Assigning Call Numbers
In this session, we'll explore the basics of assigning call numbers for LC and Dewey call numbers: classification and for LC, the cuttering process. We'll delve into some of the more unique cuttering practices, too! Along the way, we'll also talk about authority data, as well as best practices for different editions, reproductions, and more, all through the lens of call numbers. This session will be a great refresher for more experienced catalogers and well as a strong foundation for newer catalogers or anyone who just wants to understand more about call numbers!
Resources and exercises for post-class work are provided.
Audience: Catalogers, Technical Services, Systems, as well as any library staff interested in bibliographic data
Presented by: Robin Fay
Robin Fay is the Head of Database Maintenance, University of Georgia Libraries in 2001. Prior to her appointment in 2001 she was the Technical Services Librarian at Oxford/Emory University. Throughout much of her career, she has freelanced web design and metadata work. As an early adopter of technology, she has been involved in many software and web development projects in the incubation stage.
Her research interests are library and community sourced metadata (RDA, DC, RDF/XML and other semantic web schemas) for materials including digital objects, linked data and the intersection of the semantic and social webs. Robin is a prolific content creator (georgiawebgurl on most social media websites); her book Semantic Web Technologies and Social Search for Librarians was published in 2012 (Neal Schuman/ALA TechSource). Robin is a sought after instructor and presenter with 12 years experience in teaching and training. She holds a MLIS (University of South Carolina) and a B.A. in English (University of Georgia).