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February 23, 2011

PSD policy specialist responsible for this weekly list: K. James


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

Accounting--Turkey; Accounting--Turkey--History; Accounting--Turkey--History--15th  century; Finance, Public--Turkey--History; Finance, Public--Turkey--History--15th century

The Subject Headings Manual (SHM) H 620, sec. 3.d.2, states that separately established chronological subdivisions may be proposed for a “generally recognized period related to the subject or place as shown by authority research or a period of time frequently treated in works on the subject or place.”  The fifteenth century does not seem to be a generally recognized period, or to be significant, in the history of accounting or public finance. The meeting prefers to use the free-floating subdivision --History--To 1500. The proposals were not approved.

Exercise for children with autism spectrum disorders

Headings for exercise for special classes of persons are established only when the exercise is substantially different for that group, and that does not seem to be the situation here. The meeting prefers to assign the heading Children with autism spectrum disorders with either Exercise for children or Exercise therapy for children to express the contents of the work cataloged. The proposal was not approved.

Exercise for preschool children

Headings for exercise for special classes of persons are not established by level of education. The proposal was not approved.

Rett syndrome

The proposal to change the BT for Rett syndrome from Autism spectrum disorders to Autism spectrum disorders in children was not approved because children diagnosed with the disorder continue to suffer from it as adults.

Cimburk Site (Kutná Hora Okres, Czech Republic)

The citations in this proposal indicate that Cimburk was a castle and it should  therefore be established as a building rather than as an archeological site. The proposal may be resubmitted.

           Colorados Archipelago (Cuba)

Although this proposal says this feature is not listed in GeoNet, it is found there under the form “Colorados, Archipiélago de los.”  The proposal may be resubmitted with appropriate citations and references from GeoNet.

Couger (Jet fighter plane)

This proposal seeks to cancel existing references for the heading, both of which are typical for headings of this type. The proposal was not approved.

Holles family

This is a spelling variant of an existing heading, Hollis family. A UF will be made on the record for Hollis family. The proposal was not approved.

Homosexuality in animals

This proposal seeks to replace the existing BT Animal behavior with Sexual behavior in animals. Typically, hierarchies are not built among prepositional phrase headings. The proposal was not approved.

Navajo painters

There is no precedent in LCSH for establishing headings for painters qualified by names of Indian tribes, and the meeting does not want to set one. The existing headings Navajo painting, Navajo artists, and/or Indian painters may be assigned to the work cataloged. The proposal was not approved.

Photography, Artistic

On a recent list the heading Photography, Artistic was mistakenly changed to (May Subd Geog). This change was unintentional; the heading should not be geographically subdivided. Therefore, the designation has been changed back to (Not Subd Geog).

Scribla Castle

No citation was given for the form of name Scribla Castle. Additional research should be done to determine the correct form of name for this structure. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Texas, Southeast

According to SHM H 760, sec. 1.e., geographic regions should be established only for regions that are well-defined and “generally recognized in English-language reference sources.”  This proposal may be resubmitted with citations from standard geographic reference sources.

Trip purpose

The meeting feels that the proposal is too narrow and specialized for a general vocabulary such as LCSH. Libraries who need specialized headings of this type should consider creating them as local headings rather than proposing them for inclusion in LCSH. The proposal was not approved.