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August 17, 2015

PSD policy specialist responsible for this list: J. Young

CLASSIFICATION

B105.D54

The meeting would prefer to classify the work with ethics. A proposal for dignity as a special topic in BJ1533.A-Z may be resubmitted.

B105.U84

The classification proposal may be resubmitted with a revised subject proposal. See below under Usage (Philosophy) for details. 

DP402.T47

DP402.A-Z is a list of cutters for geographic places.  CSM F 350 sec. 2 indicates that geographic cutters are unprinted and do not need to be editorially established (i.e., proposed). The proposal was therefore not necessary.  The meeting notes, however, that Teruel has been cuttered at DP402.T46 in LC’s shelflist.   

DS490.N55

DS490.A-Z is a list of cutters for geographic places.  CSM F 350 sec. 2 indicates that geographic cutters are unprinted and do not need to be editorially established. The proposal was not necessary.

DS493.9.M37

The classification proposal may be resubmitted with a revised subject proposal.  See below under Majhi (Nepalese people) for details.

DT546.145.B35

In accordance with the decision about related proposal to revise the existing subject heading Bantu-speaking peoples (see below), this proposal was not approved.

DT1959

It is general policy to class anniversaries of events with the event.  The proposal to add the note “Including anniversaries” to the existing number for the Soweto Uprising of 1976 was not necessary.

F1509.S26

F1509.A-Z is a list of cutters for geographic places.  CSM F 350 sec. 2 indicates that geographic cutters are unprinted and do not need to be editorially established. The proposal was not necessary.

G156.5.C85

In accordance with the decision on the subject proposal for Culture promotion travel (see below), the proposal was not approved.

NK5439.G6

The classification proposal may be resubmitted with a revised subject proposal.  See below under Gold glass for details.

TL224.A-Z

Special makes of automobiles have been classified in TL215.A-Z, regardless of the type of fuel they use.  The meeting would prefer to continue that practice rather than create lists of special makes for vehicles using each type of power. A proposal in TL215.A-Z may be resubmitted along with a revised subject proposal (see below under Acabion automobile).  The cataloger may also wish to consider proposing a reference at TL220, stating that special makes are classified at TL215.A-Z.

TX715.2.A74

The meeting prefers to classify Asian American cookbooks in TX724.5.A1, Asian cookbooks. The proposal was not approved.

SUBJECT HEADINGS

Announcement

Justification and research for subject heading proposals

The Summary of Decisions for Monthly List 1506 (June 2015) explained the importance of including full source citations in proposals, and stated that henceforth any incomplete proposals will be returned to the catalogers for revision.  The Summary also stated that PSD would revise SHM H 202 and H 203, which provide guidance on authority research and the formatting of citations.

The revisions to H 202 and H 203 are now available on the SHM free downloads page, //www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeSHM/freeshm.html.  They will appear in Cataloger’s Desktop later this year.  An email announcing their availability was sent to several discussion lists, and the full text of that announcement can also be found on LC’s website at //www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/h0202-0203rev.html

The substantial revisions to each instruction sheet are as follows.

H 202  Authority Research for Subject Heading Proposals

  • The instruction sheet was rearranged to emphasize research instead of the identification of patterns. 
  • The instructions on consulting reference sources (which now comprise sec. 1) were lightly revised to clarify terminology and to incorporate twenty-first century sources such as websites.
  • Sec. 3, on using the 952 field to provide clarifying information, was corrected.  The 952 field (Cataloger’s Permanent Note) should not be used for definitions of the term, evidence of usage, etc.; rather, the 670 field (Source Data Found) serves that purpose.
  • The brief examples that formerly appeared as sec. 2.a have been deleted, and the new sec. 5 includes 17 examples of full authority records from various disciplines. Each example includes an explanatory note on the purpose of the citations provided in the record. 

H 203  Citation of Sources

  • Some of the sections were renumbered to follow a logical progression.
  • The instructions citing websites were removed from the section on unpublished sources and now comprise sec. 6.
  • The instructions on parenthetical information (now sec. 7) were revised to indicate that information from the source being cited, not just the source’s title and date, should be provided.
  • Sec. 8 was revised to provide instructions on citing email correspondence.
  • The examples were updated throughout.

