LC call numbers examples 1-3

EXAMPLE 1 (single cutter)
050 0 0 ‡a Z668 b .R365 2000
100 1   ‡a Rehman, Sajjad ur, ‡d 1951-
245 1 0 ‡a Preparing the information professional : ‡b an agenda for the future / ‡c Sajjad ur Rehman.
260     ‡a Westport, Conn. : ‡b Greenwood Press, ‡c 2000.
650   0 ‡a Library education ‡z United States.

Class number: Z668
Cutter number: .R365
Publication date: 2000

For this call number, Z is the main class letter for bibliography and library science. The numbers 668 refer to the subdivision for library education in the United States. Note the correspondence between the class number and the subjects assigned by LC. The second part of the call number, after ‡b, is "cuttered" to Rehman. Note that in the 050 field, the first (or only) cutter is preceded by a period. The third part of the call number is the date of publication.

EXAMPLE 2 (double cuttering with geographic cutter)
050 0 0 ‡a DC611.B848 b H84 1997
100 1   ‡a Hunt, Lindsay.
245 1 0 ‡a Essential Brittany / ‡c by Lindsay Hunt.
260     ‡a Lincolnwood, Ill. : ‡b Passport Books, ‡c c1997.
651   0 ‡a Brittany (France) ‡v Guidebooks.

Analysis of example 2:

DC   The double letters for the subclass, French history
611   The integral number meaning local history and description of an individual region, etc. of France
.B848   The first cutter number for a general work on Brittany. Note that in the 050 field, when double cuttering occurs, the first cutter is separated from the class number by a period; the second cutter is not preceded by a period.
H84   The second cutter number used for the main entry, Hunt
1997   Publication date

EXAMPLE 3 (double cuttering with topical cutter)
050 0 0 ‡a BL65.H36 ‡b F47 1991
100 1   ‡a Ferguson, Harvie.
245 1


‡a Religious transformation in Western society : ‡b the end of happiness / ‡c Harvie Ferguson.
260 &nbsp   ‡a London ; ‡a New York, NY : ‡b Routledge, ‡c 1991.
651   0 ‡a Happiness ‡x Religious aspects.

Analysis of example 3:

BL   The double letters for the subclass, Religion, mythology, rationalism.
65   The integral number for Religion in relation to other subjects, A-Z
.H36   The first cutter number for the topic Happiness
F47   The second cutter number used for the main entry, Ferguson
1991   Publication date