Policy & misc. info.
050 4 guidelines
Duplicate call nos.
Library of Congress
GA and GAX old
N schedule (old practice)
Historically, Princeton has departed from the LC N classification schedule
(art) for materials located in F, SA, Gest and AAS.
In July 1987 it was decided to adopt LC N classification unmodified
except for monographs on individual artists or
architects which were to be located in F, SA, Gest or AAS.
As of October 2009 LC/PCC numbers fo rindividual artists and architects will also be accepted as is.
Some features of the locally-modified N schedule:
These call numbers are never changed merely to bring them into conformity
with current LC practice. Also, when cataloging an edition FOR THE SAME
LOCATION of a title which was assigned a modified N number, continue to
use that number as the basis of the new call number.
- It was essentially a simplification of the LC N schedule. Often,
the guiding principle was to class similar materials together (e.g.,
church architecture was classed with general architecture, unlike LC's
- Cutters for local places sometimes differed from LC's. Thus care
must be taken when deriving such cutters from NOTIS: titles cataloged
before July 1987 may not have the current LC cutter for your locality.
- The translation table was not applied
to the schedule, but now it is.
- An effort was made to class as much material as possible bound for
SA in the N class (e.g., descriptive works on cities, which emphasized
the city's artistic attractions, were classed in N rather than D or
There are two copies of the modified N schedule on the Humanities Cataloging
Team and one copy in (SA).