April 15, 2013
PSD policy specialist responsible for this list: J. Young
Works on transmigration have been classified in BD426, and the meeting would like to continue that practice. The proposal was not approved.
Works on the philosophy of labor are classified in HD4904. The proposal was not approved.
The work cataloged is about inscriptions found in Pavullo nel Frignano, and should be classified in CN460. The proposal was not approved.
Works on workflow management systems have been classified in HD62.17, Workflow. An including note will be added to the existing number. The proposal was not approved.
The subject heading assigned to the work indicate that it is about higher education in Tunisia, not about Jāmi'at Manūbah, a university. If the work is about higher education, then it should be classified in LA1818. If it is about the university, the subject cataloging may be revised and the proposal may be resubmitted.
QK495.A-Z is for angiosperms classified by family. Gyurna bicolor is a species and should be classified with QK495.C4. The proposal was not approved.
Works on the individual insects in nature photography have been classified in TR729.I6. An including note to that effect will be added to the existing number. The proposal was not approved.
LCSH revisions due to RDA Phase 2
On March 29, 2013 PSD announced a project to update LCSH headings affected by RDA Phase 2, i.e., those headings that are printed in LCSH but established in the name authority file. The project is now complete, with the exception of the headings for treaties, the revisions to which have been postponed indefinitely. The final batch of revised records will be distributed through the MARC Distribution Service on Tuesday, April 23rd.
The project included personal, corporate, and conference names, as well as titles and geographic headings. Phrase headings and subdivisions that are based on names or titles (e.g., Food in the Koran; Future life—Koranic teaching) were also revised.
Also included in the project were headings for temporary exhibition buildings, which are qualified by the name of the exhibition (e.g., Cyclebowl (Expo 2000, 2000, Hannover, Germany)). If the name heading for the exhibition had to be revised for conformity to RDA instructions, the subject heading was also revised.
It is possible that a few headings were missed. In addition, name headings that were not programmatically changed as part of Phase 2 may be revised in the coming months and years. When an authorized name heading is revised, a proposal should also be made to revise the LCSH “copy” of the heading if it is also printed in LCSH. PSD will accept proposals to modify LCSH headings to bring them into alignment with the authorized RDA form of heading beginning on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
At this time, PSD is not planning to revise those LC subject headings that include abbreviations that are not permitted in RDA, which chiefly appear in a subfield $y (e.g., Egypt—History—Early Dynastic Period, ca. 3100-ca. 2686 B.C.). Proposals to make that kind of revision will not be accepted.
It recently came to PSD’s attention that the scope of the heading Halls was ambiguous, causing an overlap with three other headings: Buildings, Corridors, and Rooms. Halls has been cancelled in favor of the other three headings. The reference structure for approximately 120 headings with Halls—[place] as a BT was also revised. The proposals appeared on this list.
All of the headings, references, and notes that refer to the violoncello have been revised and now use the terminology “cello.” Over 740 authorities were affected, and the final batch of revisions will be distributed through the MARC Distribution Service on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. LC’s bibliographic records will be updated programmatically as part of the RDA Phase 2 bibliographic changes.
Attidium (Extinct city)
Most reference sources agree that the ancient city of Attidium is present-day Attiggio. Attiggio should be established in the name authority file with a reference from Attidium. The proposal was not approved.
This proposal was made to add a UF Barium sulfate. Barium sulfate occurs in nature as the mineral barite. The meeting does not wish to begin making UFs from chemicals to their mineral forms. The proposal was not approved.
Bethnal Green Underground Station Disaster, London, England, 1943
This disaster does not appear to have acquired a conventional name, as required by SHM H 1560 sec. 2. The work should be assigned the heading Disasters—England—London. A proposal for the name of the station itself may be proposed if desired. The proposal for the disaster as an event heading was not approved.
Book of Mormon stories; Book of Mormon stories, English; Book of Mormon stories, Spanish
There are over 60 bibliographic records in LC’s database that have been cataloged using the heading Book of Mormon stories. Many of them appear to be the stories themselves, as opposed to works about them, and should probably be assigned a qualified heading such as Book of Mormon stories, English. BFM was not submitted. The proposals may be resubmitted with BFM, along with any additional qualified headings that may be necessary.
The background statement in SHM H 1332 states that a BT for the next level of hierarchy of species-genus-family-order-class-phylum is always assigned, even if it means establishing a heading for which no work has been cataloged. Campuloclinium macrocephalum is a species so the BT should be its genus, Campuloclinium, which needs to be established. The proposal may be resubmitted along with a proposal for Campuloclinium.
Cao’e River (China)
The proposal indicates through a 675 field that this river does not appear in GeoNet. However, it is listed there under Cao’e Jiang, along with several variants. The proposal may be resubmitted with the required citations.
Cao’e River Dam (China)
There was no justification provided in the proposal for the form of name in the heading or any of the variant names given as UFs. The proposal may be resubmitted with appropriate citations.
The variant form provided as a UF, Chechetkin family, is not self-evident. Citations to support the UF should be added to the record. The proposal may be resubmitted.
