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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

DDC number building for shelf arrangement

Julianne Beall

Assistant Editor, DDC

Library of Congress

July 4, 2006

Vienna


Broad outline
Broad outline

  • Part 1. Elements of typical call numbers

  • Part 2. Class numbers

  • Part 3. Book numbers and other methods of subarrangement


Part 1 elements of typical call numbers
Part 1. Elements of typical call numbers

  • Call number = class number + book number (or other method of alphabetic subarrangement)

  • Example:

  • 641.5972

  • .B3433


Call number
Call number

  • A set of letters, numerals or other symbols (in combination or alone) used by a library to identify a specific copy of a work. A call number consists of the class number and book number (or Cutter number).

  • It may also contain other data such as date, volume number, copy number and location symbol.


Class number
Class number

  • Notation that designates the class to which a given item belongs.

  • Example: 641.5972 Cooking characteristic of Mexico

  • Used for Rick Bayless's Mexican kitchen :capturing the vibrant flavors of a world-class cuisine


Book number
Book number

  • The part of a call number that distinguishes a specific item from other items within the same class number, also called a Cutter number. A book number is composed of letters from the author's name and numbers.

  • Example: .B3433 for Bayless, Rick

    • From OCLC Cutter Four-Figure Table


Other method of alphabetic subarrangement
Other method of alphabetic subarrangement

  • Instead of formal book numbers, many libraries prefer simple methods of alphabetic subarrangement

  • Example: Bay for Bayless, Rick


Part 2 class numbers
Part 2. Class numbers

  • Broad classification and logical abridgment

  • Building with tables (numbered auxiliary tables)

  • Building with add tables

  • Building with other add notes


Broad classification
Broad classification

  • The classification of works in broad categories by logical abridgment, even when more specific numbers are available, e.g., the use of 641.5 Cooking instead of 641.5972 Mexican cooking for a cookbook of Mexican recipes.


Logical abridgment
Logical abridgment

  • The abridged number is the same as the full number, but shorter

  • The number is abridged at a logical place


Abridged edition
Abridged edition

  • A shortened version of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system that is a logical truncation of the notational and structural hierarchy of the corresponding full edition on which it is based. The abridged edition is intended for general collections of 20,000 titles or less.


Segmentation marks or
Segmentation marks (/ or ‘)

  • Records from Library of Congress and Library and Archives Canada include segmentation marks in Dewey class numbers

  • These marks show end of abridged number

  • The slash (/) appears in MARC records

  • The prime mark (‘) appears in Cataloging in Publication printed in books


Example of segmentation
Example of segmentation

  • 641.5/6314

  • The abridged number (641.5) means cooking

  • The full number (641.56314) means cooking for people with diabetes

  • Never include segmentation marks in call numbers


Building with tables numbered auxiliary tables
Building with tables (numbered auxiliary tables)

  • Numbers from auxiliary tables are never used alone for shelf arrangement

  • They may, however, be used alone in a database for resource discovery

  • Today we won’t be able to cover all six auxiliary tables; we will cover the following tables:


Tables to be covered today
Tables to be covered today

  • Table 2. Geographic Areas, Historical Periods, Persons

  • Table 1. Standard Subdivisions

  • Table 3A. Subdivisions for Works by or about Individual Authors

  • Table 3B. Subdivisions for Works by or about More than One Author

  • Table 5. Ethnic and National Groups


Table 2 geographic areas historical periods persons
Table 2. Geographic Areas, Historical Periods, Persons

  • 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—09 from Table 1) with any number from the schedules, e.g., wages (331.29) in Japan (T2—52 in this table): 331.2952 ; railroad transportation (385) in Brazil (T2—81 in this table): 385.0981


641 593 641 599 cooking characteristic of specific continents countries localities
641.593-641.599 Cooking characteristic of specific continents, countries, localities

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

641.59+[T2—]75=641.5975


641 59 t2 436 641 59436 etc
641.59+[T2—]436=641.59436 (etc.) continents, countries, localities

  • 641.59436 Austrian cooking

  • 641.5943613 Cooking of Vienna

  • 641.5944 French cooking

  • 641.59442 Cooking of Normandy

  • 641.59449 Cooking of Provence


641 59 t2 45 641 5945 etc
641.59+[T2 continents, countries, localities—]45=641.5945 (etc.)

