[Classweb-users] Table HV8157/2

Philip Lincoln plincoln at mars.ocs.mq.edu.au
Thu Mar 2 17:30:07 EST 2006

Dear Classweb Users,

My apologies that I didn't frame my query clearly.
I have no problem with the HV8157/2 Table having both a division 'By region
or state, A-Z' and a 'By city, A-Z'. Of course this is a long-standing
design. My query was really directed at the business of having two Cutter
numbers when dealing with 'By region or state' and the main entry
represented by only an extra digit, whereas with 'By city' the first cutter
goes straight to the 'city' and the main entry gets a *whole* Cutter number.
This creates some amount of confusion amongst our shelflisters. They always
have to come back to the cataloguer to check, on account of there being
nowhere to store such information for them in a fully-automated library
system, as we were able to do with the card shelflist.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul G Weiss" <pwei at loc.gov>
To: <plincoln at mars.ocs.mq.edu.au>; <classweb-users at sun8.loc.gov>
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 12:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Classweb-users] Table HV8157/2

> This provision for separate local breakdowns at the state or regional
level and at the city level goes back as far as the 1950 edition of Class H.
If the Dersham version does not provide the two breakdowns, it does not
reflect Library of Congress practice.
> Paul Weiss
> Cataloging Policy and Support Office
> Library of Congress
> >>> "Philip Lincoln" <plincoln at mars.ocs.mq.edu.au> 03/01/06 9:52 PM >>>
> Dear Classweb Users,
> Just wondering why it is necessary in Table HV8157/2 (for 1 number
countries) under Local / By region or state, A-Z to have .A5A-.A5Z *but* By
city, A-Z is simply .A6-.Z? The Dershem printed version of the schedule has
.A5-.Z adjacent to "Local" whereas Classweb does not. I believe there is no
need for the separate .A5 cutter number, .A5-.Z is sufficient.
> Cheers,
> Philip.
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