RE: [Videolib] Call numbers

Laroi Lawton (
Fri, 12 Mar 2004 14:13:43 -0500

Hi Cathy:
At Bronx Community College in our media center we have the LC number in the catalog record but for the purposes of shelving in our closed stack area (staff only area) we use the folloing format.
V- for video
Videos are shelved in the following manner
V121 etc
in numercial sequence. We are currently up to V3321 and still adding new titles as we order them. This is a very simple method we have been using for quite some time now. The staff is cognizant of LC claasifciation but this method is quick and easy when it come to retrieval from the shelves. I invite you to take a look at our "mediagraphy list" which is still being updated as we speak. The url is:

LaRoi Lawton
Director/Assistant Professor
Gearld S. Lieblich Learning Resources Center
Library & Learning Resources Department
Bronx Community College/CUNY
University Avenue & W. 181 Street
Bronx, NY 10453

FD -Filmstrip program with sound cassette
FY - Slide program with sound cassette

-----Original Message-----
From: Catherine M. Von Elm []
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 1:03 PM
Subject: [Videolib] Call numbers

Hello, all,

We're looking to revise our call number scheme for a growing video collection at the University of
Pennsylvania. We're considering going from LC call numbers (how many PN1997s can you shelve accurately?) to accession
numbers. This is a closed stack collection, and I wanted to ask if anyone has any other clever call number schemes or
simple filing/retrieval strategies.

Thank you in advance for any and all comments.


Cathy Von Elm
Head of Circulation
Van Pelt Library
University of Pennyslvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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