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USA Marx Library Training Program for Student Assistants: LCC Practicum 2

LCC 2

LCC Practicum 2

Take a look at the following call numbers and decide if they are in the right order. What are the differences between each call number?


PN

197.52
.G59567
B76
1989

PN

197.6
.G59567
B76
1989

PN

197.649
.G59567
B76
1989

PN

197.68
.G59567
B76
1989

 

They are in the correct order. The only difference is in the subject number lines. Now look at the next example. Are the call numbers in the right order? What is the difference between each of the call numbers?

 

Z

1003.3
.E85
S7613
1999
c.1

ZA

1003.3
.E85
S7613
1999
c.1

ZA

1003.3
.E85
S7613
1999
c.3

 

These are also in the correct order. The difference between the first call number and the other two is that the first one contains Z while the other two both contain ZA. The difference between the second and the third call numbers is the copy number. It is important to pay careful attention to the small details. It can be very easy to pass over an incorrectly shelved book when you do not carefully inspect the entire call number.


The following example is ordered incorrectly. How should they be ordered?

 

DA

247.3

.A637

F22

2006

DB

766

.H266

B76

 


DB

766

.H2556

B76

2003


DB

766

.H2556

B132

2009


 

 

DG

247.1

.H502

C821

2000




DC

325.5

.H567

C81

2000


 

 

The correct order is as follows:

DA

247.3

.A637

F22

2006

DB

766

.H2556

B132

2009

DB

766

.H2556

B76

2003

DB

766

.H266

B76


 

 

DC

325.5

.H567

C81

2000



DG

247.1

.H502

C821

2000