[Classweb-users] PR1365 vs. PR1369

Weiss, Paul pwei at loc.gov
Thu Feb 17 08:23:23 EST 2011

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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 Laurence Creider
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:16 PM
To: classweb-users at classificationweb.net
Subject: [Classweb-users] PR1365 vs. PR1369

I am cataloging some 18th century republications of the Guardian (1713) and the Spectator (1711-1714).  When I look at the schedules, PR1365 is for 17-18th century collections of essays and PR1369 is for Special, A-Z, e.g. The Englishman, The Guardian, The Rambler, The Spectator, The Tatler.
When I checked LC's practice, there are far more versions of The Guardian and The Spectator classed in PR1365 rather than PR1369.

So my questions are which should be used?  What, if any, is the chronology of the change, and if PR1369 is to be used, could there be a clear reference in the schedule from P1364-1368 to PR1369 and a better caption than "Special?"

Thank you,
Laurence S. Creider
Special Collections Librarian
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM  88003
Work: 575-646-7227
Fax: 575-646-7477
lcreider at lib.nmsu.edu
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