March 21, 2007
Present from CPSO: P. Weiss, B. Bellinger, R. Goudreau, P. Frank, J. Young
No subject heading exists for Assamese as a class of persons. The classification proposal may be resubmitted together with a proposal to establish the appropriate subject heading.
The work being cataloged should be classed in the existing number PQ6183.A83. The proposal was not approved.
Guatama Buddha--Biography; Mahāvīra--Biography
Historically, the subdivision --Biography has been established under the names of only four individuals: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Muhammad, Prophet, d. 632; Jesus Christ; and Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint. These four individuals should be regarded as exceptions to the general rule prohibiting the usage of --Biography under individual personal names. No additional exceptions to the rule will be made. These two proposals were therefore not approved. The Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, H 1330, sec. 1.a., will be revised to clarify this point.
The proposed UF references from River chemistry, Rivers--Chemistry, and Stream chemistry were not approved because these are upward references from more specific terms to a broader heading. A new heading for the topic of river or stream chemistry should be proposed if needed.