[Classweb-users] Unassigned L number in PL schedule

Hideyuki Morimoto hm2106 at columbia.edu
Wed Sep 16 09:37:26 EDT 2009

Probably, this is related to author:

    LCCN:  n  80161105
    hdg.:  Levy, Ian Hideo, |d 1950-

Although this author was originally publishing works of history and 
criticism as well as translations of Japanese literature, his subsequent 
career in fiction writing is more appropriately associated with the 
Heisei period (1989- ) rather than the post-WW II part of the Showa 

Yet, even so, as already pointed out, the LCC schedule does have a gap 

    PL867-878          Heisei period, 1989-
    PL872                 J
    PL872.5               K

As is the case with other parts of the PL schedule, a new LCC number 
between PL872 and PL872.5 may be proposable through SACO in this case.

Each time there is a need with a work newly cataloged for the local 
collection, I myself have been filing with Coop such a proposal for a new 
LCC number for PL, such as:

    Chinese literature--Individual authors and works--2001-

       PL2946.8       Linga - Lingz

       PL2972.3       Yea - Yez


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On Tue, 15 Sep 2009, Anna M Ferris wrote:

> What procedure should be followed to assign a call number for authors whose
> names begin with L in the PL schedule for Japanese Literature?  In
> particular, for the Showa period, 1945-1989.  The schedule (PL821-866) has
> an L designation for the preceding period (i.e., Showa period 1926-1945) but
> none exists for PL844-866 (Showa period, 1945-1989).  For that matter, there
> is no L designation for the subsequent period PL867-878 (Heisei period,
> 1989-) either.
> Anna M. Ferris
> Head, Special Collections & Archives Cataloging
> University of Colorado at Boulder
> Norlin Library
> 184 UCB
> Boulder, CO 80309-0184
> (Phone)  303-492-4534; (Fax)  303-492-0494
> anna.ferris at colorado.edu
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