[Classweb-users] Correlation display problem

Pietris, Mary Kay mpie at loc.gov
Wed Sep 2 07:05:34 EDT 2015

Until the early 70s HD6138 represented locals of Great Britain because the four-number table was applied to the country as a whole.  The arrangement now in HD6135-H6138 is a 70's development.  LC does not ordinarily reclass books when call numbers are changed.  In LC four older books on woman labor in London are classed in HD6138.L7, two newer ones are in HD6136.Z6 L66+.

Mary K. D. Pietris, Cataloging Policy Specialist
Library of Congress
Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate 
Policy and Standards Division

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From: Classweb-users [mailto:classweb-users-bounces at classificationweb.net] On Behalf Of John Hostage
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:14 PM
To: Doug Kariel; classweb-users
Subject: Re: [Classweb-users] Correlation display problem

The correlation tool just searches the call number against the LC catalog and returns subject headings that are found on the records.  The records with those cutters you found are over 100 years old, before Ireland was an independent country!  It's possible that the classification schedule has changed in the meantime but the bib records weren't changed.

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From: Classweb-users [classweb-users-bounces at classificationweb.net] on behalf of Doug Kariel [dougk at athabascau.ca]
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 16:32
To: classweb-users
Subject: [Classweb-users] Correlation display problem


I'm sending this to this list with hopes that this is the correct place to note errors in Class Web.

We did a LC class number to LC Subject heading correlation. We searched for HD 6138

We got
Women--Employment--England--Liverpool [Topical] (1)

Women--Employment [Topical] (1)
Women--Employment--England--London [Topical] (1)

HD6138 is actually for Ireland. It should be HD 6136

BTW, I'm not sure that the cutters are allowed as I don't see anything about a local cutter in the schedule.

Thanks in advance.


Doug Kariel
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