Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Intermediate

Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Intermediate

Begin teaching users how to assign call numbers using 2 cutters.

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Learn how to use special LCC mechanisms like topical cuttering and tables to accomplish subarrangement of materials within a range or class number. Provides a lot of practice with literature classification, where these approaches are heavily used. (Starts from the point of an already established base class number. Does not cover classification for legal, musical, or cartographic works.)


1. Become familiar with LCC mechanisms for base class number extension, including:

    1. schedule-specific tables
    2. built-in lists of topical cutters
    3. cataloger-supplied topical cutters
    4. cataloger-supplied literary author numbers (LANs)
    5. dates of events

2. Learn to apply these extension mechanisms, with a special focus on P schedule tables and cuttering conventions.

3. Get an introduction to using the LCC PDFs and ClassWeb as different tools for navigating these more complex parts of the schedules.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Date & Time March 23-24-25, 2021
10am - 12pm Eastern
9am - 11am Central
Instructor Autumn Faulkner
Prerequisites Assigning LC Call Numbers: Basic workshop or comparable knowledge and a familiarity of Classification Web or the print Classification books & OCLC Authorities.
Credits This workshop has been approved for 6 General Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana library staff.
Audience ALL
Topic Cataloging

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Venue/Technical Information

Online via Zoom

Vendor MCLS

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Instructor: Autumn Faulkner

Autumn Faulkner supervises copy catalogers at Michigan State University Libraries, where she started as an original cataloger working on monographs, non-English materials, and music. Her current interests include user-friendly workflows and documentation, equitable and ethical metadata practices, and keeping a weather eye on evolving linked data approaches and environments.


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Date(s) and time(s):
March 23-24-25, 2021
10am - 12pm Eastern
9am - 11am Central

Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 99.00
Non-Member Price: $ 199.00

Group Registration Pricing
Member Group Price: $ 249.00
Non-Member Group Price: $ 349.00
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