NJ18 prior to 1991

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The "old" NJ18 standards date from the transition to LC classification in the 70's, when NJ18 superseded the old yale J18 numbers in use for artists/architects. (The "N" before "J18" and the "(LC)" below the call number facilitated physical shelving of new items with the part of the collection using Library of Congress classification. Although the transition from J18 to NJ18 meant  the creation of a new artist/architect cutter sequence,  J18 shelf cards were interfiled with the new NJ18 shelf cards in the "union" LC classification shelflist for reasons unknown. With the completion of  the N class recon and the end of card production, the online shelflist has become the LC shelflist of record, and  the old yale/LC shelfcard interfiling confusion is no more. (Catalogers are cautioned not to use artist cutters in J18 call numbers for new items classed to the same artist; only NJ18 artist cutters are valid for new items.)

On May 15, 1991, construction of NJ18 numbers was simplified in Arts & Sciences cataloging in order to increase production.  Although other units were encouraged to follow the new standard, cataloging of art materials in units outside Arts & Sciences continues to follow the "old rules." (Scope remains the same for both old and new standards, and the same technique is used to create artist cutters for names beginning with vowels and S). Although Arts & Sciences no longer uses the call number construction technique described below, it is recorded here both to describe and understand ongoing activity in other units and as an aid to interpreting call number practice in recon titles.

Basic NJ18 construction (pre 1991 and currently in other units, e.g. British Art, East Asia, Latin American, Slavic)
First line Always NJ18
Second line Artist cutter
Third line Cuttered usually to main or added entry, BUT:  A12, A15, A2, or A3 in some situtations
[Fourth line] [Date of publication]  Original rules did not assign a date for the first edition;  date now used on 1st ed. to follow LC practice.
A date is always used for later editions. Special rules for catalogues raisonnes
Fifth line (LC) is always used below NJ18 call numbers

EXAMPLES

EXAMPLE 1. Artist as main entry heading with editor as added entry heading.
EXAMPLE 2. Author as main entry heading.
EXAMPLE 3. Corporate body as main entry heading.
EXAMPLE 4. Title as main entry heading.
EXAMPLE 5-6. A12 (Artist as main entry heading; no added entry heading. "Collected works.")
EXAMPLE 7. A12 (Catalogues raisonnes)
EXAMPLE 8. A15 (Individual works of art)
EXAMPLE 9. A2 (Correspondence)
EXAMPLE 10-11. A3 (Autobiography or diary)

EXAMPLE 1. Artist as main entry. When the artist is the main entry heading,  the book number is generally cuttered to the editor, the author of the text, or whoever wrote the longest catalog essay. In some cases, an added entry is traced in order to justify the book cutter when an added entry would not ordinarily have been made under the cataloging rules.  Alternatively, books with artist as main entry and no editor (artists' books, some exhibition catalogs, etc.) are classed as "collected works" and use an A12 cutter with a date. (See EXAMPLE 5)

LTYL DONE                                                                                           AAT0175
                                                                                   ORBIS COPY HOLDINGS SVA6

YL BOOKS LC 78056303 ISBN 0807608858.
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954.
     The cut-outs of Henri Matisse / by John Elderfield. -- New York : G.
Braziller, <1978>

001 1L CN |a art |b NJ18;M44 |c +E46;(LC)                                |d 07/08/89

Artist as main entry
Art Location stamp
NJ18 Omnibus Yale classification for artists/architects
M44 Artist cutter for Matisse
+E46 Cuttered to Elderfield; + for oversize
(LC) (LC) below all NJ18 call numbers. Note that no date was used.

 When the artist is not the main entry, book number is cuttered to the main entry heading, whether personal name, corporate name, or title main entry.

EXAMPLE 2. Author main entry heading.                         Return to Examples contents

LTYL DONE                                                                           FFW5811
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YL BOOKS LC 90034869 ISBN 038526044X :
Gilot, Francoise, 1921-
    Matisse and Picasso : a friendship in art / Francoise Gilot. -- 1st ed. -- New
York : Doubleday, c1990.

001 1L CN |a art |b NJ18;M44 |c G56;1990;(LC)                                             |d 02/19/91

Author main entry heading
Art Location stamp
NJ18 Omnibus Yale classification for artists/architects
M44 Artist cutter for Matisse
G56 Book number cuttered to Gilot
1990 Dates included for first editions when Yale began to follow Library of Congress practice
(LC) (LC) below all NJ18 call numbers

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EXAMPLE 3. Corporate main entry heading.

LTYL DONE                                                                                             ADD5066
                                                                                        ORBIS COPY HOLDINGS SVA6
YL BOOKS LC 86082223 ISBN 0870704397
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
    Matisse prints from the Museum of Modern Art. -- <Fort Worth, Tex.> : Fort
Worth Art Museum and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1986.

001 1L CN |a art |b NJ18;M44 |c M88;(LC)                                                    |d 07/08/89

Corporate main entry
Art Location stamp
NJ18 Omnibus Yale classification for artists/architects
M44 Artist cutter for Matisse
M88 Cutter to main entry (prior to AACR2,  cutters to MOMA began with N for New York)
(LC) (LC) below all NJ18 call numbers. Note that no date was used.

