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Reading LC call numbers

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Reading LC call numbers

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

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