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Procedures for Literature Materials

PQ1-3999 French Literature PR English Literature

PQ4001-5991 Italian Literature PS American Literature

PQ6001-8921 Spanish Literature PT1-4897 German Literature

PQ9001-9991 Portuguese Literature PT5001-9999 Dutch & Scandinavian Literature

Individual authors of the twentieth century are assigned a class number that represents the first letter of the author's last name. The cutter number is determined by the second letter of the last name. Please see the attached sheet for a list of American and English Literature class numbers. All works of fiction by an individual author should have the same class number and cutter number, unless the author is a pre-20th century author, or s/he writes in more than one language.

All editions of a work should have the same call number, differentiated by date.

Example:

The Chamber by John Grisham

PS3557 .R5355 C47 1994 PS3557 .R5355 C47 1995

Class # for Cutter for Cutter for Year of Same as first ed. Year of

Am. Lit. author "Grisham" "Chamber" Edition Edition

last name "G" beginning w/

2nd letter of last

name

For DLC Materials:

Search Voyager for item by call number (class and cutter number) - Verify that all other records with this number are by the same author (or about the same author - sometimes biographies, etc. are assigned the class number and cutter number of the person the item is about)

Each class and cutter number should have only one author.

b) If there is an item with this call number by a different author you will need to determine which cutter number is correct and make changes or reclass as necessary

2) Search Voyager for item by author's name - Verify that all other records by this author have the same cutter number unless it is a lengthy list (20+). If it is a lengthy list, start somewhere in the middle and randomly check some.

All works of fiction by an author should have the same class number and cutter number, unless the author is a pre-20th century author, or s/he writes in more than one language. Sometimes the call number(s) are listed in the 053 field on the authority record. Criticism is usually classed either with an individual work or in the Z cutter numbers for an author.

If the number varies from our index, check the class number (i.e., PS 3501) - If the class number is the same for all but there is a discrepancy in the cutter numbers you will need to determine which cutter number is correct and make changes or reclass as necessary.

Be sure to check the shelflist to confirm that all works by an individual author have the same author cutter number. The main priority is to have all works by (or about) an author sitting together on the shelf. For most DLC items you will not need to consult the schedules, but if you do come across something that you are unsure of ask the Humanities Cataloging Assistant or a Cataloger.

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