DDC number building for shelf arrangement. Julianne Beall Assistant Editor, DDC Library of Congress July 4, 2006 Vienna. Broad outline. Part 1. Elements of typical call numbers Part 2. Class numbers Part 3. Book numbers and other methods of subarrangement.
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DDC number building for shelf arrangement
Assistant Editor, DDC
Library of Congress
July 4, 2006
Add to base number 641.59 notation T2—3-T2—9 from Table 2 , e.g., Southern cooking (United States) 641.5975
T2—75 Southeastern United States (South Atlantic states)
Class here southern states
Biography, autobiography, description and critical appraisal of work, diaries . . .
Class here treatment of individuals
Add to base number T1—09 notation T2—3-T2—9 from Table 2, e.g., the subject in North America T1—097, in Brazil T1—0981
The following numbers are never used alone, but may be used as required (either directly when so noted or through the interposition of notation T1—089 from Table 1) with any number from the schedules, e.g., civil and political rights ( 323.11 ) of Navajo Indians ( T5—9726 in this table): 323.119726 ; ceramic arts ( 738 ) of Jews ( T5—924 in this table): 738.089924 . They may also be used when so noted with numbers from other tables, e.g., notation T2—174 from Table 2
Except where instructed otherwise, and unless it is redundant, add 0 to the number from this table and to the result add notation T2—1 or T2—3-T2—9 from Table 2 for area in which a group is or was located, e.g., Germans in Brazil T5—31081 , but Germans in Germany T5—31 ; Jews in Germany or Jews from Germany T5—924043
Add to base number 305.8 notation T5—05-T5—9 from Table 5, e.g., comprehensive works on Jews 305.8924, Chinese 305.8951, Chinese Australians 305.8951094, Inuit 305.89712
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Add to T3A—1 notation from the period table for the specific literature in 810-890, e.g., earliest period T3A—11; do not add standard subdivisions
Class here land birds, ornithology
*Add as instructed under 592-599
Except for modifications shown under specific entries, add to each subdivision identified by * as follows:
Add to base number 1 the numbers following 591 in 591.3-591.7, e.g., beneficial animals 163
Add to base number 338.47 notation 001-999, e.g., gasoline production industry 338.4766553827, tourist industry 338.4791 . . . .
Arrange alphabetically by name of language, e.g., XML
Arrange specific games chronologically
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