LCC – Navigating the Free Schedules

On Tuesday, in a post for those learning the Library of Congress Classification scheme, we looked at how my copy of The Widening Stain has been classified in its original library.

Having looked at the Library of Congress’s free pdfs of their schedules, I left you with the challenge of unpacking the first two parts of the spine label. Let’s have a look at those together now.

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Cutting the Jargon: What’s a Cutter?

Shelfie of the Penzler ARC on an iPad and the first edition's spine

On our Instagram today we posted a little about a deaccessioned library copy of the murder mystery The Widening Stain, referencing how it was shelved and why it was classified as it was. This blog post unpacks some of the cataloguing jargon (“ALA Rules”; “Cutter”; “Book Number”) and points you towards sources for further information.

This post is written for beginning cataloguers, or those who want to know more about Library of Congress Classification and the old A.L.A. Rules.

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