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Add a LT field for a classification other than DDC or LC??

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1nautilus_library
Jul 10, 2009, 3:01pm Top

For personal time-related reasons I have dropped out of participating in working on the OSC altho i think it is a great project. And also because i realise that it isn't so suitable for my purposes.

However i would be happy to test out categories that the working group comes up with. But that would require another field, i think. (An alternate would be to use one of the existing 2 classification fields -- DDC, LC -- for other than the designated classifications for those fields, but i don't think that is such a useful idea, particularly if someone wanted to do some kind of comparative testing.

I guess this question goes to Tim. How possible would it be to add another sortable field?

2westher
Aug 24, 2009, 9:58am Top

Yes, please!
I have followed the discussion about OSC for a while, but as the project didn't seem to progress I've lost touch.
For me it would become much more interesting if I was able to add the OSC classification to a work (or edition, or item).

3makkiyad2015
Feb 15, 2015, 7:36pm Top

I know this post is dormant but how possible would it be to add the option of an additional alphanumeric classification number field in addition to the DDC/LC options for an "alternative classification"? This would allow many small to middling libraries to keep their original call numbers while adding a DDC or LC option as both columns can be sorted. To relabel a library is costly and messy in many settings but in this way you can arrange/search the library in the original call number sequence or in the DDC sequence, which latter may give a much better shelf subject arrangement than the original classification . It also allows books to be relabelled with the DDC/LC option without haste when time is available.

4MarthaJeanne
Feb 16, 2015, 2:12am Top

We can keep asking, although I have sort of given up on this.

I repeat what I has said many times before. These may be the most frequent systems in the English-speaking world, but there needs to be a place for those who are not English-speaking to use their systems.

Also new members often ask where to list where their books are.

Being able to say how to locate where a book is, whether in a classification or just 'living room, first bookcase' or 'storage, box53' seems like such a no brainer for a book catalogue.

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