Yale Collection of American Literature
Zac - Authors writing primarily from 2000-2049
(Approved for use January 10, 2000)

 

The first line of the call number is from the "Old Yale" classification scheme  where "Z" meant rare material and the letter "a" was chosen to represent American literature. The first line also includes a chronological subdivision:

Zac

The second line is the author's Cutter number (derived from the OCLC Dewey Cutter program or the C.A. Cutter's three-figure author table), making exceptions when main entry rule changes introduced with AACR2 would result in a split author number. Expand the number to four or even five digits if necessary to distinguish authors and to place them correctly in the alphabetical sequence.

Examples:
Morley, Marjorie. Farm in condo country. 2000.
 

Zac Writes predominantly from 2000-2049
M827 Author cutter for Marjorie Morley
F22 Title cutter for Farm in condo country
2000 Year of edition/printing

Morley, Marjorie. Farm in condo country. 2000.  T.-p. verso: Third printing.
 

Zac Writes predominantly from 2000-2049
M827 Author cutter for Marjorie Morley
F22 Title cutter for Farm in condo country
2000B Year of edition/printing

Pseudonymous works.
Class all works by an author who writes under multiple names in one location.
Use the existing author cutter if the author has been classed previously in YCAL.
If the author is new to YCAL, use the basic heading, if one exists, as defined by LCRI 22.2B
If there is not a basic heading, use the name as it appears on the item. Class all new material by this author at this location.

Examples:

Anonymous works
If a work is by an anonymous author create a Cutter number using the first word of the title.

Example:

The third line is the title Cutter number (derived from the OCLC Dewey Cutter program or the C.A. Cutter's three-figure table).

Example:

The fourth line is the four-digit date of the work in hand. Add letters beginning with the letter "B" if more than 1 printing was issued in a year. "A" is reserved for proof copies.

If a work is to be classed with a person who is not the main entry for the bibliographic record, and the work does not fall into any of the categories below, class the work as instructed by Beinecke.

See the call number page for instructions on how to input the call number in Orbis or RLIN, as well as marking instructions.

Collected works, translations of an author, and works associated with an author
Use the appropriate number from following table for collected works, translations, and works about or associated with (i.e. owned by)  an author for the third line of the call number. The fourth line is the date of the work in hand, followed by a letter if multiple titles exist for the same year.
 

Z6 Collected or selected works
Z7 Works about and relating to an author.  Includes biographies, bibliographies, musical settings of work, criticism, etc.
Z8 Translations, add appropriate letter from translation table
Z9 Association copies

Z6 - Collections & selections.
Use for collections, complete works, extracts, or selected works of an author. Use for collections of previously published works compiled by someone other than the author. Class collections of an author's correspondence with individual works by the author. In Za/Zab this material classes with letters B-D.

Example:
Morley, Marjorie. Complete works, 2003
 

Zac Writes predominantly from 2000-2049
M827 Author cutter for Marjorie Morley
Z6 Cutter for complete works
+2003 Year of edition/printing

Z7 - Works about an author
Use for biographies, bibliographies, adaptations, parodies, criticism, etc. about an author or their work. In Za/Zab this material classed with letters F-Zc.

Smith, John.  The life of Marjorie Morley.  2004

Zac Writes predominantly from 2000-2049
M827 Author cutter for Marjorie Morley
Z7 Cutter for material about or relating to an author and their works.
2004 Year of edition/printing

Z8 - Translations
Use in combination with the letter from the table below. [e.g. Z8h = French, Z8n = German, etc.]. Class translations here even if they are translations of collections or extracts. Class here translations of an author's work. Class works translated by the author with the individual works of the author.

Examples:
 

f Polyglots, Latin
g English
h French, Provencal
j Italian
Spanish, Catalan
l Portugese, Romansh (Raeto-Romance), Romanian
n German
p Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
q Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic
r Greek
t Celtic, Gaelic, Irish, Breton, Welsh, &c.
u Lithuanian, Bohemian (Czech), Polish, Russian, modern Bulgarian, Uralic-Altaic, Finnish, Hungarian, Turkish, Croatian, Serbian, Basque, and other Eastern European languages not specified elsewhere
v Armenian, Albanian, Slovene
w Indo-Iranian, Sanskrit, Persian, Semitic, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Korean, Indian (incl. Malayan, Bengali, etc.) 

Z9 - Association copies
Use for books with dedications to the author, and books from the author's library.
No attempt is made to collocate.
Note: The author of the work takes precedence over provenance when classing unless instructed otherwise.
Note:  It is legitimate to create a Cutter number for an individual who is not an author to accommodate books from that  person's
library.

Examples:
Schroeder, John. A book of stories, 2020 (with autograph by Marjorie Morley).
 

Zac Writes predominantly from 2000-2049
M827 Author cutter for Marjorie Morley whose book this was
Z9 Cutter for association copies
2020 Year of edition/printing

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