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About mesystems analyst, learner, mentor, trainer, consultant, programmer, Quaker, ham radio operator (W1QKR)

About my library[last edited 2018-12-27T1515]
My library is catalogued using the Dewey Decimal Classification Edition 22 (DDC22) and Dewey Decimal Classification Edition 23 (DDC23). DDC was used because of its familiarity and relatively low cost (compared to the Library of Congress schedules). The goal was to make the collection easier to browse; no claim is made for having used the ‘best’ classification number ... or to have done it correctly.

Call numbers are listed in the “Dewey/Melvil” column of the catalogue information. When possible, items are on shelves in call-number order without regard to media or form. The Cutter-Sanborn numbers are derived from the OCLC's Windows program, which is available from http://www.oclc.org/support/services/dewey/program.en.html.
[See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutter_Expansive_Classification#Cutter_numbers_(Cutter_codes),
http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/053/table.html ]

[NOTE: The following data descriptions are based on the notation described in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_partitioning#Data_dictionary_notation]

Call number = * where an item is meant to be on a shelf *
    DDC number +
    [Cutter / Cutter Sanborn number * usually for ‘Author Name’ * |
     Creator abbreviation ] +
    0:1{Title abbreviation} * at least first letter * +
    0:1{Year of publication or printing}
    * For example, the call number for
    Zen in the art of archery by Eugen Herrigel,
    which was reprinted in paperback in 1989 by Vintage,
    would be “799.32 H566Z 1989” *

There are some variations in this structure. For example, call numbers for biographies are usually structured as
    DDC number +
    Subject Cutter / Cutter Sanborn number * abbreviated * +
    Author Cutter / Cutter Sanborn number * abbreviated * +
    0:1{Title abbreviation} +
    0:1{Year of publication}
    * For example, the call number for
    Prisoner's dilemma [a biography of mathematician John von Neumann]
    by William Poundstone,
    which was published by Doubleday in 1992,
    would be “510.92B V66 P68 1992” (Some might argue that “V66” should be “N39”.) *
[NB.  For sound recordings of music, I have sometimes used Option C of 789.  For example,

 
DDC............ DDC 789 Option C Genre
............... 789.8........... Classical music
781.62......... 789.2........... Folk music
781.6213....... ................ Folk music – United States
781.64......... 789.45.......... Ragtime music
781.63; 781.64. 789.3; 789.4.... Popular music
781.640973..... ................ Popular music – United States
781.642........ ................ Country music
781.643........ 789.43.......... Blues (music)
781.644........ 789.44.......... Soul music
781.646........ 789.46.......... Reggae music
781.648........ 789.48.......... Electronica * including “new age” *
781.65......... 789.5........... Jazz music
781.652........ 789.52.......... Jazz, early
781.653........ 789.53.......... Jazz, traditional
781.654........ 789.54.......... Jazz, mainstream
781.655........ 789.55.......... Jazz, modern
781.656........ 789.56.......... Jazz, avant-garde
781.66......... 789.6........... Rock music
781.66172...... 789.6172........ Folk rock
781.7.......... 789.7........... sacred music
781.71......... 789.71.......... Christian sacred music
781.72......... 789.72.......... Music of Christian church year
781.723........ 789.723......... Christmas music
782.1.......... 789.8121........ Opera
782.22......... ................ Sacred vocal music
782.25......... ................ Sacred songs
782.4216213.... 789.213......... Folk songs – English – United States
782.421622..... ................ Folk songs – English
782.4216221.... 789.221......... Folk songs – English – England
782.4216261.... 789.261......... Spanish folk
782.4216291791. 789.291791...... Ukrainian folk
782.421642..... 789.42.......... Country music
782.421649..... 789.49.......... Rap music
782.5.......... ................ Choral music
784.2.......... ................ Orchestral music
784.2184....... 789.8142........ Symphony music
784.2186....... ................ Concerto music (with orchestras or string ensembles)


