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CLASSICS GRADUATE STUDY ROOMS & MAJOR CLASSICS COLLECTIONS

As of spring 2004, the three rooms housing the Classics graduate study rooms will be reorganized, with two new location codes, as follows:

Classics Graduate Study Room: Greek (SCG) for 3-11-G

Classics Graduate Study Room: Latin (SCL) for 3-12-G

Classics Graduate Study Room: Paleography (SCP) and

Classics Graduate Study Room (SC) for 3-13-G

3-11-G will contain all things Greek with emphasis on Greek literature (text editions, criticisms, concordances, etc.). Oversize items in this group would be included. Designator code: SCG.

3-12-G will contain all things Latin with emphasis on Latin literature (text editions, criticisms, concordances, etc.). Oversize items in this group would be included. Designator code: SCL.

3-13-G will contain hybrids (materials not exclusively Greek or Latin), i.e. reference sources (encyclopedias, bibliographies, indexes, etc.) and current periodicals. Reserve materials would be housed here as well. Oversize items in this group would be included. Designator Code: SC. The room would also contain papyrology, epigraphy, and numismatics. Oversize items in this group would be included. Designator code: SCP.

In addition, a new classification procedure, originally developed at Columbia and NYU, will be instituted for the four main Greek and Latin text collections:

Loeb Classical Library (the Loebs)

Bibliotheca Classicorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana (the Teubners)

Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis (the OCTs)

Collection des Universités de France: L’Association Guillaume Budé (the Budés)

Using the publishers’ catalogs of these sets, volume numbers are sequentially assigned to all volumes in the set, arranged alphabetically by author (anthologies are arranged by title). Authors are not assigned a unique number, but rather have as many numbers as they have volumes in the set (e.g. if Homer had three volumes in a set, they might be assigned numbers 110, 111, 112). Within each author, the numbering follows the pattern established by the publisher. In the absence of a pattern, works of an individual author are arranged by title. As much as possible, the LC NAF forms of the names are used (this means Aeschylus instead of Eschyle for the Budé set). If unexpected (new, not originally in the publishers’ catalog) volumes are received, they are placed in order and differentiated from surrounding volumes by a letter after the volume number (e.g. vol. 26A).

Set classification: each of the four sets has its own unique LC call number (PA3405: .B8 for Bude; .L6 for Loeb; .O9 for Oxford; .T4 for Teubner), and the volume numbers are simply appended onto the overall call number, e.g.:

PA3405
.B8
vol. 123