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June 17, 2013

PSD policy specialist responsible for this list: J. Young

CLASSIFICATION

Announcements

Classification and Shelflisting Manual

The Policy and Standards Division has completed its review of the Classification and Shelflisting Manual in light of RDA instructions. PSD also took this opportunity to examine the classification and shelflisting policies in a more general way. Some exceptions to general principles were removed, and policies were otherwise simplified where possible. Revisions to the instruction sheets that were most heavily impacted by the changes have been posted in PDF form on ABA’s website at //www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/csm_instruction_sheets.html. They are: F 175 (Editions); F 275 (Biography); F 603 (Government Documents); F 632 (Literary Authors); F 633 (Literary Authors: Subarrangement of Works); F 634 (Literary Collections); G 100 (Filing Rules); G 140 (Dates); G 145 (Editions); G 150 (Translations/Texts in Parallel Languages); G 220 (Corporate Bodies); G 230 (Conferences, Congresses, Meetings, Etc.); and G 340 (Criticism/Commentaries).

The PDFs on the website supersede the instructions on Cataloger’s Desktop until November 2013, when Desktop will be updated.

Other decisions:

B3999.S63

When a philosopher writes about a non-philosophical subject, the work is classified with the subject unless instructions to the contrary are provided in the schedules.  This work by Spinoza on the philosophy of the social sciences should be classified in H61.15. The proposal was not approved.

F1219.56.C74757-.C747572

The work being cataloged is about a legal manuscript and should be classified in KGF135. The proposal was not approved.

PA5325.P18

This work about Philagathos, a Byzantine sermonist, should be classified in BV4208.A-Z.  The proposal was not approved.

PL957.5.N65

This number for North Koreans and North Korean refugees as special topics in Korean literature accompanied a subject proposal for North Korean refugees in literature. Please see below, under North Korean refugees in literature, for an explanation of why that proposal was not approved. A classification proposal that matches the first subject heading of the revised bibliographic record may be resubmitted.

PN57.C485

It appears from the subject headings assigned to it that this work is about the depiction of Chiron in Italian literature. The work should be classified in PQ4082. The proposal was not approved.

[PS3601.R562]; PS3612.Y5467

CSM F 632 states that all pseudonymous literary authors should be printed in the schedules.  The proposed reference and number are for a literary author who writes for adults under the name J. Lynn and for children under the name Jennifer L. Armentrout. The meeting has determined that there are two exceptions to printing numbers for pseudonymous literary authors: when the different names reflect the different ages of the intended audiences, and when the different names reflect the languages in which an author writes (e.g., an author who writes in English under one name and in German under another). F 632 will be revised to reflect this clarification in policy. The proposals were deemed not necessary.

SUBJECT HEADINGS

Announcements

Headings for places depicted in the Bible, the Qur’an, etc.

This list includes proposals to revise over 50 phrase headings referring to individual places as depicted in sacred/religious books.  Phrase headings such as Iran in the Hadith and Jerusalem in the Bible were revised into headings in the form [place]—[subdivision] (e.g., Iran—In the Hadith; Jerusalem—In the Bible). The affected headings were in the following patterns: [place] in rabbinical literature; [place] in the New Testament; [place] in the Bible; [place] in the Qur’an; [place] in the Book of Mormon; [place] in the Tripiṭaka; and [place] in the Hadith.  Also included were a few headings in the form [place] in Christianity; [place] in Islam; and [place] in Judaism.

The subdivisions are not free-floating under names of places, so each use must be editorially established (i.e., proposed).
           

Other decisions:

Anıtkabir (Ankara, Italy)

This proposal is for the mausoleum that contains the remains of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Since Anıtkabir is the Turkish word for mausoleum, it does not appear that the mausoleum has a distinctive name. The work should be cataloged using the heading Atatürk, Kemal, 1881-1938—Tomb (see Subject Headings Manual H 1110).  The proposal was not approved.

Behavioral economics

Works about behavioral economics in LC’s database have been assigned the heading Economics—Psychological aspects. Since the distinction between the concepts of behavioral economics and the psychological aspects of economics is a narrow one, the meeting wishes to continue the existing practice. A UF Behavioral economics will be added to the record for Economics—Psychological aspects. The proposal was not approved.