The Summary of Decisions for Monthly List 1507 (July 2015), which may be accessed at //www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/saco/cpsoed/psd-150720.html, included hypothetical examples of information that could be added to proposals that were marked resubmit.  The current Summary does not include such examples, and catalogers are encouraged to consult the revised H 202 and H 203, as well as the Summary for List 1507, for guidance as necessary.

Other decisions:

Acabion automobile

The only information provided in the record was the citation Acabion, 2011. That is not enough information to evaluate the proposal.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Adolf Loos Preis

The source citation provides the name of the prize, the year in which it was inaugurated, and the name of the foundation that awards it. In order to evaluate the proposal, the meeting needs to know the nationality and field(s) or discipline(s) of the recipients.  The information about the recipients forms the basis of the BT, which was omitted from the proposal. SHM H 1265 provides guidance on proposing awards and prizes. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Animated film industry

The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation included only the Chinese title of the work being cataloged. The proposal may be resubmitted.
           
Architecture—China—History—Three kingdoms-Sui dynasty, 220-618

The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation included only the Chinese title of the work being cataloged. When proposing that a topic be subdivided chronologically, the topic and time period must be clearly supported in the citations. The proposal may be resubmitted.  

Art, Pacific Island

This proposal was made to add several UFs to the existing heading. The UFs including the word “Oceanian” are covered by the general see reference Oceanian… . The adjective Oceanic generally means “of the ocean” in LCSH (e.g., Oceanic mixing), and is not appropriate for this heading. Finally, “Pacific Islander” is used as an adjective with classes of persons, but not with topics.  Topics are consistently entered under Pacific Island….  In neither case is reference made from the other form.  Since it did not fit the established pattern, the proposal was not approved.

Austria—Civilization—Czech influences

The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation includes only the Czech title of the work being cataloged. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Bafo (African people)

Two of the variant names in this proposal, Afo, and Fo, are also the names of other ethnic groups in other countries. The qualifier on each proposed UF appropriately reflects the country of the ethnic group being proposed, Cameroon. The other groups named Afo and Fo are already established in LCSH, and the qualifiers on those entries must also be revised to resolve the conflict.  This proposal may be resubmitted along with proposals to adjust the existing records.

Bagrian family

Only the title of the Panjabi work being cataloged was cited. The bibliographic record includes information that should be included in the proposal, “History of the Bagrian family of Punjab.” The proposal may be resubmitted.

Baimaxueshan Nature Reserve (China)

Per SHM H 1195 sec. 1.a, parks and reserves should be established in the language of the country in which they are located, but they may be established provisionally if the vernacular name cannot be determined after doing authority research.  The citations supporting the proposal are all for English-language sources, while the heading should be proposed in Chinese.  Research in Chinese-language sources should be carried out, and those sources should be cited in either 670 or 675 fields, as appropriate.  If the Chinese name for the reserve cannot be found after doing this research, a proposal for a provisional heading may be resubmitted. Otherwise, a proposal for the name of the reserve in Chinese may be resubmitted.

Bantu-speaking peoples

This proposal was made to add a scope note and change the geographic subdivision coding on this existing heading, and also to remove two classification numbers from the record. 

The proposed scope note does not define the heading, but provides catalogers with instructions on assigning it.  SHM H 400 sec. 1 permits this type of note for “Specialized instructions, explanation, referrals, etc.”  The instructions being proposed are not specialized, but merely state the standard policy for application of subject headings: if the work is general, use the general heading; if a work is more specific, use the more specific heading.  The scope note is unnecessary.

The proposal also seeks to change the heading from May Subd Geog to Not Subd Geog.  No rationale was provided for this change.  Bantu-speaking peoples has been geographically subdivided several dozen times in LC’s database, and it is standard LCSH practice to allow geographic subdivision of ethnic groups and classes of persons.  The meeting is loath to change the current treatment unless a strong argument can be made for doing so.

Finally, the proposal requests that the classification numbers for Bantu-speaking peoples in Tanzania and Gabon be removed from the record.  Since the heading will remain marked May Subd Geog and there are Bantu-speaking peoples in both countries, the classification numbers will be retained.

