This topic was posted to DCRM-L on November 24, 2010 under the subject line "DPC: remove card catalog vocabulary from general instructions on notes in 7A1.4"
Proposed change, modified per DCRM-L discussion: 7A1.4. Notes may also be made to justify added entries intended for special files indexes of personal or corporate names, titles, genres/forms, physical characteristics, provenance, etc.
For the discussion thread, see the DCRM-L archives: https://listserver.lib.byu.edu/pipermail/dcrm-l/2010-November/thread.html#2541
BSC members, please vote on the question "Change "special files" to "special indexes" in DCRM 7A1.4?" at http://connect.ala.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=fcbe16bc-416c-48a2-8109-381ca67612c5 (poll closes December 3).
Erin Blake Chair of DCRM(G) Editorial Team
UPDATE: change passed by a vote of 8 to 0.
Please don't comment on the question here. I've simply posted it for the record because the "Poll" feature only allows for a short character string. Public discussions of DCRM proposed changes take place on DCRM-L so that people who aren't members of ALA can contribute.
(But if anyone knows how to get a lengthier text into an ALA Connect Poll, please do comment here!)
The change was approved by BSC and added to the DCRM Editorial Guidelines page at http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/DCRM_Editorial_Guidelines.
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