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1Music Library East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858 Shelving Music ScoresMusic LibraryEast Carolina UniversityGreenville, NC 27858
2LC Call Number SystemThe Music Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) call number system to shelve print items such as music scores and books.For this particular tutorial we will only concentrate on shelving scores, which file into class “M” of the LC system.
3M“M” tells you that this item is printed music or a score.
4The number found after the general subject heading of “M”, breaks down the subject area even more. So far the call number tells us that we have a piece of printed music that is a piano sonata.M23
5M 23 B414 The third line of the call number is called the Cutter. The Cutter number is named after its creator: Charles Ammi Cutter.The Cutter represents a name or title. In this case: B414 = Beethoven.This score is a piano sonata by Beethoven.
6More on the “Cutter”…Cutter numbers will always have the same format: A single capital letter followed by a number: C4, B13, G42, etc.The number is always read decimally. C49 comes before C5 (.49 is less than .5) B414 comes before B42 (.414 is less than .42)It may help you to imagine a zero at the end of the shorter numbers: B414 comes before B420
7Ordering Cutter numbers decimally… M M M M MB134 B2 B39 B4 B5Remember, you can add zeros if it helps….134 then then then then .500
8More decimals… M M M M 23 23 23 23 C13 C13 C13 C13 F5 F51 F597 F6 C13 C13 C13 C13F5 F51 F597 F6Adding zeros….500 then then then .600
9The fourth line of the call number can be another Cutter, or it can be any number of other things that we call “additional elements.”M23B414C7
10Additional Elements… op. 17 BWV 109 no. 3 W. 23 K. 325 1987 v. 1 v c. 2Additional elements give you even more information about an item.Shelve the additional elements in alphabetical order. Shelve dates in numerical order after the alphabetical sequenceAny numbers associated with additional elements are read as WHOLE numbers.
11An example of additional elements in whole number order. M M M MB16 B16 B16 B16BWV 11 BWV 102 BWV 124 S. 12C W4z
12of putting additional elements in whole number order. Another example…M M M M MB1133 B1133 B1133 B1133 B1133ser. 1 ser. 1 ser. 2 ser. 2 ser. 2v. 3 v. 4 v. 5 v. 5 v. 5c. 2 c. 3of putting additional elements in whole number order.
13of putting additional elements in whole number order. Yet another example…M M M M MB16 B16 B16 B16 B16BWV 106 BWV 106 BWV 106 BWV 106 BWV 106no. 1 no1990of putting additional elements in whole number order.
14A few definitions… op. = Opus number no. = Serial number A number assigned to a musical compositionno. = Serial numberIndicates the order of composition and/or publication1923 = Date of publicationOften the last element in the call number
15So what is a thematic index? Thematic Index NumberA unique number assigned by the compiler of a thematic index to each composition in the index.Examples: BWV 100; W. 23; D. 759; K. 36So what is a thematic index?A list of all the compositions by a particularcomposer. The person compiling the list will usuallyassign a unique number to each piece. Sometimes itis easier to identify a piece by its thematic indexnumber when searching the library catalog.
16Just a few more… v. = volume c. = copy A large work may be broken down into separate, smaller books or scores. Each one of these items would be a volume.c. = copyIf the library has multiple copies of the same item, the call number will indicate which copy it is.
17Nothing comes before Something Take Note!Nothing comes before SomethingM MB47 B47N8 N81955
18Nothing comes before Something: another example… M MC12 C12op. 1
20When shelving items with additional elements, the “Nothing before Something” rule becomes very important in a different way.All additional elements are considered “Nothing”.You would then consider Cutter numbers “Something”.M M23 23B414 B414op. 27 C7no. 21923
21Why are additional elements considered “nothing”? Additional elements are seen as extensions of the Cutter number immediately preceding them.You can look at it this way:M comes before MB414, op. 27, no. 2, B414C23
22Nothing comes before Something M M M M MB414 B414 B414 B414 B414op. 7 op. 10 op. 57 C7 H38Notice how the additional elements come before the Cutter numbers.Also notice how the additional elements are filed in whole number order.
23Another way to look at it… M M M M MB414, op. 7 B414, op. 10 B414, op. 57 B414 B414C7 H38Nothing comes before Something
24One more example… M M M M 1630.1 1630.1 1630.1 1630.1 R63 R63 R63 R63 R R63 R R63v v A A2Nothing (additional elements) Something (Cutter no.’s)Whole number order Numbers read decimally
25a misshelved item, is a LOST item. Remember…a misshelved item, is a LOST item.Always ask a staff member if you need help shelving items in the library.Thank you.