[Classweb-users] Mural painting, special artists

Paul G Weiss pwei at loc.gov
Tue Mar 27 14:47:11 EDT 2007

This appears to be a problem only for the United States and Great Britain, as those are the only two countries for which Table N3 provides a Special artists number.  We've added see references to the schedule that will override those two table-generated numbers.  The correction will appear with tomorrow's update to Class Web.

Paul Weiss
Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Library of Congress

>>> Kay Teel <kteel at stanford.edu> 03/27/07 12:30 PM >>>
In the Hierarchy Browser:
Painting -- Mural painting and decoration -- Special regions or countries

ND2601-2877 breaks down by country using Table N3 modified, and there 
are numbers given under each country for special artists. E.g., under 
United States there is ND2639.A-Z  Special artists, A-Z

However, below ND2601-2877 there is an instruction:
Special artists
    see ND237-1113

If the instruction should override the generation of special artist 
numbers under country using Table N3, it's confusing to have the 
number presented under country as if it's valid for use. There is no 
indication next to the generated number that it should not be used. 
The instruction is easy to miss if someone is clicking away to get a 
country number. There are some items classed with ND2639 already, 
including two in the Library of Congress catalog.

Or are the special artist numbers in ND2601-2877 now valid?

Kay Teel
Serials Catalog Librarian and Cataloger for the Arts
Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources
Phone: (650) 724-7346
kteel at stanford.edu 

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