  • 641.5945 Italian cooking

  • 641.59455 Cooking of Tuscany

  • 641.59458 Cooking of Sicily

  • 641.595 Asian cooking

  • 641.5951 Chinese cooking

  • 641.5952 Japanese cooking


Facet
Facet continents, countries, localities

  • Any of the various categories into which a given class may be divided, e.g., division of the class "people" into the categories of ethnicity, age, education and language spoken. Each category contains terms based on a single characteristic of division, e.g., children, adolescents and adults are characteristics of division of the "ages" category.


Facet indicator
Facet indicator continents, countries, localities

  • A digit used to introduce notation representing a characteristic of the subject. For example, "0" is often used as a facet indicator to introduce standard subdivision concepts.


Rule for logical abridgment
Rule for logical abridgment continents, countries, localities

  • Never abridge a number so as to leave a “0” or other facet indicator at the end, in the part following the decimal point

  • Dewey numbers may end with “0” before the decimal point

  • Examples:630 is O.K.

  • 630.90 is not O.K.

  • 630.9 is O.K.


Table 1 standard subdivisions
Table 1. Standard Subdivisions continents, countries, localities

  • The following notation is never used alone, but may be used as required with any regular schedule number, e.g., workbooks (T1—076 in this table) in arithmetic (513): 513.076. When adding to a number from the schedules, always insert a decimal point between the third and fourth digits of the complete number


T1 09 historical geographic persons treatment
T1—09 Historical, geographic, persons treatment continents, countries, localities

  • T1—092 Persons

    Biography, autobiography, description and critical appraisal of work, diaries . . .

    Class here treatment of individuals

  • T1—093-T1—099 Treatment by specific continents, countries, localities; extraterrestrial worlds


T1 09 historical geographic persons treatment1
T1—09 Historical, geographic, persons treatment continents, countries, localities

  • T1—093-T1—099 Treatment by specific continents, countries, localities; extraterrestrial worlds

    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


630 agriculture and related technologies
630  Agriculture and related technologies continents, countries, localities

  • Standard subdivisions are added for agriculture and related technologies together, for agriculture alone

  • 630.9     Agriculture—history

  • 630.92        Agricultural workers, farmers


63 t1 09 t2 4 630 94 etc
63+[T1—]09+[T2—]4=630.94 (etc.) continents, countries, localities

  • 630.94 Agriculture—Europe

  • 630.9436  Agriculture—Austria

  • 630.94363 Agriculture—Salzburg province

  • 630.944 Agriculture—France

  • 630.94438 Agriculture—Lorraine

  • 630.945 Agriculture—Italy


634 9 t1 09 634 909 etc
634.9+[T1—]09=634.909 (etc.) continents, countries, localities

  • 634.9 Forestry

  • 634.909 Forestry—history

  • 634.9092 Foresters

  • 634.9094 Forestry—Europe

  • 634.909436 Forestry—Austria


Table 5 ethnic and national groups
Table 5. Ethnic and National Groups continents, countries, localities

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


Table 5 ethnic and national groups 2
Table 5. Ethnic and National Groups (2) continents, countries, localities

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


305 805 305 89 specific ethnic and national groups
305.805-305.89 Specific ethnic and national groups continents, countries, localities

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

305.8+[T5—]951+0+[T2—]94= 305.8951094


305 8 t5 31 etc
305.8+[T5—]31 (etc.) continents, countries, localities

  • 305.831 Germans

  • 305.835 Swiss

  • 305.836 Austrians

  • 305.841 French

  • 305.851 Italians


305 8 t5 41 0 t2 494 305 8410494
305.8+[T5—]41+0+[T2—]494= continents, countries, localities305.8410494

  • 305.835 Swiss

  • 305.836 Austrians

  • 305.841 French

  • 305.8410494 French-speaking Swiss

  • 305.851 Italians

  • 305.8510494 Italian-speaking Swiss


830 1 838 subdivisions of german literature
830.1-838  Subdivisions of German literature continents, countries, localities

