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October 19, 2015

PSD policy specialist responsible for this list: J. Young

CLASSIFICATION

BL65.E98

Works about the religious aspects of euthanasia have been classified at R726, and the meeting wishes to continue that practice.  A reference from euthanasia in the BL65.A-Z range was added.  The proposal was not approved.

DP702.T67

Torres Vadres is a populated place in Portugal, and should be classified in DP802.A-Z. The proposal was not approved.

HE6183.T34

A subject heading for Tae kwon do on postage stamps must be proposed before this classification proposal can be evaluated. The proposal may be resubmitted.

NK2115.5.R48

The work being cataloged is about the retro style and should be classified with history and styles of interior design, not with special elements in interior decoration.  A substitute proposal for NK1994.R48 was made. The proposal was not approved.

PL957.5.G75

Separate proposals for grief and bereavement as a topic in Korean literature appeared on this list.  Since Grief is an NT of Bereavement in LCSH, the meeting preferred to have a single number for the highly related topics.  Grief will be added to the caption for PL957.5.B47, Bereavement. The proposal was not approved. 

PL4659.K2993

The subject headings assigned to the work being cataloged indicate that it is a history of Sivaganga Mountain in India, not literature.  It should be classified in the DS schedule. The proposal was not approved.

PL4659.P245

The form of the literary author’s name that appears in the caption is authorized by authority record LCCN n 2014213299, but that same form of name is also a 400 field on two other name authority records, LCCN n 2006205603 and n 2010210093.  The proposal may be resubmitted after the conflicts in the name authority file are corrected.

PS3513.O5973

Rex Gordon is a pseudonym of the English author Stanley Bennett Hough, who is printed in the schedule at PR6058.O83 with references from PR6057.O692 (Rex Gordon) and PR6069.T26 (Stanley Bennett, his other pseudonym).  An 053 (classification number) field was present in the authority record for Hough, and 053s have been added to the authorities for the pseudonyms. The proposal was not necessary.

PS3519.O4667

The authority record for Neil R. Jones already had an 053 field that fits LC’s shelflist, PS3550.O523. The proposal was not necessary.

PT153.A94

The work being cataloged is about the depiction of Augustus II of Poland in German historiography, fiction, art, and media from the late 17th century until today.  Works that discuss a mixture of two or more fine arts media (i.e., literature, performing arts, and visual arts) are classified in NX unless discussion of one of the media clearly predominates.  The meeting requests that the cataloger reexamine the work. If the discussion of fiction predominates, then a proposal in PT749.A-Z may be resubmitted. If not, a proposal in NX652.A-Z may be resubmitted.

PT8897.F35

The work being cataloged is about the depiction of families in the works of three playwrights, Ibsen (a Norwegian) and Pirandello and De Filippo (both Italians). The proposed classification number is for families as a theme in Ibsen’s works. When multiple authors who write in multiple languages are discussed, the work should be classified in PN. The exception would be if one author was the focus of the work, with the other discussed in relation to him/her. That does not appear to be the case here.  A proposal in PN1650.A-Z may be resubmitted.

TD195.A46

The meeting does not wish to establish separate Cutters for types of buildings that are highly similar to each other. Amphitheaters should be classified with stadiums in TD195.S68. A reference to that effect was added, and the caption at TD195.S68 was expanded to include amphitheaters.  The proposal was not approved.

TD195.O33

Similar to the decision above at TD195.A46, the meeting did not wish to approve a separate Cutter for office buildings. Instead, they should be classified at TD195.H67. A reference to that effect was added, and the caption at TD195.H67 was expanded. The proposal was not approved.

SUBJECT HEADINGS

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

                        H 1095, Free-floating subdivisions
                                    $x Songs and music

                        H 1154, Languages
                                    $x Demonyms

Announcements:
           
Romance fiction

The heading Love stories and headings in the form Love stories, [language or country] (e.g., Love stories, Hebrew; Love stories, Argentine) were revised to Romance fiction and Romance fiction, [language or country], respectively, on this list. 

