LC Conversion for New Unit

Dec 6, 2010

Materials from the English Library and Modern Language and Linguistics Library that are being transferred into the new Literatures and Languages Library will be converted into the Library of Congress (LC) Classification.  The new library will open on January 18, 2011.   
 
The Literatures and Languages Library joins the Music and Performing Arts Library, the Asian Library, and the Law Library in making use of the LC classification for its materials. For information on reading LC call numbers, please see the Library of Congress Classification Outline and the Learn to Read a Library of Congress Number guide. For more information on our decision to introduce the LC classification to the new library, please see Library of Congress Classification Conversion for the Literatures and Languages Library:  Background and Benefits.
 

Where are the books?  How to find materials during the transition to the Literatures and Languages Library
 
We will experience a transition period as materials are converted into the LC Classification and transferred into the new Literatures and Languages Library.  We will strive to make the materials as accessible as possible to patrons throughout the process.  Between now and the opening of the new library unit, you may see items in the catalog that look like this:

Location:          Literatures & Languages
Call Number:     GR550 .F284 2009


Any items with the new "Literatures and Languages" location in Voyager will be available by request through December 17.  Between December 17 and January 18, please try the I-Share catalog, if you need a particular item, or contact one of the Literatures and Languages Librarians to arrange access to these materials.

The following chart provides more detail on where to find materials from the libraries during the transition:

Date English Library? Modern Languages and Linguistics Library?
LATE NOVEMBER-DECEMBER
2010
•    A limited number of titles will be converted into LC and held in the Periodicals Room as they are converted
•    New titles in LC will be available by request through the online catalog until the opening of the new unit
•    New titles in LC will be held in a separate section
WINTER BREAK
(Dec. 17, 2010– Jan. 17, 2011)
•    Unbound journal issues and select bound journals in room 200S
•    Previously transferred materials in Stacks and Oak Street
•    All other materials for Lit Lang Library held for reclassification into LC
•    Unbound journal issues in room 200S
•    Previously transferred materials in Stacks and Oak Street
•    All other materials for Lit Lang Library held for reclassification into LC
SPRING SEMESTER
(January 18, 2011- onwards)
•    All materials for Lit Lang Library moved into 225 Main Library
•    Reference materials in 200 Main Library
•    Materials transferred to Lit Lang Library in 225 as they are reclassified
•    Reference materials in 200 Main Library

 

If you have questions, please contact Paula Carns, Head of Literatures and Languages Library.

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