The proposal was not approved.  The meeting notes, however, that existing source citations in the authority record seem to indicate that the word “Bantu” may be considered pejorative.  The meeting also questions the relationship between Bantu-speaking peoples and Blacks—Africa, another authorized heading.  The meeting would be open to the cataloger doing research to determine whether Bantu-speaking peoples is indeed pejorative, whether the concept is useful in cataloging, and whether it should be retained in LCSH.  If such research is carried out, the cataloger should not submit formal LCSH proposals. Instead, a written report should be submitted to PSD.  The report should contain the research; an argument for retaining the heading either as-is or in a different form, or for cancelling it; and, if the recommendation is to revise or cancel the heading, a plan for revising the associated NTs, as well as the subdivided and derivative headings (e.g., Bantu-speaking peoples—Education; Women, Bantu-speaking). Suggestions for headings to use in lieu of Bantu-speaking peoples should also be included in the report, if the recommendation is to cancel the heading.

Berber languages; Central Atlas Tamazight language

These proposals were made to add several UFs to the existing heading Berber languages, and also to revise the existing heading Tamazight language to Central Atlas Tamazight language.  According to Ethnologue, there are several Tamazight languages (e.g., Temacine Tamazight; Standard Moroccan Tamazight). It is unclear to the meeting whether the more general Tamazight language has been assigned only to works about the Central Atlas Tamazight language.  The LC bibliographic records to which the heading has been assigned should be examined to determine whether Tamazight language has indeed been considered synonymous with Central Atlas Tamazight.

Additionally, there are nine dependent headings (e.g., Tamazight literature; Folk songs, Tamazight).  The bibliographic records to which these headings have been assigned should also be examined.

The results of this analysis will determine which of three courses of action should be taken.

1. If all of the works cataloged using Tamazight language and the nine the dependent headings are indeed about Central Atlas Tamazight, then the revision of Tamazight language to Central Atlas Tamazight language may be proposed, and proposals should be made to revise all of the dependent headings accordingly (e.g., Tamazight literature would become Central Atlas Tamazight literature).  The proposal to revise the UFs on Berber languages would be resubmitted as-is.

2. If the works cataloged using Tamazight language are about a variety of identifiable Tamazight languages, then the existing heading should be split according to the instructions in H 193.  That is, the existing heading should be cancelled, and multiple headings should proposed to replace it.  Each of the replacement headings should have a Former heading reference for Tamazight language.

If the derivative headings have been used to catalog works about a variety of Tamazight languages, then those headings should also be split if required.  Language headings should be proposed if necessary to support derivative headings. Say for example that Folk songs, Tamazight has been used to catalog works about both Central Atlas Tamazight and Temacine Tamazight folk songs. The existing heading Folk songs, Tamazight should be cancelled, and Folk songs, Central Atlas Tamazight and Folk songs, Temacine Tamazight should be proposed in its place. Since Temacine Tamazight language is not established, it must also be proposed in the scenario.  On the other hand, if Folk songs, Tamazight has been used only for works about Central Atlas Tamazight folk songs, then the existing heading may be revised. 

Each derivative heading will need to be individually examined. It is possible that the situation is different for each heading. Only those headings that are actually needed for bibliographic records should be proposed.

3. If, after thorough investigation, it is not possible to determine which Tamazight languages are represented in the bibliographic records that have been assigned the heading Tamazight language, the heading should be cancelled and a Former heading UF Tamazight language should be added to Berber languagesCentral Atlas Tamazight language should be proposed as a new heading (not a revision of an existing one). 
Each derivative heading should also be revised or cancelled, based on how it has been assigned.  If it is possible to determine that a particular derivative heading has been assigned to works about only one of the Tamazight languages, then the heading should be revised to reflect that situation.  If another derivative heading has been used for two or more different Tamazight languages, then the derivative heading should be split.  In either of those cases, language headings must be proposed to support the language qualifiers on the derivative headings. If it is not possible to determine which languages are represented for a third derivative heading, then the existing heading should be revised to one qualified by Berber, or, if the analogous heading qualified by Berber already exists, the Tamazight heading should be cancelled and a Former heading reference should be added to the Berber heading.

Finally, the contributor should provide a list of BFM when submitting the proposals.  Normally, LC’s Coop staff report BFM for SACO proposals. The specialized nature of this project makes it imperative that the contributor him- or herself provide a list of bibliographic records (the LCCN of each is fine), along with the revisions that should be made to each individual record. Headings to be removed and those to be added should be clearly indicated.
This is a complex project, and exemplifies why catalogers are requested to consult with PSD before undertaking changes of this type.
The proposals may be resubmitted.
           