  • Add to base number 83 as instructed at beginning of Table 3, e.g., a collection of German literature 830.8

  • T3B—08  Collections of literary texts in more than one form

  • 83+[T3B—]08=830.8


Table 3b subdivisions for works by or about more than one author
Table 3B. Subdivisions for Works by or about More than One Author

  • T3B—08  Collections of literary texts in more than one form

  • T3B—09  History, description, critical appraisal of works in more than one form

  • 830.8 German literature—collections

  • 830.9 German literature—history and criticism


830 1 838 subdivisions of german literature1
830.1-838  Subdivisions of German literature Author

  • Add to base number 83 as instructed at beginning of Table 3, e.g., a collection of German literature 830.8

  • PERIOD TABLE

    . . . . .

  • 912 1900-1945

  • 914 1945-1990

  • 92 1990-


Table 3a subdivisions for works by or about individual authors
Table 3A. Subdivisions for Works by or about Individual Authors

  • T3A—1              Poetry

  • T3A—11-T3A—19      Poetry of specific periods

    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


83 t3a 1 912 831 912 etc
83+[T3A—]1+912=831.912 (etc.) Authors

  • Specific literature (German) + specific form (poetry) + literary period (1900-1945) (etc.)

  • 831.912 German poetry—1900-1945

  • 831.914 German poetry—1945-1990

  • 831.92 German poetry—1990-


598 aves birds
598 *Aves (Birds) Authors

Class here land birds, ornithology

*Add as instructed under 592-599



592 599 specific taxonomic groups of animals
592-599  Specific taxonomic groups of animals Authors

Except for modifications shown under specific entries, add to each subdivision identified by * as follows:

  • 1 General topics of natural history of animals

    Add to base number 1 the numbers following 591 in 591.3-591.7, e.g., beneficial animals 163

  • 598+1+[591.]63=598.163


1 as facet indicator
“1” as facet indicator Authors

  • In the add table at 592-599, “1” introduces the facet: General topics of natural history of animals

  • Never abridge a number built using this add table with the facet indicator “1” at the end of the number after the decimal point

  • “1” is also used as facet indicator elsewhere in life sciences (570-590) and in music (780)


598 1 591 63 598 163
598+1+[591.]63=598.163 Authors

  • 591 Specific topics in natural history of animals

  • 591.6 Miscellaneous nontaxonomic kinds of animals

  • 591.63 Beneficial animals


598 1 591 38 598 138 etc
598+1+[591.]38=598.138 (etc.) Authors

  • 598.138 Birds—evolution

  • 598.139 Baby birds

  • 598.1468 Eggs—birds

  • 598.15 Behavior—birds

  • 598.156 Life cycle—birds

  • 598.1564 Birds' nests

  • 598.1568 Migratory birds

  • 598.176 Aquatic birds


338 4 secondary industries and services
338.4  Secondary industries and services Authors

  • 338.47001-338.47999 Subdivisions for products and services

    Add to base number 338.47 notation 001-999, e.g., gasoline production industry 338.4766553827, tourist industry 338.4791 . . . .


