Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/27210
Type: Journal article
Title: Call numbers and collating sequences
Author: Howard, Les
Citation: LASIE 20(5-6) 1990:84-98
Publisher: LASIE Austrlaia Company Limited
Issue Date: Jun-1990
Department: University Library : Barr Smith Library
University Library : Barr Smith Library
Abstract: Call numbers traditionally used to implement shelf order in libraries are often amenable to machine sequencing, since they involve collating sequences which are sufficiently coherent for users and library staff to learn. However, these collating sequences usually do not match those implemented in computer systems, so that special programs to transform the call numbers into machine fileable sequences are necessary if the machines are to display the shelf order in a particular library. Two common machine collating sequences and their relations with some of the properties of Dewey/Cutter call numbers are briefly examined and a transformation procedure outlined.
Keywords: Call numbers; codepages; collating sequences; Dewey classification; Cutter numbers; online shelflist; shelflist order; Comaromi example
Description: The version uploaded has the last line of text on p.94 in the published version moved to the top of p.95.
Provenance: LASIE Vol. 20, Nos. 5-6 March/April - May/June 1990 ISSN 0047-3774 In 1996 the intellectual property of LASIE Australia Company was transferred to the State Library of NSW, and in 2002 LASIE ceased publication. The web site (7 September 2006)http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/lasie/lasipub.htm states that the "Copyright in contributions to LASIE is also vested in each author in respect of his or her own contribution."
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