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December 2 , 2009

Present from PSD: P. Weiss



Acedia and sloth are so closely related that it does not seem desirable to have two separate classification numbers for the two topics. The meeting did not approve this proposal, but instead changed the caption at the existing number BV4627.S65 to "Sloth. Acedia. Laziness."


The more authoritative geographic sources, such as GeoNet and the Columbia Gazetteer place Mount Scopus in the West Bank rather than in Jerusalem. The work being cataloged should therefore be classed in DS110.W47. The proposal was not approved.

Subject Headings

Subdivisions to be added to lists of free-floating subdivisions:

H 1154, Languages

$x Dialects $x Mutual intelligibility

Other decisions:

Graduation rates

This topic is expressed in LCSH by using the subdivision -- Statistics under headings for types of graduates, e.g. High school graduates--Statistics. A general see reference explaining this practice will be added to LCSH. The proposal was not approved.

Maryland Route 586 (Md.)

This Maryland state route is coextensive with, and the same as, Veirs Mill Road, which runs between Rockville and Wheaton in Montgomery County, Md. The proposal was not approved; appropriate references were instead added to the heading Veirs Mill Road (Md.).

Rain-water (Water-supply)

Since no authority or source citations were provided for the term "rainater," which does not appear to be an actual English word and is perhaps a typographical error, the proposal to add the UF Rainater (Water-supply) to this heading was not approved.

Species richness

The distinction between species diversity and species richness is so fine, and the overlap between the two so great, that it does not seem practical to have separate headings for the two topics. The meeting did not approve this proposal but instead added the UF Species richness to the existing heading Species diversity.