The Call number consists of the collection symbol (Main), the international
organization symbol, or the country symbol, the category symbol and two
or more digits providing specific identification for the publication by
placing it in alphabetical order according to a «Short Cutter».
The following «Short Cutter» is currently in use:
The «Short Cutter» is derived from the first digit of the title
for official publications and the first digit of the main entry of
1. General national collective biography is classified in 920
(country) or 920 (region),
and Cuttered by title or author, as the case may be.
2. General international collective biography is classed in 920,
and Cuttered from A 1-3 when no single region is identified.
3. Collective biography of persons in a certain field, national or
international, is classified in 920, and Cuttered according to the
special Cutter scheme
P - politics;
S3 - science;
U5 - United Nations, etc.
Individual biography - 92
1. Individual biographies are classified in 92. The Cutter
number is taken
from the name of the subject of the biography with the initial letter of the
author's name as work mark (except in cases of autobiographies)
2. For autobiographies, no work mark is required. However,
if the author
has written more than one autobiography, the initial letter/s of the title
as a work mark is added.
The subject dictionaries are classified according to UDC classification, as
413 (special arrangement in DHL for dictionaries) and classification
number for the subject.
English-Spanish electrical and computer engineering
Cutter numbers for:
Polyglot dictionaries -
by author using «Short Cutter» as per Country Short Cutter Scheme]
English dictionaries -
[expanded by author, or title when no author exists]
Language dictionaries -
[Cutter consists of the first letter of the language,
e.g. R - Russian;
S - Spanish;
S1 - Sanskrit, etc.,
according to the list of languages, and is expanded
by author, or title when no author exists]
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Last updated: 22 May 2008