Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Intermediate

From $100 usd
Tue Sep 7, 2:00 PM - Thu Sep 9, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:
Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 100.00
Non-Member Price: $ 200.00

Group Registration Pricing
Member Group Price: $ 250.00
Non-Member Group Price: $ 500.00

Class Description: 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:

     a. schedule-specific tables
     b. built-in lists of topical cutters
     c. cataloger-supplied topical cutters
     d. cataloger-supplied literary author numbers (LANs)
     e. 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.

Location and Access: This class will be held virtually via Zoom. All registered attendees will receive an email with login information prior to the class date.

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.

Registration Information: You are welcome to register for this workshop as long as it remains open on our website. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering. The login and preparation email will be sent prior to the training date. If you have not received your login and preparation email by noon of the day prior to the workshop, please email to request it.

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Autumn Faulkner

Virtual Workshop via Zoom