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November 3, 2010

PSD policy specialist responsible for this weekly list: J. Young


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

Dog (Fictitious character : Ball)

According to the Subject Headings Manual, H 1790, sec. 4.a., headings for fictitious characters are established and assigned only for characters that have appeared in three or more separate works. This proposal was not approved because the character does not meet that requirement.

           Klondyke Estate (Orrell, Liverpool, England)

Klondyke Estate is a housing development and therefore falls into the Group 1 category of city sections. It should be established as a name heading under descriptive cataloging rules. The proposal was not approved.

Planetary dust; Lunar dust

LCSH includes the established heading Interplanetary dust, and it is unclear in what respects planetary and interplanetary dust differ. The work being cataloged should be reexamined to determine whether the existing heading can be applied. If a separate heading for planetary dust is desired, research proving that it is a separate concept should be performed, and proposals that contain scope notes contrasting the two headings may be resubmitted.

Sensory integration dysfunction in children

The base heading Sensory integration dysfunction contains the UF Sensory integration disorder, which is sufficient. The proposal was not approved.


This proposal was made to add a UF of “Zimbabwe—History—Post-Lancaster House Era, 1980- ” to the existing heading. The phrase Post-Lancaster House Era appears to have been coined by an author and does not occur in common usage. The proposal was not approved.

Other announcements:

Law genre/form terms

This list contains approximately 80 genre/form terms for law, the approval of which marks the culmination of a successful partnership between the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and LC. The Library of Congress plans to implement the terms in new cataloging in early 2011.