In the catalogue :
Comments = * some data not contained elsewhere when this catalogue was started *
    dimensions * now in “Dimensions” in units of [inches ; centimeters] * +
    prices +
    0:1{item vendor or source} * now in “From where?” * +
    0:1{acquisition date-time} * now in “Date acquired” *

dimensions = * order is from the point of view of an item sitting on a shelf.
For a book : cover-height × cover-width × spine-width; dimension units in millimetres (mm); accuracy meant to be ±1 mm.
Typical shelf heights range from 285 mm to 301 mm (~11¼ in. to ~11⅞ in.);
typical shelf depths range from 215 mm to 273 mm (~8½ in. to ~10¾ in.). (My favourite sort of bookcase is a folding type, such as http://www.containerstore.com/s/shelving/freestanding-shelving/java-solid-wood-s....)
Such dimensions should accommodate ring-binders for
ANSI/ASME Y14.1 “ANSI A”, “letter-size” paper (279.4 mm [11 in.] × 215.9 mm [8½ in.], an aspect ratio of 1:~√1.67474),
which are typically 297 mm (~11¾ in.) high and 280 mm (~11 in.) deep, but not
ISO 216 A4 paper (297 mm [~11¾ in.] × 210 mm [~8¼ in.], an aspect ratio of 1:√2),
which are typically 318 mm (slightly > ~12½ in.) high and 267 mm (~10½ in.) deep.
Many booklets/pamphlets are ANSI/ASME ‘half-letter’-sized, 216 × 140 mm (8½ × 5½ in), or ‘A5’-sized, 210 × 148 mm (~8.27 × ~5.83 in).

*
    cover_height * measured vertically * +
    cover_width * measured horizontally * +
    spine_width * horizontal edge *

prices = * prices, if known *
    0:1{price_publisher * the ‘recommended’ price at time of publishing *} +
    0:1{price_purchased * the actual purchase price if different from cover price, usually in parentheses * }

price =
    currency_unit +
    currency_amount

currency_unit = * ISO 4217 code *
    [ $ * USD * ;
     ¢ * USD×0.01 * ;
     CA$ * CAD * ;
     £ * GBP * ;
     € * EUR * ]

Some abbreviations used
(from http://www.aresearchguide.com/comabb.html and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Latin_phrases_%28S%29):
“n.l.” : no location of publication
“s.l.” : sine loco [without a place] used to indicate that the place of publication of a work is unknown
“n.p.” : no place of publication; no publisher
“s.n.” : sine nomine [without a name] used to indicate that the publisher (or distributor, etc.) of a work is unknown, or not printed or specified on the work
“n.d.” : no date of publication
“s.a.” : sine anno [without a year] used to indicate that the date of publication of a work is unknown

GroupsAlternative Economics and Technology, analytic philosophy, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Brits, Bug Collectors, Computer Scientists, Evolve!, Free Software, It's a LondonThingshow all groups

Favorite authorsDonald C. Gause, Atul Gawande, Harvey Gillman, George Lakoff, Robert M. Pirsig, Gerald M. Weinberg, Ludwig Wittgenstein (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresAlligator's Mouth (formerly W. & A. Houben), Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Manchester, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nashua, Blackwell Charing Cross Road, Books-A-Million #283 (Concord, NH), Foyles (old Charing Cross branch), Gibson's Bookstore, Hatchards, Lion and Unicorn Bookshop, MainStreet BookEnds of Warner, Mansfield's Books and More, National Portrait Gallery, Old Number Six Book Depot, Quaker Bookshop, South Bank Book Market, Stanfords, Tate Britain Shop, Tate Modern Shop, The Old Shed, The Open Book, The Portable Bookstore, Treadwell's, University of New Hampshire Bookstore, Waterstone's Gower Street, Waterstone's Richmond

Favorite librariesBoscawen Public Library, Concord Public Library, Elkins Public Library, Laconia Public Library, Library of the Religious Society of Friends, New Hampshire Historical Society Library, New Hampshire State Library, NHTI Library, Penacook Branch (Concord Public Library), Richmond Library, Richmond Reference Library, Local Studies Library and Information Centre, Teddington Library (Carnegie Library), Twickenham Library

Other favoritesCapitol Center for the Arts, Red River Theatres

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