Bhaṇḍārī family

Only the Nepali title of the work being cataloged was provided in support of this proposal. The bibliographic record includes information that should be included in the proposal, “Genealogy of the Bhaṇḍārī family of Nepal.” The proposal may be resubmitted.

Black Caviar (Race horse)

Headings for named animals have been established in the name authority file since 2013 (see H 1332 sec. 9).  The proposal was not approved.

Callori family

The source citation does not include the ethnicity and/or nationality of the family.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Choctaw Trail of Tears, 1831-1832

A fundamental principle of controlled vocabularies is that there is only one heading to represent a single concept.  In this case, the free-floating subdivision Choctaw Indians—Relocation covers the removal of the Choctaw from the Deep South to the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). To change the heading, there would have to be strong and unquestionable evidence that the relocation of the Choctaw Indians is generally known by the name Trail of Tears. PSD searched in several standard reference sources and was not able to find any evidence of that type. Choctaw Indians—Relocation should continue to be assigned. The proposal was not approved.

Contingency (Philosophy) in literature

Only the title of the work being cataloged was provided, and the title does not clearly indicate the relationship of the work to the proposed headings.  The meeting was therefore unable to evaluate the proposal, and requests that a brief summary of the book be provided in English. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Crises—Religious aspects—Buddhism, [Christianity, etc.]  

The only evidence provided in support of this proposal was the title of the work being cataloged, which is in Italian.  Since there was no information provided in English, the meeting was unable to evaluate the proposal.  In addition, Crises—Religious aspects must also be proposed. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Culture promotion; Culture promotion travel

The phrase “culture promotion” is not in common use, and neither is “Culture promotion travel.”  It seems that the work is about Koreans who travel abroad in order to promote Korean culture.  It may be cataloged with the headings Cultural diplomacy—Korea (South) and Koreans—Travel. The proposals were not approved.

Dadiani family

The form of name in the UF, Dadian family, is supported by the source citation, while the form chosen for the heading does not appear to be.  The meeting notes that the source citation is in Georgian, and that Dadiani family may be the nominative form of Dadianebis dinastia.  Lacking knowledge of Georgian, the meeting requests that information be provided in English. The ethnicity of the heading should also be explicitly provided.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Deluge (Islam)

This proposal included no information in English, and the meeting therefore could not evaluate it.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Fables, Syriac

This proposal included no information in English, and the meeting therefore could not evaluate it.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Fables, Tumbuka

The title of the work is Tumbuka folktales, and in LCSH the concept of folk tales is covered by the headings Legends and Tales (see the UF reference Folk tales); Fables a narrower term of both.  According to Merriam-Webster, fables are intended to enforce a useful truth, and are more particularly stories in which animals speak and act like humans.  A description of the work being cataloged would be especially useful in this case, given the imprecise usage of the words legends, tales, and fables. If the work fits the definition of fable, the proposal may be resubmitted. Otherwise, either Tales or Legends, subdivided geographically, should be assigned instead.

Folk songs, Bouyei

This proposal included no information in English, and the meeting therefore could not evaluate it.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Fraternity members

The phrase “fraternity members” is ambiguous because there are high school fraternities, honorary fraternities, and service fraternities in addition to Greek letter societies in colleges and universities.  Only a list of titles was provided in support of this proposal, and the titles do not provide context for the phrase.  Information from the works being cited should show whether the works are about male college students who are fraternity members, and the proposed heading should be revised to make it less ambiguous.  The BT Greek letter societies should also be removed from the proposal, per the rules for BTs as laid out in H 370: fraternity members are neither a class member of the concept of Greek letter societies, nor are they a part of the concept, nor an instance of it.  Classes of persons headings should have classes of persons as their BTs.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Frissiras Award

The source citations provided to not indicate the nationality and field(s) or discipline(s) of the recipients, information which is necessary to support the choice of BT. In addition, the Greek UF should be removed because LCSH does not include headings or UFs in non-Roman scripts. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Germans—Mexico—Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945

The date span of the evacuation on relocation of Germans in Mexico cannot be assumed to coincide with the dates of Mexico’s involvement in World War II.  Research should be done to determine when the relocation of Germans began and when it ended, and that information should be provided clearly in English in the record.  The meeting also notes that the heading Japanese is not a valid pattern for this proposal.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Gold glass

The source citations do not include any information supporting the proposed scope note.  Both a dictionary of glass and AAT were cited, but the definitions found there were not included in the proposal. The meeting looked up sandwich glass in AAT, and found that AAT does not limit the concept to a particular time period, as the proposed scope note does.  It appears that the scope note may be based on the title of the work being cataloged, and not the scope of the concept as a whole.  Definitions should be added to the source citations, and the scope note should be revised if necessary. The proposal also should include a BT. The proposal may be resubmitted.

