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Call numbers should reflect the general subject of the material and indicate a unique location.

 


When your bibliographic record has a COMPLETE call number

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There is a handout for the title cutters. If you don't have one see your supervisor. 


Add the date to the monograph call numbers

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    1976?                         use 1976
    ca. 1976                      use 1976
    1981, cl980                   use 1981
    1971, cl972                   use 1972
    1979 [i.e.1978]               use 1978 
    1962 or 1963                  use 1962
    1969 (1973 printing)          use 1969 
    1980 printing, c1957          use 1957
    1979 [distributed] 1980       use 1979
    1979-1981 use 1979            use 1977
    between 1977 and 1980         use 1978
    1978/79 [i.e. 1978 or 1979]   use 1978
    1977 (cover 1978)             use 1970z [if corporate body, use 1970]
    197-                          use 1970z [if corporate body, use 1970]
    197-?                         use 1900z [if corporate body, use 1900]
    19--                          use 1900z [if corporate body, use 1900]
    19--?                         use 1900z [if corporate body, use 1900]

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2. Special situations.

====Congress or conference headings==== If the date of a congress or conference is present in the heading, use the date of the congress or conference. If a date is not present, use the imprint date.

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use 1985 in the call number 


3. Exceptions to adding a date

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.L319 Ukranian translation 


  • If you have a language not on the list. See a supervisor and we will add it locally.

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The following call numbers cause problems:

-PZPZ    https://answers.syr.edu/display/library/Callnumbers

-PS8001-PS8599 for Canadian literature

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  • If you feel confident in your call number assignment, use it and finish processing the title, if you are far less than confident, give the suggested call number to your supervisor.

 


When your record has No call number

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  • If you feel confident in your call number assignment, use it and finish processing the title, if you are far less than confident, give the suggested call number to your supervisor.

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Fiction

Call number selection in the case of fiction is fortunately simplified by the fact that the authority record for the author (should) contain(s) the unique call number assigned to the author/artist. When this happens, use it and be thankful. If not, go to the catalog (Voyager or LOC -- use the OPACs for this, it's easier) and search for the author/artist and use the call number found there to be customary for that individual. Failing at this, identify a contemporary of the author who has an authority record and call number and follow the rules obtained by looking that author up in classweb (lookup by call number identified, of course). Don't forget to consider that a book about an author is not the same as a work of fiction by the author. Classweb will address this, too.

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