Cao'e River Dam

The Summary of Decisions from List 1304 (April 2013) stated that “There was no justification provided in the proposal for the form of name in the heading or any of the variant names given as UFs. The proposal may be resubmitted with appropriate citations.” It does not appear that any revisions were made to the record before it was resubmitted for the current list.

The meeting also notes that dams are treated as structures in LCSH, and thus should be established in the vernacular (see SHM H 1334). Proposals should be made for dams that have a distinctive name, and not those that merely are referred to with an appellation (e.g., “the Snake River dam”).  In addition, the UFs in a proposal for a dam should refer only to the variant names for the dam itself. Unless the dam is known by the variant names for the river on which it was built, the UFs for the dam should not reflect the UFs on the heading for the river. The proposal may be resubmitted again with the necessary changes, if the dam has a specific name.

Catalan poetry—21st century 

This proposal was made for free-floating combination (see SHM H 1156). The proposal was not necessary.

Conflict management in education

The work may be cataloged by assigning Conflict management with School management and organization. The proposal was not approved.

Contract teachers

The work being cataloged may be assigned existing subject headings such as Teachers—Rating of—India; Teachers’ contracts—India; and Teachers—Tenure. The proposal was not approved.

Estancia El Pino (Argentina)

Geonet lists five Argentine ranches called Estancia El Pino. The qualifiers on the heading and UF references should be revised to reflect the location of the ranch for which the heading is being proposed. The proposal may be rebsbumitted.

Eyewitness identification

The heading Eyewitness identification encompasses a wide range of activities, from looking at mug shots to testifying in court. The meeting does not wish to make an upward reference for police lineups. A proposal for a separate heading for police lineups may be resubmitted.

Food intolerance

This proposal does not include one or more BTs, as required by SHM H 370 sec. 1. The meeting suggests that Digestive system—Diseases and/or Nutrition may be appropriate. The BTs on the existing headings for specific types of food intolerance, Infant formula intolerance; Carbohydrate intolerance, and Alcohol intolerance, should also be adjusted, per H 370 sec. 1. In addition, food intolerance is often confused with food allergies, but the two concepts cannot be RTs because the headings begin with the same word (H 370 sec. 2). Finally, the meeting suggests that a scope note contrasting Food intolerance with Food—Toxicology may be appropriate and should be considered.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Test

The subject proposal includes a classification number in the 053 field, but the classification number has not been proposed. The subject proposal may be resubmitted along with a classification proposal.

Hectographed books

SHM H 202 sec. 2 states in part, “Thorough authority research demonstrating that the term selected for the proposed heading is the appropriate one must be done for all concepts that are new to the LC subject heading system and outside the scope of simple and obvious pattern situations.”  No research was documented for this proposal. The record should indicate reference sources consulted and the information found there.  If sources were consulted without success, a 675 field should note that fact.  The proposal should also record (in English) the definition that appears in the work being cataloged. The proposal may be resbumitted.

Herbicide resistance

Rather than approving another narrow subdivision to be added to H 1180 (the pattern subdivision list for plants and crops), the meeting would like to post-coordinate [plant]—Effect of pesticides on with Herbicide resistance. The proposal was not approved.

Human services

As defined in the scope note, the heading Human services refers to “the various policies, programs, services, and facilities to meet basic human needs relating to the quality of life, such as education, health, welfare, etc.”  The work being cataloged is about the state of the public sector in general in an age of government reform and austerity programs. The proposed UF, Public services, is therefore not synonymous with the heading. The meeting suggests that headings such as Public administration and Civil service should be assigned instead. The proposal was not approved.

Jiulong River (China)

Geonet is not cited in this proposal, and none of the UFs are supported with documentation. In addition, the qualifier in the heading should be more specific because the Jiuling River in Sichuan Sheng, China is already established in LCSH. See SHM H 690 for the research requirements for geographic headings and H 810 for the guidelines on geographic qualifiers. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Kyeema (Airplane)     

Kyeema was an individually named airplane that should be established in the name authority file (see SHM H 405 Group 1).  The proposal was not approved.

