NJ18 Call numbers: 2001 notation (with: 2010 Revision for SML) - Workflow


1. Decide whether the book is about an artist/architect or is a collection of reproductions of the artist/architect's works. Generally the artist/architect will be the first subject on the bibliographic record. Don't confuse with books about art critics, art historians, or art patrons. Do not use for decorative arts or ancient Greek and Roman artists, or for artist groups.

2. Search Orbis to see if the artist/architect has already been assigned an NJ18 Cutter. (In addition, if you have a later edition or translation, search Orbis for an earlier edition or a title in the original language)

  • If your Orbis search indicates the NJ18 Cutter has been assigned, use it.
  • If your Orbis search does not turn up an NJ18 Cutter, the artist/architect must be established against the Orbis call number index. In many cases the Cuttering is so close you will not need to use a table to assign digits. If it is necessary to consult a table, it is OK to use the LC Cutter table. Remember: DO NOT END A NEW NUMBER WITH A DIGIT LOWER THAN THREE.

3. When the NJ18 Cutter is established, decide whether to use A12 or Cutter to main entry.

  • If the artist/architect is the main entry, use A12
  • If the artist/architect is not the main entry, Cutter to main entry using the LC Cutter table. Use at least 2 digits for the main entry Cuttern number, e.g. B35.

4. After the A12 or main entry Cutter has been assigned, follow with the publication date and finally "(LC)." If the record is for an analytic, the volume number should be inserted between the publication date and "(LC)." "(LC)" is always the last element of the call number unless there is oversize notation.

5. If the book is oversize, use (LC) ‡m Oversize. For folio sizes, use Folio above the call number (without an Oversize).

Effective Date: 
February 4, 2014