[Classweb-users] BM176

Weiss, Paul pwei at loc.gov
Fri Jan 28 12:43:54 EST 2011

The Library of Congress follows the rule given in the Classification and Shelflisting Manual, F 320, sec. 1.b.(1):

	"Assign the class number that corresponds to the earliest period on which the work focuses when the work in hand covers several of the time spans listed under the topic in question."

It is not unusual for time spans that are provided in the classification schedules to differ from period subdivisions that have been established under subject headings.

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 Gene Fieg
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 2:33 PM
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Subject: [Classweb-users] BM176

BM176 only takes us to 70 A.D.  Yet some books that discuss early Judaism, use the chrononological subdiv.: 586 B.C.-210 A.D. There doesn't seem to be a class for that longer stretch for the history of Judaism. Time to put a scope note in BM176?  Or subdivide it by decimals.
Anyway, the class does not match the chronological subdiv.

Gene Fieg
Cataloger/Serials Librarian
Claremont School of Theology
gfieg at cst.edu
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