[Classweb-users] cutter from the Cutter Table or from G300 ?

John Hostage hostage at law.harvard.edu
Wed May 27 17:42:07 EDT 2015

I don't think there is any requirement to use either a cutter table or G300.  There is no important distinction between them.  G300 is just a list where certain cutters have already been worked out, but you're not required to use it.  The important thing is to be consistent with what you have in your shelflist.  LC has many titles using .G4, probably going back many years.  Your last guess was probably the correct one.  LC started with that and kept using it.  It's not at all unusual to use one-digit cutters for major countries.

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Subject: [Classweb-users] cutter from the Cutter Table or from G300 ?

010    2015394665
040  DLC ǂb eng ǂe rda ǂc DLC ǂd OHX ǂd QGK
0167 1062647513 ǂ2 GyFmDB
020  9783421046833 (hd. bd. : FSC paper)
020  3421046832 (hd. bd. : FSC paper)
0243 9783421046833
042  pcc
043  e-gx--- ǂa a-is---
05000DS119.8.G4 ǂb D56 2015
072 7DS ǂ2 lcco
049  QGKA
1001 Diner, Dan, ǂd 1946-
24510Rituelle Distanz : ǂb Israels deutsche Frage / ǂc Dan Diner.
250  1. Auflage.
264 1München : ǂb Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, ǂc [2015]
300  170 pages : ǂb illustrations ; ǂc 22 cm
336  text ǂ2 rdacontent
337  unmediated ǂ2 rdamedia
338  volume ǂ2 rdacarrier
504  Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-167) and index.
651 0Germany ǂx Foreign relations ǂz Israel.
651 0Israel ǂx Foreign relations ǂz Germany.
650 0Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) ǂx Influence.
DS119.8.A-Z History of Asia<javascript:parent.GoTo('up',%20'&span=DS119.8.G4&max=0&key=_00DS119_2E8_2EA_00DS119_2E8_2EZ_009_00',%20null)>—Israel (Palestine). The Jews<javascript:parent.GoTo('up',%20'&span=DS119.8.G4&max=1&key=_00DS119_2E8_2EA_00DS119_2E8_2EZ_009_00',%20null)>—History<javascript:parent.GoTo('up',%20'&span=DS119.8.G4&max=2&key=_00DS119_2E8_2EA_00DS119_2E8_2EZ_009_00',%20null)>—Political and diplomatic history. Foreign and general relations<javascript:parent.GoTo('up',%20'&span=DS119.8.G4&max=3&key=_00DS119_2E8_2EA_00DS119_2E8_2EZ_009_00',%20null)>—Relations with individual countries, A-Z
G4 = Germany

Dear colleagues,

My question is: is the A-Z in cases like this one ‘just’ a cutter from the Cutter Table or should it be taken from G300 Classification and Shelflisting Manual<http://desktop.loc.gov/search?view=document&id=43&fq=coreresources|true> — Shelflisting<http://desktop.loc.gov/search?view=document&id=Infobasescmclsl67&fq=coreresources|true> — General<http://desktop.loc.gov/search?view=document&id=Infobasescmclsl68&fq=coreresources|true> — G 300 Regions and Countries Table<http://desktop.loc.gov/search?view=document&id=Infobasescmclsl0Dash0Dash0Dash654&fq=coreresources|true> ?
Trying to answer my own question:
I think it is a cutter rather than something from G300 (in that case you’d rather expect G3 for Germany).
But on the other hand why only one digit  for Germany, if it is a cuter from the Cutter Table?
Because  LC once – when one digit for cuttering was normal - started that way?

I’m a bit puzzled, but hopefully someone can help me!

Met vriendelijke groet / Kind regards,

Aad van Duijn

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