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Cataloging: Fundamentals of the NLM® Classification

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Recognizing when Table G is Allowed

  • Supply a "Table G" geographic cutter for all classification numbers that are annotated "Table G" in the schedules and the geographic aspect is emphasized in the work being cataloged
  • For every number in the schedule annotated "Table G," there is a corresponding number annotated "Not Table G" that is used for works on the same topic that have no geographic emphasis

    Example:

    Screen capture of from Table G.
  • Do not use a Table G geographic cutter with any classification number that is not annotated "Table G" even if a geographic subject is assigned to the work being cataloged

    Example:

    Screen capture of Family health, which is not annotated, from Table G.
  • Do not apply NLM Table G cutters if you have to assign an LC classification number to the work being cataloged
  • When LC classification numbers are used, the geographical breakdown or tables provided in the LC schedules are applied when allowed


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