Marie E. Whited
Yale Law School
We have been asked to remind classifiers to be careful to assign the right letter combination for the country and then the right table for that country. It is really easy to mix up letters and type KKP when it should be KKL. We have a variety of tables in the continental schedules. Be careful that you use the right table when constructing your number.
The 1998 edition of KZ is available from the Cataloging Distribution Service.
You have probably noticed in the Rothman KF cumulative index the addition of catalogersí notes. The notes first appeared in Supplement LC 268. The preface and acknowledgments tell us about the notes. It is very important to remember that these notes do not describe Library of Congress policy. They describe deviations to LC practice used by some catalogers to arrange materials differently from standard Library of Congress practice. If you follow such practice in your library, please document it well. In these days of copy cataloging, we should all think twice about not following standard practice. However, if catalogers feel the need to deviate for the good of their users, they probably should as long as the deviation is documented.