Christian civilization—Greek influences; Christianity and other religions—Greek—Early church, ca. 30-600; Christians—Religious identity
These three proposals were made based on a single work, which appears to be about the opinions of Christian theologians about Hellenistic culture and philosophy. The proposals are not appropriate to the subject matter of the work. Headings such as Christianity and other religions—Greek; Church history—Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600; Philosophy, Ancient, and Hellenism may be assigned instead. The meeting also had some comments about the technical aspects of the proposals.
1. There have not been any –[…] influences subdivisions established under Christian civilization, and the meeting does not wish to start a precedent.
2. The proposal Christianity and other religions—Greek—Early church, ca. 30-600 is improperly formulated. The subdivision –Early church, ca. 30-600 qualifies the subdivision –Greek, not Christianity and other religions, as was apparently intended. Two headings, Christianity and other religions—Greek and Church history—Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 may be assigned instead.
3. There is only one heading established with the subdivision –Religious identity: Catholics—Religious identity. The meeting does not wish to consider it a precedent.
The three proposals were not approved.
French communes (Political divisions of France)
French communes are equivalent to cities. The headings Cities and towns—France and Municipal government—France, with appropriate chronological subdivisions, may be assigned to the work being cataloged. The proposals were not approved.
Funny animal comic books, strips, etc.
The works cited are all individual comic books or strips. SHM H 1430 indicates that individual works, selections, and collections of comic books or strips or graphic novels should be assigned one of two headings: Comic books, strips, etc. or Graphic novels. The proposal was not necessary.
The background statement in SHM H 1332 states that a BT for the next level of hierarchy of species-genus-family-order-class-phylum is always assigned, even if it means establishing a heading for which no work has been cataloged. Gynura bicolor is a species so the BT should be its genus, Gynura, which needs to be established. In addition, UFs are provided only for variant English and Latin names (H 1332 sec. 4), but the final UF proposed is for the Chinese form. The proposal may be resubmitted along with a proposal for Gynura.
This proposal was made to adjust the reference structure because the genus Wilsonia is being cancelled. According to the website of the American Ornithologists’ Union, three genera – Wilsonia, Parula, and Dendroica – are being cancelled and their species moved into the genus Setophaga. The meeting requests that, at a minimum, revision proposals be submitted for the other species listed under the genus Wilsonia and a cancellation proposal be submitted for the genus itself. The same could also be done with Dendroica and its NTs. (Parula is not currently established in LCSH). The proposal may be resubmitted.
Interval breast cancer
Interval breast cancer is not a type of cancer, but a description of the time at which it was detected. The meeting does not wish to establish a pattern of headings of specific cancers qualified by “interval.” The headings Breast—Cancer and Interval cancer (the latter of which was approved on this list) may be post-coordinated instead. The proposal was not approved.
Karkabhat Site (India)
A proposal for Karkabhat Site (India) was approved in 2012 (LCCN sh2011004617). The proposal was not necessary.
According to SHM H 1332, the common name in English or the Latin name may be used as the basis for biological name headings, and all levels of the taxonomic hierarchy should be established in the plural form except for species. Kiwis, the established heading, is the plural English form of the family name. Instead of revising the heading to the Māori plural Kiwi, a UF will be added to the existing heading. The proposal to revise the heading was not approved; the other proposed revisions were approved.
The proposal to revise the heading from Captive kiwis to the Māori plural was not approved for the reasons stated above, under Kiwi.
New Zealand Cycle Trail (N.Z.)
It was unclear to the meeting whether the trails themselves are called by the collective name New Zealand Cycle Trail, or if New Zealand Cycle Trail is only the name of the project to create the trails. Projects are established in the name authority file. If the proposed heading is the collective name of the trails, evidence of that fact may be provided in a resubmitted subject proposal.
The citations provided indicate that Novitskii is a variant form of the name Nowicki, which has already been established. The proposal was not approved; a proposal to add Novitskii family as a UF to Nowicki family may be submitted.
It seems that the work being cataloged is about peace-building in Africa, and should be assigned the heading Peace-building—Africa. The proposal was not necessary.
The free-floating subdivision –Publishing may be used under headings for literature on particular topics. The combination Philosophical literature—Publishing may be assigned. The proposal was not necessary.
This proposal was made to add UFs for the concept of photocensuses to the established heading. The two concepts are not synonymous. The headings Photographic surveying and Caribou—Counting may be assigned to the work being cataloged. The proposal was not approved.
Romance drama; Romance poetry; Love poetry
These proposals were made to add contrasting scope notes to each of the headings. Contrasting scope notes of this type should be added at the highest level of hierarchy only. Therefore, a scope note will be added to Romance literature. It will read, “Here are entered works written in the Romance languages. Literary works featuring romantic love are entered under the heading Love subdivided by the form, e.g., Love—Drama.” The proposals were not approved.
Spoken word poetry (Sound recordings)
The meeting does not wish to establish specific terms for the sound recordings of minor genres and forms of literature. Instead, the terms should be established at the higher level of poetry, drama, fiction, etc. (the “major genres” as defined in SHM H 1156). A term Poetry readings (Sound recordings) will be substituted for this proposal, which was not approved.