Year/Number Call Numbers
(Approved for use January 10, 2000)
The books and serials in the Beinecke Library General Collection are assigned call numbers in numerical order as cataloged. Call numbers consist of the location ("Beinecke Library"), the year of cataloging, and consecutive number; they are divided into three groups: octavo, quarto, and folio.
For materials with year/number call numbers, the boundaries for each size are:
- up to 25 cm. high (and gaylords slightly over 25 cm. high)
- up to 23 cm. wide (and gaylords slightly over 24 cm. wide)
- between 25 and 37 cm. high
- over 23 and up to 31 cm. wide
- over 37 cm. high
- over 31 cm. wide
Call numbers should be reserved in the appropriate call number "dummy" record. All of these call number records can be retrieved by performing the Staff Name Headings search: Yale University Library Rare Book Team. Alternatively, individual call number records can be retrieved using a title search (e.g. Octavo call). Instructions for reserving call numbers are found within each record.
The location code is the code for the collection that owns the material (e.g. beinwa or beinycal, etc.). For information on the form for inputting into Orbis see the call numbers document.
for gen, ycal and ycgl are classed in the year/number collection. Western
Americana broadsides are classed in wa. For more information on marking
see the Broadsides document.
Serials and monographic
series or multipart items which are open entries are assigned year/number call
numbers preceded by S on the same line as an indication that shelf space
is to be left for additions.
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