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May 27, 2009

Present from PSD: P. Weiss, K. Griffiths, R. Goudreau



The item being cataloged appears to be about the sociological and cultural impact of the Treaty of 1848 and the Gadsden Purchase on the Mexicans who lived in the areas ceded to the United States. It might be better classed either in H, or in an existing number in E or F, such as E408, F786, or F1232. The proposal was not approved.


The item being cataloged appears to be historical rather than literary, and would be better classed in F. The proposal was not approved.

Subject Headings


Topical headings are established in foreign languages only when there is no equivalent English term for the concept and the foreign language term is used in English works and reference sources. Those conditions do not apply in this case. The term "Kinderwunsch" is used only in German. The English-language equivalent is "family planning," which is currently a UF reference on the heading Birth control in LCSH. The Policy and Standards Division regards that reference as obsolete, and will submit a proposal to cancel it and establish the heading Family planning. That new heading, in conjunction with existing headings such as Childlessness--Psychological aspects, Family size, and Parent and child, cover the topics embraced by the German term "Kinderwunsch." The proposal was not approved.

Museo Parque de las Esculturas (Santaigo, Chile)

This appears to be a combination museum and sculpture park and as such should be established as a name heading. The proposal was not approved.

Reduced-fat milk

The existing heading Skim milk should not be cancelled. A proposal may be resubmitted to establish a separate heading Reduced-fat milk.