Avondale Library Call Number System
GeneralGenerally, 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)
Everything you need to know about Dewey Decimal Classes (000-999).
Biographical WorksBiographical 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 AuthorsFor 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. WhiteWorks 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 StatisticsPublications from the Australian Bureau of Statistics are given a call number ABS followed by their respective code.
ThesesAvondale College theses are found in Special Collections and all other theses are in the Main Collection and can be search for on Primo Search.
Special CollectionsFor 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)
LR - Leisure Reading
Map - Map
MFM - Microfilm
MIC - Microfiche
R - Reference
S - Serial
Theses - Only Avondale College Theses are held in the Special Collections area.
TMC - Teaching Materials Collection
TMC BB - Teaching Materials Collection big book
TMC PB - Teaching Materials Collection picture 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
Note: RED DOTS are on spine of items in the Closed Reserve collection at Lake Macquarie.
Library Call Number SystemGenerally 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
JournalsJournals (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 CollectionThe 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. WhiteWorks 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 CollectionsFor 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 - DVD's
F - Fiction
FOL - Folio (extra tall books)
NF - Non-Fiction
REF - Reference
W - Ellen G. White books