Introduction to Call Numbers
published by jinson on 2016-11-16 (has been browsed 64230 times)

Introduction to Call Numbers

All books in the library are assigned a unique call number, usually found on the spine of the book. Record the call number as you have located an item you need in Library catalogue, for the call number is like an address as to the exact location of the book on the shelves.

1. Classifications

CJK items are classified by Ho Jih-chang Chinese Decimal Classification.

Foreign items are classified by
Dewey Decimal Classification.

2. Elements of a Call Number

A call number generally consists of two or three elements. Take the above R 350 636 for example, the letter R stands for the type of resources as a reference, 350 represents the subject or discipline of the book and 636, the author number.