An explanation of the rationale for this revision and an overview of the entire project, which spanned several months, may be found in the Summary of Decisions for List 1505 (//www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/saco/cpsoed/psd-150518.html).

Choreographic works

This list includes the first proposal for a heading that covers several choreographic works, Swan Lake (Choreographic work).  The guidelines for proposing such headings may be found in SHM 1366.5, which was published in April 2015. It may be found in Cataloger’s Desktop and also as a free PDF at //www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeSHM/H1366_5.pdf.

Geographic features in Taiwan

In 2012, LC determined that pinyin romanization will be used for all name and subject headings for geographic places in Taiwan (see SHM H 690 sec. 7).  In accordance with that decision, this list included 28 proposals to revise existing headings for Taiwanese geographic features from Wade-Giles to pinyin romanization.

Other decisions:

Abbreviations, Armenian

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

Birnlücke (Italy)

Geonet, which was not cited, indicates that this mountain pass is in both Austria and Italy. The qualifier will therefore need to be adjusted. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Bunkershill (North Berwick, Scotland)

The source citations should include information to support the BT, Dwellings—Scotland.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Chancay textile fabrics

The citation for the work being cataloged indicates that the textiles are from the Chancay Valley, for which would be assigned either Textile fabrics—Peru—Chancay River Valley (Cajamarca and Lambayeque) or Textile fabrics—Peru—Chancay River Valley (Lima), as appropriate.  If the work is about textile fabrics made by the Chancay culture, then the proposal may be resubmitted with information to that effect included in the source citations. Otherwise, the proposal was not necessary.

Chast family

The source citation should include the ethnicity and/or nationality of the family.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Corporations, Colombian

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.

Deusner family

The source citation should include the ethnicity and/or nationality of the family.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Earthquakes in motion pictures

It is unclear from the information provided in the proposal whether the work being cataloged discusses 1. films that were produced after major earthquakes that impacted the worldview of the films’ creators and therefore the films themselves, or 2. films that depict earthquakes.

If the former, then the headings Motion pictures—History—21st century; Earthquakes—Psychological aspects; and Earthquakes—Social aspects should be assigned. If the latter, the proposal may be resubmitted with supporting information in the source citations.

El Salvador—History—Civil War, 1979-1992

This proposal sought to revise the existing heading El Salvador— History—1979-1992.  Reference sources are inconsistent in calling the violence during those years a “civil war.” There are also practical issues with the proposal.  The revision would change the heading from a general time period into one covered by the pattern subdivision list for wars, SHM H 1200.  It would be impossible to reexamine the 130+ works already cataloged by LC with the heading El Salvador—History—1979-1992, in order to recatalog them. Plus, the LC database also includes several works that appear to be about the time period in general, not the civil war or the violence in particular.

The proposal was not approved.

English literature—Bakhtiari authors; Poets, Bakhtiari

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

Gałęzowski family

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

Grande River (Peru)

Geonet was cited in this record, but the citation is not complete.  There appear to be over twenty rivers named Rio Grande in Peru.  The Rio Grande to which this heading refers should be determined, and the qualifier should be made more specific according to the guidelines in SHM H 800 sec. 2.a.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Grkacharian family

The source citations should include the ethnicity and/or nationality of the family.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Hawarden Masonic Hall (Hawarden, Wales)

This proposal originally appeared on Tentative List 1506, and the Summary of Decisions for that list stated, “The heading must be qualified with its location per H 1334, but no indication of the location of the building was provided. The proposal may be resubmitted.” There is still no information in the source citations indicating that this masonic hall is located in Hawarden, Wales.  The proposal may be resubmitted again.

Jewelry, Urartian

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

Jewish cooking—Moroccan style

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.

