741.5 or graphic novels in the DDC. Julianne Beall Assistant Editor, DDC 7 April 2006 Colloque International sur la Médiation de la Bande Dessinée en Bibliothèque. Outline. Discussions leading to new 741.5 741.5 vs. subject in 001-999 Why the 700s (instead of the 800s)?
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Assistant Editor, DDC
7 April 2006
Colloque International sur la Médiation de la Bande Dessinée en Bibliothèque
Why are fictional graphic novels classed in the 700s instead of the 800s?
General DDC rule:
When fictional narrative is presented primarily visually, or when graphics and text are equally important, prefer 700 over 800
First of two rule: The rule instructing that works dealing equally with two subjects that are not used to introduce or explain one another are classed in the number coming first in the schedules or tables
700 The arts Fine and decorative arts
. . . for literature, see 800
The same preference for 700 holds for a combination of