H.264 (Video coding standard)

H.264 is one piece of one part of the MPEG standard, which includes at least 21 parts. The proposal is too specific for LCSH. Works on H.264 should be assigned the heading MPEG (Video coding standard). The proposal was not approved.

Helcel family

The source citation indicates the nominative form of name, but not the location or ethnicity of the family. The proposal may be resubmitted.

High school students’ writings, Russian

This proposal included no information in English, and the meeting therefore could not evaluate it. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Humorous poetry, Azerbaijani

This proposal included no information in English, and the meeting therefore could not evaluate it. The proposal may be resubmitted.
           
Huo family

The only source citation in the record is for a title in Chinese and no information about it was provided in English. The Dictionary of American Family Names was listed in a 675, but the 2003 edition of that publication includes an entry for the Huo family. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Hypermasculinity

The source citations consist of a list of titles and a Wikipedia citation. Wikipedia is not considered authoritative for subject proposal purposes (see the revision of H 202 sec. 1.b, available at //www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeSHM/freeshm/H0202.pdf and various announcements in Summaries of Decisions since 2011).  Since hypermasculinity is a psychological concept, authoritative reference works in the discipline of psychology should be consulted for a definition of the term. In addition, a cataloger’s note indicated that hypermasculinity may be confused with the existing heading Machismo. If that is the case, then research on machismo should also be carried out, and the definitions of machismo that are found should be used to construct a contrasting scope note with Hypermasculinity (see H 400 sec. 1, “Two or more closely related or overlapping headings”).  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Hypertext literature, Spanish American

It appears that the work being cataloged is about the hypertext literature of a single Colombian author.  Hypertext literature, Colombian may be resbumitted.

Indians of South America—European influences

This proposal included no information in English, and the Spanish title provided does not have an obvious relationship to the heading proposed.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Interfaith marriage—Law and legislation

This proposal included no information in English, but a contents note that appears in the bib record would support the proposal if it were copied into the source citation. The proposal should also have a BT. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Kainah Indians

Evidence that Kainai Indians is a variant name for the Kainah Indians was not provided, and the spellings are different enough that the meeting does not want to approve the addition of the UF without that evidence. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Kal Bhairav Shrine (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Shrines are a type of building, so the heading for this shrine should be proposed in the vernacular if it was constructed after 1500.  If it is a pre-1500 building, it should be established in English if it has a firmly established English name; otherwise, it should be established in the vernacular (see H 1334 sec. 2.d).  The vernacular form of name was not provided in the source citation, and neither was the time period of construction.  Finally, the BT for Hindu shrines needs to be justified in the source citation.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Kharevich family

The only information provided in the source citations was in Russian, and it does not appear to indicate the ethnicity of the family. The proposal may be resubmitted. 

Love poetry, Azerbaijani

This proposal included only a title in Azerbaijani, so the meeting could not evaluate it. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Majhi (Nepalese people)

Joshua Project, a free online ethnological resource, indicates that the Majhi live in both India and Nepal, and provides multiple variant names for the group. In light of this information, the qualifier should be reconsidered, and references (UFs and a BT) should be added, along with a source citation supporting the revisions. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Marghād (Berber people)

The source citation provided does not support the form of name chosen as the heading, the UFs, or the BT Ethnology—Morocco. The proposal may be resubmitted with appropriate source citation(s).

Mariana Islands

The Mariana Islands were a Spanish colony from the mid-17th century until 1898. Since all jurisdictions, even former ones, are established in the name authority file, the existing name authority should be retained. The proposal to establish the Mariana Islands in LCSH was not approved.

