When a series of topics does not lend itself to a logical or hierarchical order, the classification schedules frequently provide for alphabetical order using Cutter numbers to designate the individual topics. Example:

This instruction sheet gives guidelines for establishing new topics in the form of Cutter numbers in an alphabetical list.


1. Establishing topical Cutters

2. Unprinted Cutters

3. Formulating the caption for new topical Cutters

4. Hierarchy in Cutter number developments

See also:

Cutter Numbers