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December 23, 2009

Present from PSD: P. Weiss



This author is classed in PQ6703.R52. The proposal was not approved.

Subject Headings

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

H 1147, Animals.

$x Utilization (May Subd Geog)

Other decisions.

Bars (Drinking establishments)

The proposal to add the UF Sibins was not approved since references are not normally made to topical headings from foreign language terms unless they are frequently used in English.

Cone penetrometer

Since this is a specific type of penetrometer, it is not appropriate to change the existing heading Penetrometer to Cone penetrometer. Instead, the heading Penetrometer has been updated to the plural form Pentrometers. A separate proposal may be resubmitted to establish the heading Cone penetrometers, if that heading is needed.

Trials (Procuresses)

The heading Trials may be qualified by types of crimes, not by classes of persons. The heading Trials (Pimps), which was cited as a pattern for this proposal, was an anomalous heading and has been cancelled. The heading Trials (Prostitution) should be used for trials of pimps, procuresses, or prostitutes. The proposal was not approved.


Since this is considered to be a derogatory and offensive term, it is not appropriate as a subject heading. The existing heading Return migrants may be used. The proposal was not approved.