Medical fiction, Cuban

The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation included only the Spanish title of the work being cataloged. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Meghna River (Bangladesh); Meghna River Valley (Bangladesh)

Geonet lists three rivers of this name in Bangladesh, and research should be done in other reference sources to determine whether there are in fact three rivers named Meghna in Bangladesh.  If so, the heading proposed for the river should be qualified by the first administrative subdivision(s) through which it flows, in order to make it unique.  Geonet also lists a variant name for the river, and that variant should be a UF. The proposal for the river may be resubmitted with source citations proving or disproving the existence of three rivers of this name, and all of the necessary adjustments to the heading and references. The proposal for the valley should be adjusted if necessary according to the provisions in H 800 sec. 8 and may also be resubmitted.

Molu family

The only information provided in the source citations is in Turkish, and it does not appear to indicate the ethnicity or nationality/location of the family. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Ngerderar Watershed Conservation Area (Palau)

Conservation districts are established in the name authority file, according to H 405. The proposal was not approved.

Nursery rhymes, Arabic; Nursery rhymes, Hebrew

These proposals were made for the same work. It is unclear from the title of the work, Songs from the Garden of Eden, how the proposal relates to it.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Online social networks in the workplace

The construction [topic] in the workplace is generally used to refer to non-business activities that occur in business settings. The proposal contains a list of titles, which do not indicate whether the works discuss business uses of online social networks (e.g., Facebook pages or Twitter accounts that advertise a business), or personal use of online social networks during employees’ workdays.

If the works are about employees’ personal use of online social networks, the existing heading Personal Internet use in the workplace should be assigned. If the online social networks are being used for business reasons, then Online social networks in business may be proposed, and the proposal should include summaries, descriptions, etc., from the works cited. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Paramours—Homes and haunts

This proposal was made to establish a free-floating combination in order to provide the UF Love-nests, but the cataloger included a note stating that a heading for love-nests would be preferable.  Since –Homes and haunts includes places such as homes, restaurants, hotels, geographic locations, etc., it is much broader than love-nests, which may be proposed as a separate heading with the BT Paramours—Homes and haunts.  The meeting also requests that several dictionaries, including Webster’s, be consulted to determine whether love-nests really is hyphenated, if it consists of two unhyphenated words, or if should be a single compound word.  Dictionary definitions should also be provided in the record.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Paranormal fiction, Cuban

This proposal included no information in English, and the Spanish title provided does not have an obvious relationship to the heading proposed.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Polygyny—Religious aspects; Polygyny—Religious aspects—Buddhism, [Christianity, etc.]

The meeting was not able to evaluate these proposals because the source citation included only the Indonesian title of the work being cataloged. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Porcelli family

The source citation does not include the ethnicity and/or nationality of the family.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Porcelain, Chinese—To 618

The meeting was not able to evaluate these proposals because the source citation included only the Chinese title of the work being cataloged. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Poultry as food

This proposal was made to change the references and add classification numbers for the existing heading.  One of the proposed changes was to remove the BT Food.  That BT should be retained, per H 370 sec. 1.e. Classification numbers may be included when the caption is identical, or nearly identical, in scope, meaning, and language to the subject heading (H 265 sec. 1).  The first classification number proposed for inclusion, TS1968, is not appropriate for this record because that number corresponds to the heading Poultry—Processing, not Poultry as food.  The two remaining 053 fields should be formatted as depicted in H 365. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Proverbs, Ashanti

The meeting agrees that this heading should be cancelled in favor of the existing heading Proverbs, Twi.  H 193.5 provides numerous possibilities for standard wording of the cancellation note, and the appropriate one should be chosen and included in this record.  In addition, the cancelled heading should be proposed as a Former heading reference on the record for Proverbs, Twi. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Puppet plays, Sinhalese

The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation included only the Sinhalese title of the work being cataloged. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Revolutionary literature, Uzbek

The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation included only the Uzbek title of the work being cataloged. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Slutski family 

The Dictionary of American Family Names was properly cited, but the citation is incomplete because it does not include the nationality and ethnicity of the name, nor the variant form provided in the dictionary.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Sodhi family

The proposal includes only the Panjabi title of the work being cataloged. The proposal should indicate the ethnicity and/or nationality of the family, and also provide a citation for the Dictionary of American Family Names, the online version of which includes the name of this family. The proposal may be resubmitted. 

Solar eclipses—Religious aspects—Buddhism, [Christianity, etc.]

