Subject Cataloging Manual: Shelflisting, Cutter Numbers G 63 , Background

Cuttering for words.

After determining the filing position of the work, use the following table to create the Cutter:

Cutter Table:

After initial vowels

for the second letter:

b

d

l-m

n

p

r

s-t

u-y

use number:

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

After initial letter S

for the second letter:

a

ch

e

h-i

m-p

t

u

w-z

use number:

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

After initial letters Qu

for the second letter:

a

e

i

o

r

t

y

use number:

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

For initial letters Qa-Qt

use numbers:

2-29

 

After other initial consonants

for the second letter:

a

e

i

o

r

u

y

use number:

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

For expansion

for the letter:

a-d

e-h

i-l

m-o

p-s

t-v

w-z

use number:

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

In the examples below, Cutters without popup links conform to the table above.  Cutters for Ilardo, Import, Ito, Ivy, Shillingburg, Singer, and Symposium have been developed when a range of letters in the table has been provided, e.g., l-m.  Cutters for Scanlon, Qadduri, Qiao, Qvortrup, Chertok, and Clark have been developed when the second letter is not explicitly stated in the table, e.g., h after an initial consonant.  In most cases, Cutters must be adjusted to file an entry correctly and to allow room for later entries.

Vowels

S

Q

Consonants

IBM  .I26

Sadron  .S23

Qadduri  .Q28

Campbell  .C36

Idaho  .I33

Scanlon  .S29

Qiao  .Q27

Ceccaldi  .C43

Ilardo  .I4

Schreiber  .S37

Quade  .Q33

Chertok  .C48

Import  .I48

Shillingburg  .S53

Queiroz  .Q45

Clark  .C58

Inman  .I56

Singer  .S57

Quinn  .Q56

Cobblestone  .C63

Ipswich  .I67

Stinson  .S75

Quorum  .Q67

Cryer  .C79

Ito  .I87

Suryani  .S87

Qutub  .Q88

Cuellar  .C84

Ivy  .I94

Symposium  .S96

Qvortrup  .Q97

Cymbal  .C96

 

Note:

Do not end a Cutter with the numeral 1 or 0.

For ampersands, see G 100, Section 15 ; for initials, see G 100, Section 11 , Subject Cataloging Manual: Shelflisting.

Cuttering for numerals.

When Cuttering for Roman or Arabic numerals, use the Cutters .A12 - .A19.  However, if entries already in the shelflist have been assigned "documents numbers" (e.g., .A5 for the corporate heading United States. Dept. of ...) Cutter numerals to file directly behind those entries.  Because of the infinite range of numbers, choose a Cutter toward the center of the available span when Cuttering for the first numeral in a class.  This will allow room for both smaller and larger numbers.  Follow this practice even with relatively low numbers since decimal fractions are filed in numeric order before the number 1.  (See G 63, Section 3 , Subject Cataloging Manual: Shelflisting.)

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