogs, as appropriate, in addition to the heading Rare books--Russia (Federation)--Moscow--Bibliography--Catalogs. The proposal was not approved.

Cibolo Creek (Tex.); Cibolo Creek Watershed (Tex.)

There are several creeks by this name in Texas. Although the 670 field in the authority record cites the one in Brooks, Jim Wells, and Duval counties, it appears that the item being cataloged may actually refer to the one in the San Antonio area, that is, in Kendall, Wilson, Guadalupe, Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties. The qualifier for these two headings should be reformulated to incorporate the appropriate county names. The proposals may be resubmitted.

Hamlets (Rural settlements)

The distinction between hamlets and villages is not always clear and does not appear to be significant enough to warrant having two separate subject headings. The proposal was not approved. The UF Hamlets (Villages) has been added to the authority record for the heading Villages.

Hip-hop feminism and education

Generally, "and" headings should not be established for topics as specific as this. The heading Feminism and education already exists and may be assigned to the item being cataloged. The topic of hip-hop feminism may be brought out by assigning an additional heading. The proposal was not approved.

Islamic monasteries

UF references are generally not made from foreign-language equivalents of topical headings unless the language is directly pertinent to the topic or unless the foreign term is widely used in English (see the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, H 373, sec. 7). The proposal was not approved.

Urban animals; Urban aquaculture; Urban entomology; etc.

Catalogers should note that, per the instructions provided in these scope notes, headings of the type Urban [ ... ] are not divided geographically to the level of individual cities. For works on a topic in relation to a specific city, the more general heading is assigned, i.e. the heading not qualified by the word Urban. For example, a work about hospitals in various cities in New York state may be assigned the heading Urban hospitals--New York (State), but a work about hospitals in New York City is assigned the heading Hospitals--New York (State)--New York [not Urban hospitals--New York (State)--New York].