Kadu (Burmese people)

None of the fifteen proposed UFs are supported in the source citations although it appears that they were found on the Joshua Project website, which was cited. In addition, Joshua Project suggests that the Kadu live in China as well as in Burma.  The variant forms should be cited in the source citation, and qualifier should be reevaluated if the Kadu do indeed live in China.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash, 2014

SHM H 1592 sec. 4 indicates that headings for events should be qualified by place. The meeting could have made that technical revision, but the source citations do not provide any information to support such a qualifier. The meeting also requests that a more authoritative source than Wikipedia be consulted.  Britannica’s Year in Review for 2014, the websites of various newspapers, etc., would be better.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Manni family

The source citation should include the ethnicity and/or nationality of the family, and also the variant form of name that is given in the Dictionary of American Family Names. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Medical fiction, Cuban

This proposal originally appeared on Tentative List 1508, where it was marked resubmit.  The Summary of Decisions stated, “The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation included only the Spanish title of the work being cataloged.” The resubmitted proposal includes a cataloger-supplied description, “anthology of medical fiction,” which does not support the qualifier Cuban. The proposal may be resubmitted again.

Mildmay family

The source citation should include the ethnicity and/or nationality of the family. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Molu family

This proposal originally appeared on Tentative List 1508 and was marked resubmit.  The Summary of Decisions stated, “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.”  The proposal does not appear to have been edited before it was resubmitted. It may be resubmitted again.

Muirfield Gate (Gullane, Scotland)

The source citations should include support for the BT Dwellings—Scotland. The proposal may be resubmitted.

National characteristics, Croatian, in literature

The cataloger’s note (952 field) contains information that should be appear in the citation for the work being cataloged (670 field). The proposal may be resubmitted.

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

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

Okiek language

Two of the proposed UFs, Aki language and Oki language, conflict with UFs for other languages in LCSH.  The UFs for languages are generally qualified to break conflicts such as this. The current proposal may be resubmitted, along with proposals to adjust the existing UFs.

Andes Region

This proposal was apparently made to add a scope note for the existing heading, but the cataloger provided that information in a cataloger’s note (952 field) instead of in the scope note (680) field. Scope notes appear in records for numerous headings for regions, and any one of them could be used as a pattern.  The cataloger should also review the format of the 670s provided and edit them to conform to the general practice: 670 ## $a [title], [date]: $b [information from resource].  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Picture dictionaries, Shan

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

Planetary science

This proposal was made to revise the existing heading Planetology to the more common Planetary science.  The meeting requests that the cataloger consider whether the heading should be plural instead, following the pattern of other LC subject headings, including Earth sciences; Aquatic sciences; and Space sciences. Support for the plural can be found on the website of the European Planetology Network.

Additional proposals also need to be submitted in support of this proposal.  The BT on the narrower term needs to be adjusted, as does the UF Planetology—Geographic information systems on Planetary geographic information systems.

The proposal may be resubmitted.

Plant genetic engineering—Law and legislation

The only information provided in the record was the citation Jany, K.-D. The German beekeepers and modern plant biotechnology, 2015, which does not have an obvious relationship to the heading being proposed.  That is, how does the focus of the work relate to the subdivision? The proposal may be resubmitted.

Prophets in the Old Testament

The title provided, One-minute messages, was not enough information for the meeting to evaluate the proposal because there is not a clear relationship between the title and the proposal. In addition, the preferred form of headings for classes of persons in the Bible is [Class of persons] in the Bible.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

Pushto drama; Radio plays, Pushto

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

Revolutionary literature, Uzbek

This proposal originally appeared on Tentative List 1508 and was marked resubmit.  The Summary of Decisions stated, “The meeting was not able to evaluate this proposal because the source citation included only the Uzbek title of the work being cataloged.” The cataloger has now provided an English-language description (or perhaps translation of the title), “Revolution and today’s literature” which seems to indicate that the work is a discussion of the reciprocal relationship between war and literature; the heading for that concept is War and literature.  If the work is instead about Uzbek revolutionary literature, that fact should be made clear in the source citation. The proposal may be resubmitted again.

