[Classweb-users] PT881-951

Casey A Mullin cmullin at stanford.edu
Fri Sep 24 17:04:50 EDT 2010

  Happy Friday,

I'm a bit perplexed by this array of numbers. In seeming accordance with 
the instruction at the head of the range, "For general works on folk 
literature, see GR", many of the numbers appear with parentheses. 
However, many do not. For example, PT887 (History. Origins. Medieval...) 
is not bracketed, though PT889 (Modern) is. Confusing also is the 
instruction "For general works on folk literature", since most numbers 
for more specific topics are bracketed. Is the intent that *all* 
collections of/works about folk literature be classed in GR? If not, 
what is the intended distinction between those works appropriate for PT, 
and those for GR? This is not clear.


Casey A. Mullin
Discovery Metadata Librarian
Metadata Development Unit
Stanford University Libraries
cmullin at stanford.edu


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