CMC In-house Classification System

SECTION 1: Materials Formats

The CMC and CURRLAB (Gulf Coast) collections are divided into the following materials formats:

Activities
Kits
Maps (CMC)
Media (CMC)

Multimedia
CMC
Oversize (CMC)
Realia

Teachers Resource (CMC)
Tests
Textbooks
Appendix A | B | C | D

Note on Kits and Games:

AACR2 defines a kit as “An item containing two or more categories of material, no one of which is identifiable as the predominant constituent of the item.” These may also be called “multimedia.” BibServices will use this definition in applying the term “kit” in the call number and the GMD (see section II, Kits, for a call number example).

AACR2 defines a game as “An item or set of materials designated for play according to prescribed or implicit rules and intended for recreation or instruction.” Although some games may contain multimedia components and technically fall under the definition of kits, BibServices will designate games as games in the call number and the GMD (see section VII, Realia, for a call number example).

 


SECTION 2: Call Number Patterns

    A. Call Number Classification for Subject Area: See Appendix A.

    B. Grade Level1,2. See Appendix B for grade, level and unit abbreviations. The grade level often will not be relevant to Special Education materials; at other times grade or age will be used. Regular Education textbooks use grades. See Appendix B

    C. Publishers: For a complete list of publishers, see Publisher List.

    D. Codes for item formats designate the form/description of accompanying material. See Format Style Sheet for list of codes. Only codes on the list are authorized (for example, I:3, IV:4, etc.). Submit new codes as needed for review. See Appendix D

    E. Number: All numbers should be three digits.

    F. Cutter: For textbooks, cutter by publisher (see Publishers’ List). For kits and activity books Cutter by main entry. This can be by either author or title and usually appears on the 3rd line of the call number. If Cuttering by author, always add work marks for title. (Example:
    Mathematics Skills by Joe White; Cutter .W55Ms) Use the first letters of the first two most significant words in the title. First letter is capitalized. For multivolume works, add part number to 4th line of the label: Vol., No., Gr., etc. (See Appendix B for enumeration abbreviations)


I. Activities, Kits, Learning Games, Oversize, Multimedia, Teacher Resources, Tests

A cutter (as opposed to an accession number) is used in the call number for the following types of material: ACTIVITY, KIT, LRNGAME, OVERSIZE, MULTIMED, TRES, and TEST ( Hattiesburg campus Curriculum Materials Center ) and ACTIVITY, KIT, LRNGAME, and OVERSIZE (USM Gulf Coast Curriculum Lab). The material type is located at the top of the call number in all caps. Appendix C lists the subject areas/terms and abbreviations for the material types listed above. The subject in the call number appears just below the material type. The cutter for author main entry or title main entry will be below the subject, then the year and grade if they appear on the material being cataloged.

Call number format :

Author main entry:

Titel main entry:


Capitalize the first letter of the author's last name. Then use cutter table for the next two numbers. Use the first two most significant words in the title. Capitalize the first letter and use lowercase for the second letter.

Capitalize the first letter of the title using the most significant words. Then use the cutter table for the next two numbers.

 

Example:

(Author main entry)
Days of knights and damsels
by Laurie Carlson

(Title main entry)
Best of Notes plus

 

ACTIVITY
SocStud
C37Dk
1998
Gr.K-3

 

Material Type
Subject
Cutter (Author main entry)
Year
Grade

 

ACTIVITY
LangArt
B47
1989
Gr.1-3



Material Type
Subject
Cutter (Title main entry)
Year
Grade



All call numbers for the material types listed above will follow this pattern.

Location on labels :

The spine label for Gulf Coast Library CURRLAB materials should have CURRLAB at the top of the spine label in all caps. The spine label for Cook Library Curriculum materials should begin with the material type at top of spine label in all caps.

 


II. Maps

Map
Subject Area
Number

MAP
SS
#009

 

 


III. Media

Cassette
Number

CASS.ED#
#217

Picture
Number

PIC
#123

Computer Software
Number

CF
#204

Learning Game
Subject
Cutter

LRN.GAME
SpecEd
F67

Transparency
Number

TRAN
#123

Pamphlet
Number

PAMPHLET
#043

Audio CD
Number

CD
#002





IV. Realia

Realia
Term
Number

REALIA
Puppets
#12

REALIA
Toys
C001

 

Realia
Term
Number

REALIA
Globe
#007

REALIA
Games
C019

 


V. Textbooks

Home location

CMC CURRLAB

Education Textbooks
Math Subject Area Number
Addison Wesley
Copyright year
Grade 3, Level 2, Unit 11
Pupil's ed. Textbook10
Volume 2

LT
2300
.A23
2005 CMC
G3L2U1
1:3
Vol.2

LT
2300
.A23
2005
G3L2U1
1:3
Vol.2

 

Home location CMC CURRLAB

Education Textbooks
Special Ed. SS (subject area number)
Addison Wesley
Publishing Copyright year
Age 6-11, Unit 2
Pupil's ed. Textbook
Volume 2



LT
3070
.A23
2005
A6-11U2
1:3
Vol.2


LT
3070
.A23
2005
A6-11U2
1:3
Vol.2

 

 

 


SECTION 3: Appendices. Click on the links below to go to the appendices.
Appendix A: Call Number Classification for Subjects in Textbooks
Appendix B: Call Number Abbreviations for Grade, Level and Unit
Appendix C: Call Number Abbreviations for Subject Areas/Terms for Activity, Kits, Learning Games, Oversize, Multimedia, Teacher Resources, & Tests
Appendix D: Call Number Codes for the Format Style Sheet (example, III:40 pupil ed. workbook)

 

 

 


1 In Special Education materials, age is used most often instead of grade. Sometimes age and/or grade are omitted. See Appendix B for specific grade levels and for a list of abbreviations
2 For explanation of the terms Primary, Elementary, and Secondary, see Bibliographic Formats and Standards.
3 Note: Abbreviations for Subject Areas for activity books, kits, learning games, oversize, multimedia, teacher resources & test. See Appendix C.
4 Note: Use Appendix D for CMC Format Style Sheet Codes.
5 See Appendix A, Call Number Classification for Subjects for Textbooks.
6 Author main entry cutter, followed by a second cutter for the first letters of first 2 significant words of title. Do not use articles.
7 Note there is no space between "T." and "Res."
8 In Unicorn system, "TEXTBOOK" is a not a part of call number, but an item type.
9 See publishers' List for complete list of publisher codes
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