338 47 004 338 47004 etc
338.47+004=338.47004 (etc.) Authors

  • 338.47004 Computer industry

  • 338.47004678 Internet industry

  • 338.470705 Publishing industry

  • 338.47374013  Adult vocational education and training services industry


338 47 6151 338 476151 etc
338.47+6151=338.476151 (etc.) Authors

  • 338.476151 Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) industry

  • 338.476205 Nanotechnology industry

  • 338.47621381 Electronic equipment industry

  • 338.4762382 Shipbuilding industry


338 47 624 338 47624 etc
338.47+624=338.47624 (etc.) Authors

  • 338.47624 Construction industry

  • 338.4764794 Hotel industry

  • 338.4764795 Food services industry

  • 338.4766 Chemical industries

  • 338.476621 Fireworks industry


338 47 664853 338 47664853 etc
338.47+664853=338.47664853 (etc.) Authors

  • 338.47664853 Frozen vegetables industry

  • 338.476649 Meat processing industry

  • 338.4766492 Beef processing industry

  • 338.4766493 Chicken (Meat) processing industry


338 47 666 338 47666 etc
338.47+666=338.47666 (etc.) Authors

  • 338.47666 Ceramics industry

  • 338.476691 Iron industry—metallurgy

  • 338.47669142 Steel industry—metallurgy

  • 338.47674 Lumber industry

  • 338.47674142 Hardwood lumber industry

  • 338.4767483 Composite woods industry


Part 3 book numbers and other methods of subarrangement
Part 3. Book numbers and other methods of subarrangement Authors

  • All methods of subarrangement are optional and not part of DDC proper

  • Many different methods of subarrangement are used in Dewey libraries

  • In a very few places in the DDC there are instructions for subarrangement—but they are optional


Arrange alphabetically
Arrange alphabetically Authors

  • Rare instruction in DDC

  • Always optional

  • 006.74 Markup languages

    Arrange alphabetically by name of language, e.g., XML

  • 006.74

  • .X6


Arrange chronologically
Arrange chronologically Authors

  • Rare instruction in DDC

  • Optional

  • 796.98 Winter Olympic games

    Arrange specific games chronologically

  • 796.98

  • 2006


Individual biographies
Individual biographies Authors

  • Arrange alphabetically by name of biographee

  • Example: biography of forester Emile Grandjean

  • 634.9092

  • .G764


Double cuttering
Double Cuttering Authors

  • If you use Cutter numbers to arrange alphabetically by topic (e.g., name of biographee), you may then add a second Cutter number for the author’s name.

  • As with all forms of subarrangement, double Cuttering is not part of DDC proper


Example of double cuttering
Example of double Cuttering Authors

  • Biography of forester Emile Grandjean

  • Grandjean : man of the forests

    By Gordon S. Bowen

  • 634.9092

  • .G764B6754


Dewey cutter program
Dewey Cutter Program Authors

  • http://www.oclc.org/dewey/support/program/default.htm

  • Free download

  • OCLC Four-Figure Cutter Tables

    • Compatible with Cutter Three-Figure Author Table

    • Compatible with Cutter-Sanborn Three-Figure Author Table



Cutter four figure table examples
Cutter Four-Figure Table: examples Authors

  • Sa565 (Sanders, Margaret)

  • Sch721 (Schreiber, Albert)

  • Sch723 (Schreiber, John)

  • Sch7243 (Schreiber, Nancy)

  • Sch7247 (Schreiber, Robert)

  • Sch725 (Schreiber, William)

  • St835 (Streeter, Joan)


Cutter sanborn four figure table examples
Cutter-Sanborn Four-Figure Table: examples Authors

  • S2156 (Sanders, Margaret)

  • S3781 (Schreiber, Albert)

  • S3783 (Schreiber, John)

  • S37843 (Schreiber, Nancy)

  • S37845 (Schreiber, Robert)

  • S37847 (Schreiber, William)

  • S9154 (Streeter, Joan)


Other methods of alphabetic subarrangement
Other methods of alphabetic subarrangement Authors

  • Many libraries use all or part of an author’s name for alphabetic subarrangement


Example of another method of alphabetic subarrangement
Example of another method of alphabetic subarrangement Authors

Sanders

Schreiber, A

Schreiber, J

Schreiber, N

Schreiber, R

Schreiber, W

Streeter


Resources and links 1
Resources and links (1) Authors

  • ddc-deutsch:

  • http://www.ddc-deutsch.de/

  • Dewey Cutter Program:

  • http://www.oclc.org/dewey/support/program/default.htm


Resources and links 2
Resources and links (2) Authors

  • Comaromi, John P. Book numbers: a historical study and practical guide to their use. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1981

  • Lehnus, Donald J. Book numbers: history, principles, and application. Chicago: American Library Association, 1980


Resources and links 3
Resources and links (3) Authors

  • Online DDC Catalogs:

  • http://www.oclc.org/dewey/about/worldwide/default.htm


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