The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation included only the Arabic title of the work being cataloged. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Sonnino family

The source citation does not include the ethnicity and/or nationality of the family.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Still-life painting, Canadian

The work being cataloged is about a single artist.  Neither the subject proposal nor the artist’s name authority record indicates her nationality.  One or both of the records should be updated to include this information.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Synchrophasor

Topical headings that designate entities that are capable of being enumerated are established in the plural form (H 285). The heading and any UF references should therefore be plural.  Since this device measures electrical waves, it should be researched in scientific or technical sources. The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms was cited in a 675 field, but other authoritative sources in the field do not appear to have been consulted.  Wikipedia, which is the only other reference source cited, is not considered authoritative for subject proposal purposes (see the revision of H 202 sec. 1.b, available at //www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeSHM/freeshm/H0202.pdf and various announcements in Summaries of Decisions since 2011)
The IEEE Standard, which is is freely available online, includes a definition of synchrophasors. There is also a technical paper called “Synchrophasors: Definition, Measurement, and Application” available online. It provides information that would support the choice of BT references. Both of those sources, and others, can be found by doing a Google search for synchrophasor.

The proposal may be resubmitted with a revised heading and references, and updated source citations.

Tacheng Golden Monkey National Park (China)

Per H 1195 sec. 1.a, parks and reserves should be established in the language of the country in which they are located, and they may be established provisionally only if the vernacular name cannot be determined after authority research has been done. The citations supporting the proposal are all for English-language sources, while the heading should be proposed in Chinese. Research in Chinese-language sources should be carried out, and those sources should be cited in either 670 or 675 fields.  If the Chinese name for the park cannot be found, a proposal for a provisional heading may be resubmitted. Otherwise, a proposal for the name of the reserve in Chinese may be resubmitted.

Tamang fiction

The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation included only the Tamang title of the work being cataloged. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Terina (Extinct city)

The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation included only the Italian title of the work being cataloged.  Proposals for extinct cities should include the name and location of the extinct city, as well as an indication of the time period in which it existed. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Tolle Site (Italy)

The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation included only the Italian title of the work being cataloged.  Information on the location of the site should be provided. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Turbo (Genus); Turbo marmoratus

H 1332 indicates that research should be done for each biological name being proposed for LCSH, but the proposal for the genus included only the title of the work being cataloged.  The proposal should include citations from pertinent reference sources.

There was research done on the name of the species, but a quick check of the WORMS database shows that Turbo marmoratus has several synonymous Latin names. Since this proposal will need to be resubmitted with the proposal for the genus, the meeting requests that it be revised to cite WORMS, and each of the synonyms found there should be searched and added as UFs.

In addition, H 1332 sec. 6 indicates that the classification numbers should be qualified by Zoology.

The proposals may be resubmitted.

Unemployed’s writings

Writings by unemployed people are represented by the existing heading Unemployed, Writings of the.  The proposal was not necessary.

Unemployed’s writings, Belgian (French)

In accordance with the decision on Unemployed’s writings, a proposal in the form Unemployed, Writings of the, Belgian (French) may be resubmitted.

Usage (Philosophy)

This proposal included no information in English, and the French title provided did not have an obvious relationship to the heading proposed. English-language reference sources in the discipline of philosophy should be consulted and their definitions or descriptions of the concept of usage should be included in the record.

The proposal contained two RT references, but RTs are made in only very specific circumstances. The RTs should be reconsidered in light of the instructions in H 370 sec. 2, and if they are indeed appropriate, proposals to revise the records for the RTs should made, per the Background statement in H 370. The proposal may be resubmitted.

White Rock Lake (Dallas, Tex.)

The proposal for this geographic feature includes a UF for the park that is coextensive with the feature.  H 1925 sec. 1.d states, “Some parks are exactly coterminous with other geographic entities, most commonly with islands.  In such cases, establish a separate heading for the park and for the feature.  When establishing either heading, link it as a related term to the other heading if it has already been established.”  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Whitworth Colliery (Wales)

The source citation does not support the qualifier or the BT, in that the type of mine and its location are not provided. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Xingyun Lake (China)

The Geonet citation in this proposal appears to be for a different lake. Xingyun Lake should be searched in Geonet, and an appropriate citation provided.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Zámek Hrubý Rohozec (Turnov, Czech Republic)

The source citations justify the names chosen as the heading and UFs, but do not indicate the location of the castle.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Zuo family

The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation included only the Chinese title of the work being cataloged.  Proposals for family names should include the name and ethnicity or nationality of the family. The proposal may be resubmitted.