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  • Library Call Number System


    General


    Generally we use the Dewey system which consists of numbers followed by the author's surname initial and an identification number.
    (1) 330 J72
    (2) 330 J72a A different edition of (1)
    (3) 330 J72-1 A different work of (1)
    (4) 330 J72-1a A different edition of (3)

    Biographical Works


    Biographical works generally follow the same format, but use two author initials. The first is for the person under discussion. The second is for the person writing the biography.
    500.92 F77 H65

    Literary Authors


    For literary author's works, a running number from 1 to 199 is used; for critical works a running number from 200 is applied, as shown in the examples below:
    (1) 823.912 A 855 1
    (2) 823.912 A 855 2
    (3) 823.912 A855 2a A different edition of (1)
    (4) 823.912 A855 200
    (5) 823.912 A855 200a A different edition of (4)
    (6) 823.912 A855 201
    (7) 823.912 A855a 1 A different author than (5)

    Works by E. G. White


    Works by Mrs E. G. White have call numbers W followed by a 2-figure abbreviation
    e.g. W Se4 is for Selected Messages
    There are a few variations on this. Critical works about Mrs White are entered at 286.73092.

    Australian Bureau of Statistics


    Publications from the Australian Bureau of Statistics are given a call number ABS followed by their respective code.
    ABS 1216.0

    College Theses


    Theses of the College are given a call number - Thesis .Thesis 1997 CUR

    Special Collections


    For collections other than the Main Collection, a prefix is added, followed by a space and then the call number. The following prefixes are used:
    AHC Box - Adventist Heritage Centre
    DVD - DVD/Video
    F - folio (extra tall books)
    Map - map
    MFM - microfilm
    MIC - microfiche
    R - reference
    S - serial
    TMC - Teaching Materials Collection
    TMC BB - Teaching Materials Collection big book
    TMC Chart - Teaching Materials Collection chart
    TMC Game Draw - Teaching Materials Collection games
    TMC F - Teaching Materials Collection Folio
    W - Ellen G. White books

    Sydney Campus


    Library Call Number System


    Generally we use the Dewey number, followed by 3 capital letters (usually first 3 letters of author's surname, or of title) then edition statement eg. 610.73072 POL 7E

    Journals


    Journals (also called periodicals or serials) do not have a Dewey number and are listed in the catalogue as JOURNALS. On the shelves they are filed alphabetically by title.

    Tom Ludowici Bioethics Collection


    The classification we use in this collection is the National Reference Centre for Bioethics Literature Library Classification Scheme which was created by Georgetown University specifically for bioethics. The decimal numbers range from 1 to 22. The first 4 letters of the author are capitalised followed by the year of publication eg. 2.1/SCUL/2010 . Reference books in this collection have the prefix B-REF. Bioethics periodicals are listed in the catalogue as BIOETHICS PERIODICAL and do not have a Dewey number. On the shelves they are filed alphabetically by title.

    Works by E.G. White


    Works by Ellen G. White have call numbers W followed by 2 capital letters which are the initials of the first 2 important words of the title eg. W AA Acts of the apostles

    Special Collections


    For collections other than the Main Collection, a prefix is added, followed by a space (or hyphen in bioethics) and then the call number.

    The following prefixes are used:

    AV - video
    B-REF - bioethics reference
    CD - compact disc
    CR - closed reserve
    DVD
    F - fiction
    FOL - folio (extra tall books)
    NF - non-fiction
    REF - reference
    W - Ellen G. White books
    Last Updated:23rd January 2014
    Updated By: Michelle Down