pwei at loc.gov
Fri Jul 2 09:28:32 EDT 2010
The .W25 Cutter for Wallonia will be added with tomorrow's update to Class Web. No proposal is needed.
Library of Congress
Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate
Policy and Standards Division
From: classweb-users-bounces at classificationweb.net [mailto:classweb-users-bounces at classificationweb.net] On Behalf Of Casey A Mullin
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 5:59 PM
To: classweb-users at classificationweb.net
Subject: [Classweb-users] DH801
Caption: History of Belgium--Local history and description--Provinces, regions, etc., A-Z
Currently there is no number established for "Wallonia", though LC has used .W25 dozens of times. There is no "e.g.", so I would be glad to make a proposal for my work in hand. However, I notice that Flanders has an extensive span of numbers, with the usual breakdown of subtopics. I wonder if LC might opt to establish a similar range for Wallonia, or leave it at one cutter (.W25).
Interesting to note that there is a number for Walloons (DH492.W3), under "Ethnography--Individual elements in the population." Some works on Wallonia seem to have been classed here, but the conflation of ethnographic works with historical works on a geographic area (that happens to consist mostly of said ethnic group) gives me pause. Thoughts?
Casey A. Mullin
Discovery Metadata Librarian
Metadata Development Unit
Stanford University Libraries
cmullin at stanford.edu
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