Marie E. Whited
Yale Law School
KDZ,KG-KH (Latin America) is now in Classification Plus and you can expect the print before long. KK-KKC (Germany) should be on issue 1, 2001, of Classification Plus. KL-KWX ("rest of the world") and KBR-KBU (Canon law) will be available in Classification Plus sometime in the spring.
Some of you have reported the disappearance of the form division caption "minor works" from the KF form division tables. KF387 still has the caption "Minor and popular works". The caption "minor works" still appears in the KD form division tables. "Minor works" can be rather subjective even following the guidelines from Piper and Kwan's A Manual on KF page 75 and I quote: "The assignment of this Cutter number is discretionary, depending upon such varying factors as the number of titles expected to fall in the same class number, the intrinsic value of the publication, and its physical makeup and size, which do not lend themselves to being applied rigidly or consistently." Many titles formerly put in "minor works" can easily fit in either "popular works" or "compends" and I would suggest using either one.
Remember to use KZ3410 for international law general works published from January 1, 2000 on. However if a publicist has written other works during the 1900's which classed in KZ3110-3405, continue to use the 20th century class number for that author.
It is always good to review the guidelines for the "dreaded successive cutter" phenomenon. Some of the numbers in the beginning part of K (Law in General ...) use Table K4 for individual authors. Rodney Blackman's Procedural natural law would class in K474.B54 and use Table K4. That table uses .xA3-.xA39 for individual works by title. So all of Mr. Blackman's natural law titles would have be to arranged in that span. For Procedural natural law, I used A37. If the title started with the word law, I would have used A35 and natural would be A36. I have been using the last line of the LC Cutter table to arrange the titles. That is the line for "For expansion for the letter: use number:". Many can use their shelflist to arrange these successive cutter numbers if they are still shelflisting.
Please send me any questions concerning K classification. I know I have not really answered the questions on consular law and international claims from previous columns.