Labyrinths in motion pictures

The work being cataloged is not about the depiction of labyrinths in motion pictures, but about labyrinthine plots in motion pictures. The work should be cataloged using the headings Motion pictures—Plots, themes, etc. and Narration (Rhetoric). The proposal was not approved.

Lice

Lice is a heading for an intermediate grouping (see SHM H 1332) and the proposal seeks to add a UF for a specific species. A proposal for a separate heading Pediculus humanus should be resubmitted.

MapReduce (Programming model)

MapReduce is software that should be established as a Group 1 name authority record (see SHM H 405). The proposal was not approved.

North Korean refugees in literature

LCSH does not make a distinction between people from North Korea and those from South Korea; instead, the heading Koreans is assigned to works on either group.  In addition, refugees from a specific country are assigned a heading of the type Refugees—[place]. Therefore, the topic being depicted in literature cannot be contained in a single heading.  The meeting suggests that the existing headings Koreans in literature and Refugees in literature be post-coordinated with Korean fiction—21st century—History and criticism. The proposal was not approved.

Painting, Mithila

Since Mithila is a region and not a nationality or ethnic group, the meeting prefers that the heading Painting—Mithila (India and Nepal) be assigned to the work being cataloged. The proposal was not approved.

Railroad passengers

The concept of railroad passengers already exists in LCSH as the heading Railroads—Passenger traffic. The proposal was not approved.

Ribera de Navarra Region (Spain)

Comarcas are established in the name authority file, per SHM H 405. The proposal was not approved.

Surrealist fiction; Surrealist fiction, Canadian; Surrealist fiction, French

Almost 400 works in LC’s database are cataloged using the heading Surrealism (Literature). Many of them are collections, or criticism, of surrealist fiction, poetry, drama, etc. and have also been assigned headings such as French fiction—20th century—History and criticism. The meeting wishes to continue this practice of post-coordination. The proposals were not approved.

Yarlha Shampo, Mount (China)

Geonet, which was not cited in this proposal, includes an entry for Yarlhaxambo, a peak in Tibet. The meeting questions whether Yarlhaxambo and Mount Yarlha Shampo are the same mountain. Regardless, Geonet should have been cited. The proposal may be resubmitted with the necessary revisions.

GENRE/FORM TERMS

Aircraft sounds recordings; Airplane sounds recordings; Fighter jet plane sounds recordings; Fighter plane sounds recordings; Helicopter sounds recordings; Jet plane sounds recordings

In LCGFT, preference is given to “big bucket” terminology, but these proposals are for very specific sounds. The meeting believes that most libraries may have only a few sound recordings of airplanes, helicopters, etc., which would make the use of more-encompassing terms advisable for collocation purposes. In addition, the use of both of the plural words “sounds” and “recordings” in the authorized term is awkward and redundant.  For those reasons, the above proposals were combined in to a single term, Aircraft sounds, which will include a scope note indicating that it is to be assigned to recordings of all types of aircraft, including planes, helicopters, dirigibles, etc. The proposal Aircraft sounds recordings was approved as revised.  The other proposals were not approved. 

Automobile sounds recordings

For the reasons stated above under Aircraft sounds recordings, this proposal was reformulated as Motor vehicle sounds. It will include a scope note indicating that it is to be assigned to recordings of the sounds of all types of motor vehicles, including automobiles, buses, scooters, motorcycles, etc.  The proposal was approved as revised.

Railroad sounds recordings

For the reasons stated above under Aircraft sounds recordings, this proposal was reformulated as Railroad sounds. It will include a scope note indicating that it is to be assigned to recordings of the sounds related to railroads, including locomotive engines, wheel noise, whistles, etc.  The proposal was approved as revised.

Nature sounds recordings; Animal sounds recordings; Amphibian sounds recordings; Birdsongs recordings; Fish sounds recordings; Insect sounds recordings; Ocean sounds recordings; Whale sounds recordings; Wolf sounds recordings

For the reasons stated above under Aircraft sounds recordings, these proposals were combined into as single term, Nature sounds. It will include a scope note indicating that it is to be assigned to recordings of the sounds of nature, including animal and plant sounds and the sounds of wind, rain, oceans, streams, etc.  The proposal Nature sounds recordings was approved as revised.  The other proposals were not approved.