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January 13, 2010

Present from PSD: J. Young


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

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

H 1147, Animals

$x Behavior $x Genetic aspects

Other decisions:

Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer (Okla.)

A separate proposal for this heading was approved on Weekly List 45 of 2009. The proposal was not necessary.

Bourchier, House of

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is clear that the Bourchiers were a noble family of England, but they were not rulers of that country. Headings in the form [. . .], House of are created for ruling families of monarchies. Individual aristocratic or noble families are established as [. . .] family (see Subject Headings Manual H 1574). A proposal for the Bourchier family may be resubmitted.

Douglas, House of

Like the Bourchiers, the Douglas family is a noble one, but its members were not rulers of Scotland. The existing heading Douglas family should be applied to the work being cataloged. The proposal was not approved.


This concept can be represented through the free-floating construction Marketing personnel--Interviews, which should be applied to the work. The proposal was not approved.

Nūbah (Music)

Grove Music Online, a standard reference source in the field of music, uses the spelling nūbā and also provides a plural form for this genre. The cataloger should consider whether the spelling of the heading should follow Grove instead of Wikipedia. The proposal may be resubmitted.