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June 18, 2018

PSD policy specialist responsible for this list: J. Young

CLASSIFICATION

D569.A22

The work being cataloged appears to be a history of Novara during the World War I period, not a history of military operations (battles, etc.) that occurred in Novara. The classification number being proposed would represent the military operations that occurred in local places in Italy during World War I. The work should be classified in DG975.A-Z, history of individual cities in Italy. The proposal was not necessary.

DA937.4.J49

This proposal was to establish a cutter for Jews as an element of the population in Ireland. With the exception of Jews in the Americas, which class in E-F, works on Jews in local places are classified in DS134.2-135. The work being cataloged should be classified in DS135.I72. The proposal was not approved.

DS156.T46

This classification proposal may be resubmitted with a resubmitted subject proposal. See below under Temple of Apollo Smintheus (Gülpınar, Çanakkale İli, Turkey) for details.

DS380.N38

This classification proposal may be resubmitted with a resubmitted subject proposal. See below under Naul (South Asian people) for details.

DS422.A2

This proposal was made to add Adivasis. Indigenous peoples into a list of special topics in the civilization of India. Britannica indicates that the word Adivasi is used primarily in India and Bangladesh, that it means “original inhabitants” (i.e., indigenous peoples), and that the Adivasis in India have been known as Scheduled Tribes since 1950. Based on that information, it appears that the existing LC subject headings Adivasis and India—Scheduled tribes may be in conflict. The meeting requests that the cataloger do research to determine whether that is the case, and if so, to cancel one of them. If they are not, then references and/or scope notes should be provided, along with citations, to show their relationship to each other and to Indigenous peoples—India.

In the realm of classification, if Adivasis in India are equivalent to Scheduled Tribes in India, then the work should be classified in GN635.I4, according to the reference provided in DA422.A-Z, and the classification proposal was not necessary. If they are not equivalent, then the proposal may be resubmitted with any necessary subject proposals.

JZ5465

The number being proposed is in the hierarchy for the official records of regional intergovernmental organizations, but the work being cataloged is not an official record. It should be classified in either JZ5334.5.A-Z, works about individual regional intergovernmental organizations in Africa, or in HC900, economic conditions of Southern Africa. The proposal was not necessary.

LG173.J64

Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar appears to be a secondary or high school, not a university. It should be classified in LG174.A-Z. The proposal was not approved.

PL8616-8616.95

This classification proposal may be resubmitted with a resubmitted subject proposal. See below under Ruuli language for details.
           
PN1995.24

The work being cataloged should be assigned the headings Motion pictures—Setting and scenery and Motion pictures and architecture.  It should be classified in PN1995.9.S4 (film settings and scenery). The proposal was not approved.

Z674.75.W55

In accordance with the decision on the related subject proposal, Wikipedia and libraries, this classification proposal was not approved. The work should be classified in Z674.75.S63. See below for details about the subject proposal.

N5 398.5.H66

This proposal for an artist group should have been made as a table modification in the schedules, not as a revision to Table N5, because the artist group is specific to a place and time period. The related subject proposal for Homada Technē also should be revised; see below for details. The classification proposal may be submitted along with a resubmitted subject proposal.

P-PZ20 23.T96

The subject heading Tzotzil Indians in literature must be proposed for the work being cataloged.  The classification proposal may be resubmitted with the required subject proposal.

SUBJECT HEADINGS

Announcement

Multiple subdivisions

“Multiple” subdivisions are a special type of subdivision that automatically gives free-floating status to analogous subdivisions used under the same heading.  In the example Computers—Religious aspects—Buddhism, [Christianity, etc.], the multiple subdivision is —Buddhism, [Christianity, etc.]. “Multiple” subdivisions will be cancelled from LCSH beginning in fall 2018. 

Effective immediately, catalogers should propose the heading string that is needed, instead of a new multiple subdivision.  That is, instead of proposing Paleography—Religious aspects—Buddhism, [Christianity, etc.] for a resource about Muslim views on paleography, the cataloger would propose Paleography— Religious aspects—Islam.  Proposals that were submitted before July 1, 2018, and that are already under editorial review will be revised to follow the new policy.

Staff in PSD will create authority records for each valid heading string that was created based on a multiple subdivision and delete the authority record for the multiple subdivision. OCLC will provide files of heading strings that are based on multiples.

Catalogers should continue to use existing multiple subdivisions as usual until PSD creates individual subject authority records for each heading string that has been assigned.  The multiple subdivision will then be cancelled and catalogers must propose each new use of a subdivision that was formerly authorized by a multiple.

Subject Headings Manual instruction sheet H 1090, Multiple Subdivisions, has been revised to reflect the new policy, as have other instruction sheets that refer to multiple subdivisions (e.g., H 1998, Religious Aspects of Topics).  The revised instruction sheets are now available as free PDFs at //www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeSHM/freeshm.html and will appear in Cataloger’s Desktop later this year. The lists of pattern and free-floating subdivisions (instruction sheets H 1095-H 1200) will be revised as the multiple subdivisions are removed from LCSH.

Additional details about the project will be announced later in summer 2018.

