[Classweb-users] BR45 vs. BR53

Casey A Mullin cmullin at stanford.edu
Thu Mar 24 12:06:14 EDT 2011

Hello CW,

I am having a difficult time ascertaining the scope of these two 
numbers. My work is a compilation of theological writings/Christian 
literature spanning all time periods. It is a multivolume work, so my 
first inclination was to use BR45. however, the caption at BR53 is 
"Selections (Several authors)". Many of these texts are excerpts of 
larger works, so this number would be appropriate as well.

A look at the LC shelflist is not incredibly illuminating, except to 
show that BR45 has been used quite a bit more often, mostly for large 
analyzed sets.

Am I missing something?


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


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