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December 22, 2010

PSD policy specialist responsible for this weekly list: P. Weiss


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings


All of the works cited in the 670 fields in the proposal record for this heading, as well as all of the works on this topic in the LC database, deal with the elimination of clutter. The appropriate headings for that topic are Orderliness and/or Storage in the home. There does not appear to be any need for the heading Clutter in its own right. The UF Clutter, Elimination of, will be added to the records for Orderliness and Storage in the home, in order to lead catalog users to those headings. The proposal was not approved.

Dama de Baza (Sculpture)

Since this is an individual work of art, it should be established as a name heading. The proposal to establish it as a subject heading was not approved.

Great Bear Rainforest (B.C.); Hoh Rain Forest (Wash.)

The proposals to change the BT for these headings from Rain forests to Temperate rain forests was not approved. Rain forests should be used as the standard BT for all individual rain forests, whether or not they are temperate. Special aspects of a particular rain forest may be brought out by assigning additional headings to the individual items being cataloged.

Rain forests--Management

The UFs that were proposed to be added to this heading were not approved because they duplicate UFs that have already been made at the main heading level.

Sewing for the home

The item being cataloged is about sewing home furnishings, such as slip covers, draperies, etc. For works about sewing particular items, the practice has been to assign separate headings for sewing and for the item being sewn. The meeting did not wish to change this practice by approving a pre-coordinated heading such as this. The proposal was not approved.

Superfund sites

Superfund sites are no different from other hazardous waste sites except that their remediation is funded by a particular U.S. government program. Rather than approving a new heading for these sites, the meeting has decided to add the UF Superfund sites to the existing heading Hazardous waste sites.