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Dewey Decimal in the UIUC Bookstacks


Contents

-Introduction
-Anatomy of a
  Call Number

  *Size Designation
  *Dewey Number
  *Cutter Number
  *Work Mark
  *Putting it Together
  *Quizzes
-Other Resources
  *Glossary
  *Web Resources

The Size Designation

Size Designation
Some items have been marked with either a 'Q.' or an 'F.'. These are used as size indicators. A 'Q.' indicates a quarto while 'F.' indicates a folio.

In general, an item is considered a quarto when its height is between 29cm & 42cm, or its length is between 25cm & 35cm. It is labeled with either an upper or lower case 'Q.'. For call numbers 001 through 399, the 'Q.' is ignored and shelved with non-q mateials. For call numbers 400 to 999 (including B.'s), however, the oversized materials are shelved in the East and must be separated out. THis is due to the compact shelving in the West, where each shelf is set to a standard height. Materials which exceed this height are labeled with a 'Q.' and shelved and decks 1East, and 5East.

Folios are really big books. They are housed in the folio cabinets which line the north and south sides of the East decks. Official rules state that an item is deemed a folio when its height exceeds 42cm or its length exceeds 35cm.

Quick Quiz

Type the letter of the phrase on the right that matches the one on the left. Click the "correction" button to see if they are all right (incorrect answers will be cleared).


1. What does "Q" stand for? a. The call numbers are between 400 and 999.
2. What does "F" stand for? b. It indicates a quarto.
3. When is "Q" ignored and shelved with non-Q materials? c. The call numbers are between 001 and 399.
4. When are the oversized materials shelved in the East and must be separated out? d. It indicates a folio.
5. Where are the "Q" materials shelved? e. They are shelved on decks 1East, 2East, and 5East.

 
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