last updated Fri Nov-07-2008  11:39
LC Classification policy
General policy for LC classification is to apply the schedules as written. When new class numbers are developed or existing ones redefined or eliminated, we do not routinely reclassify items in the obsolete class numbers. But catalogers may choose to reclassify is some cases, e.g., for "hot" topics when we have only a handful of existing items in the obsolete call number, for items in special collections, when requested to reclass by faculty or librarians.
Exceptions to LC Classification rules:
We maintain a special list of call numbers⁄Cutter numbers for educational institutions in Hawaii and the Pacific, in class number:  LG961. See Cat. Dept. memos:  http:⁄⁄⁄~hlibcat⁄lg961.htm (Local LC Classification call numbers for Hawaii and Pacific Educational institutions), and:⁄~hlibcat⁄lg961_uh-special.htm (Special table for University of Hawaii System or University of Hawaii at Manoa)
In Class DU, apply Table DS-DX1 for Pacific island groups or island nations with a single number, and apply Table DS-DX2 for Pacific countries and regions with a Cutter number, even though the schedules do not direct that these tables be used.
Note: This means that Pacific-related items which are cataloged from member-supplied copy will be "out of sequence" with our preferred, local classification.
Accession-style call numbers
A⁄V items
LC classification is not normally used for non-print, audiovisual titles.They are assigned sequential, accession-style call numbers. Some ranges of SE Asian language materials with brief catalog records are also shelved by accession-style call numbers.
For details, see Cat. Dept. memo:⁄~hlibcat⁄formcaln.htm  ( Accession-style (Format⁄Sub-collection and language) Call Numbers)
Manuscript items
Manuscript print items may be given accession-style call numbers when selectors so request.(Some manuscript items may also be found in LC classification call numbers in Rare locations.) There are three separate sequences of manuscript numbers for locations HAWN RARE, PAC RARE AND SPEC RARE.
Assign call numbers is this format:   MANUSCRIPT [letter prefix] [accession number with leading zeros]
HAWN RARE MANUSCRIPT H0001  [H0002, H0003, etc.]
PAC RARE MANUSCRIPT P0022  [P0023, P0024, etc.]
SPEC RARE MANUSCRIPT M0010  [M0011, M0012, etc.]
Voyager database is the shelflist.  If assigning a MANUSCRIPT call number, do a call number browse search in Voyager and assign the next number in the sequence.
Hawaiian Rare slides
Sinclair has a SLIDE accession number sequence, but Special Collections does not.
Per Joan Hori, Sept. 13, 2004, Hawaiian Collection will shelve rare slides with rare photographs in Hawaiian Rare.
accession number: PHOTOGRAPH H000nn
Make a find call number search for "PHOTOGRAPH H" and assign the next number in the sequence.
gmd: slide
Example: PHOTOGRAPH H00035
As these materials are received infrequently, it is best to check again with the selector to make sure we understand what treatment is wanted.
For RARE processing procedures, see  Book Processing--Special Collections

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