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Cataloging Services: Dewey Decimal Classification

A guide on using DDC at Illinois.

University High School

Item Type Voyager Location Location Code Call Number Type Item Type Loan Period
Non-Fiction Uni High uhx Dewey BOOK2 4 weeks
Fiction Uni High Fiction uhf "Fiction" + cutter BOOK3 2 weeks
Biography* Uni High uhx Dewey BOOK2 4 weeks
Graphic Novel Uni High Graphic Novel uhgn "GN" + cutter BOOK3 2 weeks
Reference Uni High Reference[nocirc] uhr-nc Dewey BOOK NOCIRC non-circulating
Video Uni High Reference[nocirc] uhr-nc Dewey VIDEO NOCIRC non-circulating

 

Notes:

University High call numbers are based on DDC (non-fiction) and hybrid DDC (fiction, graphic novels, and biographical comic books). Assign a cutter typically for the author (except for biographical comic books). If a cutter is not established in Voyager, use the regular Cutter table in the OCLC Dewey Cutter program. Perform shelflisting to ensure that call numbers file in the correct order. Use two letters to assign a workmark for the title, and perform shelflisting so that titles by the same author file alphabetically.

NON-FICTION (includes Poetry)

  • University High School nonfiction is cataloged in the same manner as nonfiction for other libraries.  The only exception is that they are given the item status of  "Book 2".
    •  In the holding record, the first indicator for the 852 is 1.
    • Copy the Dewey Decimal call number from the 082 MARC field in the bibliographic record into the subfield h in the holding record.
    • Non-fiction books are typically cuttered by author and assigned a workmark for the first two letters of the title (or first group of letters that produces a unique cutter.)
    • Use the regular Cutter table in the OCLC Dewey Cutter program.
    • Add the cutter to the subfield i in the holding record.

Example of a Bib record for NON-FICTION  

Example of MFHD for NON-FICTION:

 

FICTION

  • Fiction is cataloged with Fiction as the call number and then a cutter line with an Item Type of "Book 3".
    • In the holding record, the first indicator for the 852 is 8.
    • Enter Fiction in the subfield h in the holding record.
    • Fiction books are typically cuttered by author and assigned a workmark for the first two letters of the title (or first group of letters that produces a unique cutter.)
    • Use the regular Cutter table in the OCLC Dewey Cutter program.
    • Add the cutter to the subfield i in the holding record.
  •  Classify books with the following DDC call numbers in the bib record as Fiction for Uni High:
    •  082 04             [E] ǂ2 23            (Fiction picture books for children)
    •  082 04             [Fic] ǂ2 23         (Fiction chapter books for children)
    •  082 04             813/.6 ǂ2 23       (Fiction books published in the U.S. since 2000)
    •  082 04             823/.92 ǂ2 23     (Fiction books published in the U.K. since 2000)

Example of Bib record for FICTION:

Example of MFHD for FICTION:

 

COMIC BOOKS BASED ON FICTION

  • Graphic novels are cataloged with GN as the call number and then a cutter line with an Item Type of "Book 3".
    •  In the holding record, the first indicator for the 852 is 8.
    • Enter GN in the subfield h in the holding record.
    • Comic books based on fiction are typically cuttered by author and assigned a workmark for the first two letters of the title (or first group of letters that produces a unique cutter.)
    • Use the regular Cutter table in the OCLC Dewey Cutter program.
    • Add the cutter to the subfield i in the holding record.

Example of Bib record for COMIC BOOK BASED ON FICTION:

Example of MFHD for COMIC BOOK BASED ON FICTION:

 

COMIC BOOKS WHICH ARE ALSO BIOGRAPHIES

For Uni High, in general, biographies in graphic novel form are treated similar to comic books based on fiction.

  • Biographical comic books are cataloged with GN as the call number and then a cutter line with an Item Type of "Book 3".
    • In the holding record, the first indicator for the 852 is 8.
    • Enter GN in the subfield h in the holding record.
    • Biographical comic books are typically cuttered by biographee and assigned a workmark for the first two letters of the author's name (or first group of letters that produces a unique cutter.)
    • Use the regular Cutter table in the OCLC Dewey Cutter program.
    • Add the cutter to the subfield i in the holding record.

 

COMIC BOOKS BASED ON NON-FICTION, INCLUDING BOOKS ABOUT DRAWING TECHNIQUES

  • Treat comic books based on non-fiction the same way as non-fiction books.
    •  In the holding record, the first indicator for the 852 is 1.
    • Copy the Dewey Decimal call number from the 082 MARC field in the bibliographic record into the subfield h in the holding record.
    • Comic books based on non-fiction are typically cuttered by author and assigned a workmark for the first two letters of the title (or first group of letters that produces a unique cutter.)
    • Use the regular Cutter table in the OCLC Dewey Cutter program.
    • Add the cutter to the subfield i in the holding record.

 

Example of Bib record for COMIC BOOK BASED ON NON-FICTION

Example of MFHD for COMIC BOOK BASED ON NON-FICTION:

 

MANGA

  • Mangas that read right-to-left should be labeled in a flipped manner:
    • Barcodes should go in the upper-left corner of the "back" (with the spine to the left).
    • Call number labels (that don't fit on the spine) should go on the "front" (with the spine to the right).
    • Pencil markings should go near the beginning of the work (opening the book with the spine to the right), with the call number in the upper-left hand corner and the departmental marking in the upper-right-hand corner of the page.
  • Books with dust jackets should be given double barcodes and two call number labels.

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Catalog biographies as below, except for biographies that are also comic books (see section on comic books above).

  • University High School biographies and autobiographies are cataloged in the same manner as biographies for other libraries.  The only exception is that they are given the item status of  "Book 2".
    •  In the holding record, the first indicator for the 852 is 1.
    • Copy the Dewey Decimal call number from the 082 MARC field in the bibliographic record into the subfield h in the holding record.
    • Biographies are typically cuttered by biographee and assigned a workmark for the first two letters of the author's last name (or first group of letters that produces a unique cutter.). For autobiographies, cutter by biographee and assign a workmark for the biographee (using the first two letters of the biographee's last name).
    • Use the regular Cutter table in the OCLC Dewey Cutter program.
    • Add the cutter to the subfield i in the holding record.

Example of a Bib record for BIOGRAPHY

Example of MFHD for COMIC BOOK BASED ON BIOGRAPHY:

 

*Biographies were previously cataloged under the location "uhbiog," often with the call number "B." The correct method going forward is to catalog them under uhx with a Dewey number as per an email from Frances Jacobson Harris, Uni Librarian, from 05/29/14.

EH 4/2008, rev. GH 8/12/2010, 11/11/2010, rev. ATB 05/20/2015, rev. AT 8/13/2018, 3/4/2019