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    Reading LC call numbers Reading LC call numbers Presentation Transcript

    • WHAT DO ALL THOSE NUMBERS MEAN ANYWAY?
      UNDERSTANDING
      LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
      CALL NUMBERS
    • Library classification systems arrange books on the library shelves by
      a. Author
      b. Title
      c. Year of Publication
      d. Subject
      How are Books Arranged in Our Library
      ?
    • Library classification systems arrange books on the library shelves by
      a. Author
      b. Title
      c. Year of Publication
      d.Subject
      How are Books Arranged in Our Library
      ?
    • Library of Congress Classification System
      Arranges books and videos A - Z by Subject
      A General Works
      B Philosophy, Religion
      C Auxiliary sciences of history, Biography
      D History--Old World
      E-F History--America
      G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
      H Social Sciences
      J Political Science
      K Law
      L Education
      M Music scores and books on music
      N Fine Arts
      P Language and Literature
      Q Science
      R Medicine
      S Agriculture
      T Technology
      U Military Science
      V Naval Science
      Z Bibliography, Library Science
    • Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D4
      You’ve found a book with the call number BC 15.5 .D4
      How do you read this call number?
    • Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D4
      You’ve found a book with the call number BC 15.5 .D4
      How do you read this call number?
      Location in the Library - Main or Ref or Video….
    • Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D4
      You’ve found a book with the call number BC 15.5 .D4
      How do you read this call number?
      Location in the Library : Main or Ref or Video….
      Broad LC Subject Area – read alphabetically A - Z
    • Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D4
      You’ve found a book with the call number BC 15.5 .D4
      How do you read this call number?
      Location in the Library : Main or Ref or Video….
      Broad Subject Area – read alphabetically A - Z
      Narrower Subject Area – read as a regular number
    • Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D4
      You’ve found a book with the call number BC 15.5 .D4
      How do you read this call number?
      Location in the Library : Main or Ref or Video….
      Broad Subject Area – read alphabetically A - Z
      Narrower Subject Area – read as a regular number
      Read the letter A – Z and the number as a decimal
    • Let’s put these in the right order
      Main
      BC
      2
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      10
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D31
      Main
      B
      351
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D4A1
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D3
    • Main
      BC
      2
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      10
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D31
      Main
      B
      351
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D4A1
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D3
      1
    • Main
      BC
      2
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      10
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D31
      Main
      B
      351
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D4A1
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D3
      2
      1
    • Main
      BC
      2
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      10
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D31
      Main
      B
      351
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D4A1
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D3
      2
      3
      1
    • Main
      BC
      2
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      10
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D31
      Main
      B
      351
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D4A1
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D3
      2
      4
      3
      1
    • Main
      BC
      2
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      10
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D31
      Main
      B
      351
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D4A1
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D3
      2
      4
      3
      1
      5
    • Main
      BC
      2
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      10
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D31
      Main
      B
      351
      .C3
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D4A1
      Main
      BC
      15.5
      .D3
      2
      4
      3
      1
      5
      6
    • If you can put these books spines in order,
      you can find books in our Library !