Other decisions:

Ātreya family

The proposal did not provide any information in English that indicates the location of the family. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Basa language; Proverbs, Basa

The proposal to revise the existing heading Basa language was made to add a UF Bakoko language. The only citation added to the record was for the French work being cataloged. According to Ethnologue, Bakoko is a separate language, not a variant name for Basa. If other current reference sources disagree with that assessment, they should be cited. One of two proposals may be resubmitted: the proposal to add the UF (with supporting documentation), or a proposal to add a new heading for the Bakoko language.

The proposal to revise the existing heading Proverbs, Basa was made to add a UF Proverbs, Bakoko. Variant names for languages appear as UFs on the heading for the language, not on headings in which the language is used as a qualifier. The proposal was not approved.  If a separate heading for Bakoko language is proposed, then a proposal for Proverbs, Bakoko may also be submitted.

Casa Chávez Montículos Site (Argentina)

The English-language information provided in the record supports the fact that there is a house called Casa Chávez Montículos in Argentina, not that it is an archaeological site. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Children’s stories, Assamese

The only information provided in English was the phrase “juvenile fiction,” which does not support the language qualifier. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Coins, Elymais

The qualifier on this proposed heading refers to a nationality, which has to be established. The proposal for Coins, Elymais may be resubmitted with a class-of-persons proposal for the nationality.

Communication and death

SHM instruction sheet H 310 states that headings in the form [topic A] and [topic B] are assigned to works on relationships between two very general topics that are discussed at a broad level and from the perspectives of both topics. The work being cataloged is about how people communicate about death, and the other headings assigned to the work, Death—Symbolic aspects, Death—Social aspects, and Death—Psychological aspects, are sufficient. The proposal was not necessary.

Cooking, Setu

Only the Estonian-language title of the work being cataloged was provided to support this proposal. The proposal may be resubmitted with information in English that explains the relationship of the work to the heading being proposed.

Ecuador Earthquake, Ecuador, 2016

According to instruction sheet H 1592, events that are “of such significance that they become known by conventional proper names” may be established as phrase headings. This proposal originally appeared on Tentative List 1803, and the meeting requested that support for a conventional name be provided. The revised proposal on this list indicated that the preferred source for earthquake names, USGS, did not provide a conventional name, and neither did the work being cataloged. The proposal included a Wikipedia citation that justified the phrase “Ecuador earthquake,” but Wikipedia is not considered authoritative for subject proposal purposes. The meeting did additional research in newspapers and general periodicals, and found that the phrase “Ecuador earthquake” is generally used as a descriptive appellation, and not as the proper name for the earthquake. The work being cataloged should be assigned the heading Earthquakes—Ecuador. The proposal was not approved.

Brooklyn Friends Meeting House (New York, N.Y.); Flushing Meeting House (New York, N.Y.)

Each of these proposals was made to disambiguate an existing UF Friends Meeting House (New York, N.Y.), because a heading for the Friends Meeting House on 20th Street in New York City was also being proposed. The proposals disambiguated the UFs by adding the name of the boroughs to the qualifiers, but H 1334 sec. 3.c states that the street name (not the borough) should be added. Those streets need to be proposed. The meeting was able to approve the proposal for the 20th Street Friends Meeting House because 20th Street was already established and the heading could be revised to Friends Meeting House (New York, N.Y. : Twentieth Street). The proposals to revise the UFs on the existing headings may be resubmitted along with proposals for the streets.

Gelo (Asian people)

There was an LC classification number provided in the subject proposal, but that number was not proposed. The proposal for the subject heading may be resubmitted along with a classification proposal.

Gündoğdu Türbesi (Turkey)

Mausoleums and tombs in which a single person is interred are assigned the heading for the person subdivided by –Tomb, while mausoleums and tombs holding the remains of two or more people may be established as headings. The proposal does not indicate how many people are interred in the Gündoğdu Türbesi, so the meeting could not evaluate the proposal. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Handchime choir music

A heading for handchime choirs must be established before the proposal Handchime choir music can be approved. Handchime choir music may be resubmitted with a proposal for handchime choirs.

Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station (England)

This proposal originally appeared on Tentative List 10 (2017) and the Summary of Decisions for that list indicated that the meeting would prefer that a single heading for the three Hinkley Point power stations be proposed if possible; if not, then the proposal for Hinkley Point C could be resubmitted.

The current tentative list included two proposals: one for Hinkley Point C, and another for a collective heading for the stations named Hinkley Point A and Hinkley Point B. The meeting did not find a compelling reason to have a collective heading for two of the power stations, but a separate heading for the third. They all have different types of reactors but appear to be managed by the same company (although one is decommissioned and another is under construction). Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station (England) was added as a UF to the proposal for Hinkley Point Nuclear Station (England), so that each individual power station is an upward UF to the general heading. The proposal for the separate heading Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station (England) was not approved.

Homada Technē

The classification number provided in the subject proposal should be proposed in the schedules (see above under N5 398.5.H66) and the heading and UFs should all be qualified by (Group of artists). The proposal may be resubmitted with a resubmitted classification proposals.

