[Classweb-users] PT881-951

Weiss, Paul pwei at loc.gov
Mon Sep 27 09:05:54 EDT 2010

PT905-PT906 should have been parenthesized, but were not.  This will be corrected with tomorrow's update to Class Web.

The intention is that only those numbers that are NOT parenthesized are valid for use.  All topics represented by parenthesized numbers are classed either in GR or elsewhere in PT.  More explicit see references will be added with tomorrow's update to Class Web in order to make this clearer.

Paul Weiss
Library of Congress
Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate
Policy and Standards Division

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From: classweb-users-bounces at classificationweb.net [mailto:classweb-users-bounces at classificationweb.net] On Behalf Of Casey A Mullin
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 5:05 PM
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Subject: [Classweb-users] PT881-951

  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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