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Cataloging and Metadata Management: Fundamentals of the NLM® Classification

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Cuttering of W2 and WX 2 Call Numbers

  • All W2 and WX 2 serials are assigned a Table G number as part of the class number (Cf. Module 5—Table G)
  • A W2 or WX 2 cutter consists of an LC cutter number taken from the first word of the main entry (or the subordinate unit of the main entry, if the main entry is identical to the country in the Table G number). This cutter may be extended up to four digits and/or additional uppercase letters if needed to make the cutter unique. A lower case workmark for the title is added, if the title is not the main entry.

W2 and WX 2 Cuttering Exception

  • Beginning in August 2006, W2 and WX 2 serials that had a preassigned cutter beginning with the letter "Z" are not being recuttered to reflect the main entry

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