Hüdavent Hatun Türbesi (Niğde, Turkey)     

Mausoleums and tombs in which a single person is interred are assigned the heading for the person subdivided by –Tomb, while mausoleums and tombs holding the remains of two or more people may be established as headings. The proposal does not indicate how many people are interred in the Hüdavent Hatun Türbesi, so the meeting was unable to evaluate the proposal. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Indian cemeteries

LCSH does not include headings for the cemeteries of particular ethnic groups, and the meeting does not wish to begin that practice. The proposal was not approved.
           
Richmond Road (Staten Island, New York, N.Y.); Kruser-Finley House (New York, N.Y.)

A cataloger’s note (952 field) in the proposal for the Richmond Road includes information about a conflict with another road of the same name. That information should appear in a citation located in a 670 or 675 field in the proposal. The proposal for the road may be resubmitted along with the proposal for the Kruser-Finley House.

Kyū Sasagawa-ke Jūtaku (Niigata-shi, Japan)

Only the Japanese-language title of the work being cataloged was provided to support this proposal. The proposal may be resubmitted with information in English that explains the relationship of the work to the heading being proposed and that supports the choice of qualifier and broader term.

Moose meat—Composition

This proposal appears to have been only to provide hierarchy for the proposal Moose meat—Cadmium content. Other headings for foods that have a subdivision indicating the elemental or chemical content of the food have been established with a BT for the element or chemical (e.g., Baby foods—Iron content has the BT Iron; Canned fishery products—Aluminum content has the BT Aluminum). The meeting wishes to continue this pattern, which follows the rules for BT references for subdivided headings as described in SHM H 370. The proposal was not approved.

Motion picture plays, Estonian

Only the Estonian-language title of the work being cataloged was provided to support this proposal. The proposal may be resubmitted with information in English that explains the relationship of the work to the heading being proposed.
           
Naul (South Asian people)

The proposal did not provide any information indicating the location of the Naul; that information is needed to support the choice of the BTs. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Paas family; Paasch family

According to the Dictionary of American Family Names, the name Paas is a variant of Paasch and is of North German origin. The citation for the work being cataloged in the proposals does not indicate the family’s current or original location, so the meeting could not determine whether there should be one or two headings. If both names are German in origin, then Paas family should be added as a UF to the existing heading Paasch family unless the variation occurred as a result of emigration. If the families originated in different places, then that information should be provided and two headings should be proposed. See SHM H 1631 sec. 3 for details. One or both of the proposals may be resubmitted.

Poetry in literature

The work being cataloged should be assigned the heading Allusions in literature. The proposal was not approved.

Ruuli language

Ethnologue was correctly cited in this proposal, but the variant names listed there were not provided in the citation – although several of them were provided as UFs. The proposal may be resubmitted with a complete Ethnologue citation and UFs for all of the variants found there.

Sensebach family

If a family name has changed as a result of emigration, then two headings should be established and connected through RTs (see H 1631 sec. 3). The Dictionary of American Family Names indicates that Sensabaugh is the Americanized form of the German name Sensenbach. The citation to the work being cataloged does not provide any information about the former or current location of the family, so the meeting was not able to determine which heading(s) is/are appropriate for the work. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Takākī (Extinct city)

The information provided in the citations seems to support Takākī as a region, not as an extinct city. Information from the work being cataloged may help support the heading proposed. The proposal may be resubmitted.
           
Temple of Apollo Smintheus (Gülpınar, Çanakkale İli, Turkey)

The qualifier on the proposed heading indicates this temple is in Gülpınar, but the citations provided do not support that assertion. In addition, UFs should be provided to bring significant words to the front. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Three-dimensional printing

This proposal was made to add the UF Additive manufacturing to the existing heading. The UF was supported only by usage in the title of a work and by Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not considered to be authoritative for subject proposal purposes. A much more authoritative source, the website of the Loughborough University Additive Manufacturing Research Group, citing the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard, says that there are seven categories of additive manufacturing, and that additive manufacturing is not a synonym for 3D printing. The proposal was not approved.

Wikipedia and libraries

This proposal combines a title with a topic into a [Topic A] and [topic B] heading. The meeting does not wish to use titles as topics and therefore revised the proposed heading to Wikis and libraries, which may be assigned along with the title heading for Wikipedia to bring out the focus of the work being cataloged.

Wilkuna family

The citation for the work being cataloged did not provide the location of the family, as required by H 1631. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Wood bison hunting

The meeting does not wish to establish a precedent for headings referring to the hunting of a single species. The work being cataloged may be assigned the headings American bison hunting and Wood bison. The proposal was not approved.

 

GENRE/FORM TERMS

Motion comic films

The information provided in the cataloger’s note should be properly referenced and cited in a 670 field. The proposal may be resubmitted.

Gay personals

Personals directed toward gay audiences are not different in form from personals for heterosexual audiences. The proposal Personals (Advertisements) was approved on this list and should be assigned to the work being cataloged, along with a demographic group term to indicate the audience. The proposal was not approved.

 

MEDIUM OF PERFORMANCETERMS

Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.