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Library of Congress Classification Tutorial: Tutorial: Review

Learn the basics of Library of Congress Classification with these brief tutorials.

Review

Review

• A final example of correctly ordered call numbers:


K

558
.A23342
M827

1997

K

558
.A23342
M83

2008

K

558
.A2845
B773

1977

K

564
.T3369
C43

2000

K

564
.T575
C4

2000

 

• Remember that the first numbers in a call number are read as whole numbers, but the Cutter numbers are read as decimals. A book may have two Cutter numbers. If the Cutter numbers become confusing, add zeros to the end of the smaller number to give them both the same amount of digits.

• Volume and copy numbers are also read as whole numbers.

• Check all the carts and study tables for books to shelve.

• Be sure to bring the books to the edge of the shelf when edging.

• Do not rush when shelving or shelf-reading. It is important that you take your time so that the task is done correctly with as few errors as possible. We do not expect perfection, but we do want to minimize errors.