Firestone Library Reclassification Collection Organization: Evolutionary Outline Firestone Stacks ca. 1949 1 classification scheme: Richardson 3 “sub-locations”: General stack collection – Equivalent to “F”; 2 small special sub-locations: DPA and Pitney 5 size groups: “Small,” Octavo, Quarto, Folio, Elephant 15 stack shelving sequences Late 1960s - Forrestal Annex “Small” books automatically located in Annex for protection from loss Reduce stack collection division to 12 sequences 1975 - Library adopts Library of Congress Classification Arab and Clas sub-locations established (LC only) 32 stack shelving sequences Ca. 1980 - Indo & Mycen Sub-locations established 16 additional shelving sequences 2000 - Frist Campus Ctr. - SY & SYS relocated from Jones Hall to Firestone 16 additional shelving sequences
Firestone Library Reclassification Collection Organization: Current Stack Divisions 9 “Sublocations”: F, Arab, Clas, DPA, Indo, Mycen, Pitney, SY, SYS 7 Divided into 2 Classification Sequences: Richardson & LC 2 LC only sequences: Arab & Clas All class sequences subdivided into 4 Size Categories: Octavo, Quarto, Folio, Elephant Result: 64 separate shelving sequences
Firestone Library Reclassification Collection Organization: The Master Plan Firestone Master Renovation Plan Second Guiding Principle: “Improve navigability and signage in the Library. Increase linearity of the collection.” Implementation directions resulting from proposals made and agreed to by the Faculty Steering Committee on the Firestone Master Plan: Reclassification from Richardson to Library of Congress of.. Firestone collections in stacks and grad study rooms Consolidation of sub-locations into broader related collection groupings Consolidation of size groupings
Firestone Library Reclassification Collection Organization: Strategy Going Forward Reclassification of all stack and graduate study room collections from Richardson to Library of Congress. David Paton Collection of Egyptology and Assyriology (DPA) Pitney Collection on International Law and Diplomacy (Pitney) Integrated into the General Collection (F) The Indo-European Philology Collection (Indo) Mycenaean Collection (Mycen) Consolidated with the Classics Collection (Clas) Reclassify and Integrate collection currently in 2500-2999 into new (Clas) Arabic Collection (Arab) Near East Collections (SY and SYS) Consolidated into new Near East Collection (NEC) Reclassify and Integrate collection currently in 2200-2499 into new (NEC) Folios and Elephants: Two largest separately shelved size categories in all current collections Consolidated into a new “Very Large Books” (XL) Collection Result: Reduction in shelving sequences from 64 to 7
Firestone Library Reclassification Collection Organization: New Linear Stack Layout LevelCollectionDescription 3(Clas) B-BX Classics Philosophy & Psychology; Religion AC-DCHistory 1: General works, World History; History: Great Britain, France BDD-DX E-F G H J-K L N History 2: Other Countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania History 3: United States; Other Countries of North & South America Geography; Environmental Science; Anthropology Economics; Sociology Political Science; Law Education Art CP-PMLanguage & Linguistics; Literatures of Non-Western Languages PN-PZLiteratures of Western Languages; Performing Arts (Drama, Film) Q-ZNatural & Applied Sciences; Military & Naval Sciences; Library Science AGeneral Works (NEC)Near East Collections (XL)“Very Large” Books (Folios & Elephants)
Firestone Library Reclassification Ernest Cushing Richardson, 1890 THE END
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