Robots, Domestic

The meeting requests that an authoritative source be consulted instead of Wikipedia. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), for instance, promulgates international standards for electronics.  The IEC indicates that domestic robots are also called “home robots” and that not all service robots are domestic robots, which calls the proposed UF into question.  Additionally, SHM H 306 states that new topical headings should be established in natural-language form.  The proposal may be resubmitted.

San Pietro in Cotto 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. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Silahtarağa Elektrik Sentralı (Istanbul, Turkey)

This proposal originally appeared on Tentative List 1508 and was marked resubmit.  The Summary of Decisions stated, “The source citation did not provide the location of this entity, nor did it indicate in English what type of entity it is. The type of entity is particularly important in this case so that the meeting can determine whether it should be a subject or a name heading.”  Most of the information requested has now been provided, but the proposal still does not include a citation indicating that the power plant is in Istanbul. The proposal may be resubmitted again.

Swift Current Creek (Sask.); Swift Current Creek Watershed (Sask.)

SHM H 690 sec. 3 states that the approved form in Geonet is used as the basis for the LC subject heading for foreign names other than those in New Zealand. Geonet was not cited, and the approved name is different from that found in the sources cited.  A Geonet citation should be added to the proposal for the river, and the proposed headings should be adjusted to conform to the stated policy. The proposals may be resubmitted.

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

The only information provided in the record was the citation The issue of kissing the thumbs, 2009, which does not have an obvious relationship to the heading being proposed.  Information from the work being cataloged should be supplied. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Triveni; Triveni, Urdu

Support for the proposed UFs should appear in the source citations. The meeting also requests that a more authoritative source than Wikipedia be consulted in support of the proposal for Triveni. Dictionaries and encyclopedias of literature and literary forms, in either English or the language of triveni, would be appropriate.  A short cataloger-supplied description or translation in English should also be provided for the work being cataloged.  The proposals may be resubmitted.

Ultras (Soccer fans)

Headings for subgroups of fans are too specific for LCSH. The work may be cataloged with the existing subject headings Soccer fans and Soccer hooliganism. The proposal was not approved.

Wakley family

Although the proposal includes a 675 (Sources not found) field for Dictionary of American Family Names, the name and several variants do in fact appear there. Wakley is listed as a variant of Wakeley (which was given as a UF in the proposal). There is also another variant, Wakely, that appears just below Wakeley in the alphabetical list. Careful research of both the proposed heading and any variants is as important for family names as for other types of headings. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Xingyun Lake (China)

Although LCSH policy is to establish headings for Chinese geographic features using Pinyin romanization, UF references in Wade-Giles romanization are acceptable when they are available. Geonet includes variants in Wade-Giles romanizations, but they were not provided in the Geonet citation or as UFs. The proposal may be resubmitted. 

GENRE/FORM TERMS
           
Announcements:

Religion terms

Forty-five genre/form terms to describe religious materials were approved on October 2, 2015.  The religion genre/form project was a collaboration of PSD and the American Theological Library Association, which coordinated with the Association of Jewish Libraries, the Catholic Library Association, and the Council on East Asian Libraries. PSD thanks all those who worked to develop the list of terms, which includes terms pertinent to several religious traditions.

The Library of Congress’ Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access directorate, which catalogs most of the religious materials acquired for the Library’s general collections, has not yet determined its schedule for implementing the genre/form terms for religious works. The date will be announced when it is available.

Literature terms

Approximately 230 genre/form terms for literary works – over half of those proposed – were approved in May 2015. Review of the remaining proposals was postponed due to staffing and workload issues within PSD.  The remaining proposals have now been vetted and 150 of them were approved on October 16, 2015.

The literature genre/form project was a collaboration undertaken by PSD and the ALA/ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee’s Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation, which formed the Working Group on LCGFT Literature Terms. PSD thanks the members of the Working Group for their time and effort. Special thanks are also due to MARCIVE, Inc., which created MARC records for the proposals from a Word document provided by the Working Group.        

The Library of Congress’ Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access directorate, which catalogs most of the literary works acquired for the Library’s general collections, has not yet determined its schedule for implementing the genre/form terms for literary works. The date will be announced when it is available.