Cutter Numbers and Shelflisting for LC Classification

Wednesday, 2/21/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented on February 21, 2018. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

This session will define shelflisting and the use and construction of Cutter numbers for the application of the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system. The session will cover the concept of “the catalog” in the context of shelflisting, the construction and application of Cutter numbers in both the LCC class number and the item number portion of an LCC call number, and pre-defined and reserved Cutter numbers in Classification and Shelflisting Manual (CSM) and LCC.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, attendees will be able to:

  • Construct Cutter numbers
  • Identify when to use the Cutter table or adjust to fit a shelflist
  • Identify reserved Cutter numbers
  • Understand when to use pre-defined Cutter numbers
  • Understand when to adjust constructed Cutters with respect to reserved Cutter numbers

Who Should Attend

Catalogers and technical services staff


Bobby Bothmann is metadata & emerging technologies librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and teaches cataloging courses for the iSchool at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bobby is a member of the Cataloging & Classification Quarterly editorial board and an Americas Regional Council delegate to the OCLC Global Council.



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