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Basic notation and cuttering January 2006. Overview Call number = class number + item number Class number –alphanumeric –taken or derived from schedules.

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1 Basic notation and cuttering January 2006

2 Overview Call number = class number + item number Class number –alphanumeric –taken or derived from schedules Item number –also called Book number or Author number –distinguishes among items classed under the same number –usually begins with Cutter number

3 Overview: example Animals in translation : using the mysteries of autism to decode animal behavior, by Temple Grandin. Class number: QLZoology 751Animal behavior Item number:.G73Cutter for Grandin 2005Year of publication

4 Overview: example 2 Essential Brittany, by Lindsay Hunt. Class number:DC History of France 611 Regions.B848 Brittany Item number:H84 Cutter for Hunt 1997 Year of publication

5 Class numbers must contain: one, two, or three capital letters DHistory DGHistory of Italy DJKHistory of Eastern Europe KLaw KFLaw of the United States KFPLaw of Pennsylvania

6 Class numbers must contain: (2) whole numbers (1-9999) HV875Adoption TK7881Industrial electronics –may have decimal extensions HV875.5Intercountry adoption TK Automobile sound systems and equipment

7 Class numbers: decimal extensions Decimals do not necessarily represent subtopics of a whole number: QA76.6Programming QA76.64 Object-oriented programming QA Parallel programming QA76.65 Visual programming

8 Class numbers may contain: single Cutter number extension HN79.M3 Social conditions in Maryland HV5824.C42 Drug use by celebrities double Cutter number extension TD883.5.I4 C4Air pollution in Chicago, IL N6530.N72 C646History of art in Columbia County, New York

9 Class numbers may contain: (2) In some cases, the first element following the class number is a date: JK Election returns. By date of election HV Disaster relief. Earthquakes. By date of occurrence

10 Item numbers Used to arrange material classed under a given number Usually begins with a Cutter number –single capital letter –preceded by a decimal point –followed by Arabic numerals.G73 for Grandin.H84 for Hunt

11 Cutter numbers Named for Charles Ami Cutter –developed several tables using letters and numbers to achieve an alphabetical arrangement Capital letter usually corresponds to main entry (name or title) Arabic numerals represent remainder of name or title, derived from table

12 Partial view of Cutter table

13 Cutter Table examples After initial vowels for the second letter:bdl-mnp use number:23456 After initial letter S for the second letter:acheh-im-p use number:23456

14 Cutter Table examples (2) After other initial consonants for the second letter:aeior use number:34567 For expansion for the letter:a-de-hi-lm-op-s use number:34567

15 Shelflisting The process of assigning item numbers is called shelflisting Shelflist: –a file of cards or bibliographic records arranged in the same order as the corresponding materials on the shelves Shelflisting: –to arrange materials within a subject, normally by author; to determine the item number

16 [Placeholder slide: ideas to cover here] Examples of applying Cutter table from Steven’s Shelflisting draft, slides Example of resulting call number needing to be adjusted because of works already shelflisted How many Cutters? Exercises: using the table to construct Cutter numbers

17 Additions to call numbers Date of publication is added in most cases Work letter (or mark) Terms such as Index or Suppl. Local decisions: –Copy 1, 2, etc. –Oversize designation

18 Display of the notation The same LC call number may be displayed in numerous ways RCRCRC569RC S56B36.S56.S56B36.S56B B

19 MARC 21 Coding In a bibliographic record, the LC call number appears in field $a QL751 $b.G $a RC569.5.S56 $b B

20 050 field: indicators First indicator: existence in LC collection _ No information provided 0 Item is in LC 1 Item is not in LC Second indicator: source of call number 0 Assigned by LC 4 Assigned by agency other than LC

21 050 field: subfields Subfield codes: $a Classification number $b Item number $3 Materials specified (used with archival-type materials to indicate the part of the described material to which the field applies)

22 MARC Coding in OCLC 090 field: Locally assigned LC-type call number [add brief info on choice between 050 _4 & 090]

23 MARC Coding in RLIN [not sure what the practices are; need help from an RLIN member]

24 [Placeholder slide: ideas for more shelflisting] These are concepts I’m not sure are covered anywhere else, in no particular order Double-Cutters, both extend class number Reserved Cutters (A and Z) Cuttering for numerals “under each” subarrangements.x and.x2 Filing order, inserting the number More on dates


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