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EXAMPLE 4. Title main entry. PreAACR2 rules made this construction rare; furthermore, the tendency has been to cutter to the editor or first named  author as in example 1 rather than to title in these situations.

LTYL DONE                                                                                                                   ABA2445
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YL BOOKS
 Pablo Picasso ... / realise par Gilbert Lascault et Rene Micha. -- Aix-en-
     Provence : L'Arc, 1981.
    (L'Arc ; 82)

001 1L CN |a art |b NJ18;P53 |c P33;(LC) |d                                     07/08/89

Title main entry
Art Location stamp
NJ18 Omnibus Yale classification for artists/architects
P53 Artist cutter to Picasso
P33 Cutter to title
(LC) (LC) below all NJ18 call numbers

EXAMPLES 5-7. Catalogues raisonnes and "collected works":  A12 used after the artist  cutter.  For "collected works," a date was always used in the call number. Catalogues raisonnes, on the other hand, added a third cutter for the editor instead of a date (until the date was used in all call numbers; from that point, both the editor cutter and date were added). "Collected works" appears to have been interpreted broadly for any collection where no editor added entry was justified and in practice seems to have been applied to artists' books and exhibition catalogs lacking an editor when the artist was the main entry.

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EXAMPLE 5. Exhibition catalog; artist main entry, no editor.

LTYL DONE                                                                                        ABJ3482
                                                                                ORBIS COPY HOLDINGS SVA6
YL BOOKS LC 83157018
Gnoli, Domenico, 1933-1970.
    Domenico Gnoli, antologica. -- Milano : Electa, c1982.

001 1L CN |a art |b NJ18;G48 |c A12;1982;(LC)                                |d 07/08/89

Exhibition catalog: No editor (A12)
Art Location stamp
NJ18 Omnibus Yale classification for artists/architects
G48 Artist cutter to Gnoli
A12 "Collected works" [i.e., no editor]
1982 Date is always added below A12 when no editor or author functions as an added entry
(LC) (LC) below all NJ18 call numbers

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EXAMPLE 6. Artist book.

LTYL DONE                                                                                          ADD9726
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YL BOOKS
Maciunas, George, 1931-1978.
    Flux paper events / by George Maciunas. -- Berlin : Edition Hundermark, c1976.
(Heft der Edition Hundertmark ; 3)

001 1L CN |a art |b NJ18;M133 |c A12;1976;(LC)                                    |d 07/08/89

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EXAMPLE 7. Catalogue raisonne. (A12 and cutter for editor instead of date)

LTYL DONE                                                                                                 AEG3087
                                                                                             ORBIS COPY HOLDINGS SVA6
YL BOOKS ISBN 2904852018
Duthuit, Claude.
    Henri Matisse, catalogue raisonne des ouvrages illustres / Claude Duthuit ;
etabli avec la collaboration de Francoise Garnaud ; introduction de Jean
Guichard-Meili. -- Paris : C. Duthuit, 1988, c1987 (Paris : Imprimerie Union)

001 1L CN |a art |b NJ18;M44 |c A12;+D9;(LC)                                                 |d 07/11/89

Catalogues raisonnes
Art Location stamp
NJ18 Omnibus Yale classification for artists/architects
M44 Artist cutter for Matisse
A12 In conjunction with editor cutter below, indicates the work is a catalogue raisonne
+D9 Fourth line cutter for editor below A12 indicates the work is a catalogue raisonne
(LC) (LC) below all NJ18 call numbers. Note that no date was used.

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EXAMPLE 8. A15 (Individual work of art). Note that this is also a translation.

[Image]

LTYL DONE                                                                                               PME5928
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YL BOOKS
Saura, Antonio, 1930-
    <Contra el Guernica. French>
    Contre guernica / Antonio Saura ; traduction et notes de Gerard de Cortanze.
-- Gourdon : Dominique Bedou, 1985.
(Collection reliefs, 0760-9671)

001 1L CN |a art |b NJ18;P53 |c A15;G8414;1985;(LC)                                   |d 08/20/91

Individual work of art; translation
Art Location stamp
NJ18 Omnibus Yale classification for artists/architects
P53 Artist cutter to Picasso
A15 Special number used for all books about individual works of art
G8414 G84 for Guernica; 14 for translation into French
1985 Date was always assigned for A15 call numbers
(LC) (LC) below all NJ18 call numbers

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EXAMPLE 9. A2 (Correspondence.)  Another translation.                                    

LTYL DONE                                                                                        PAA8661
                                                                              ORBIS COPY HOLDINGS SVA6
YL BOOKS OCLC ocm00207965 LC 75860189 //r91 ISBN 0413253104
Delacroix, Eugene, 1798-1863
    Selected letters, 1813-1863; selected and translated <from the French> by Jean
Stewart; with an introduction by John Russell. -- London, Eyre and Spottiswoode,
1971.

001 1L CN |a ccl |b NJ18 |c D37;A213;1971                                    |d 07/09/91

Correspondence
Art Location stamp
NJ18 Omnibus Yale classification for artists/architects
M44 Artist cutter for Matisse
A2 Correspondence
1986 Date was always assigned for A2 call numbers
(LC) (LC) below all NJ18 call numbers

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EXAMPLE 10. Autobiography. (A3 and publication date)                            

LTYL DONE                                                                                   FHV5714
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YL BOOKS OCLC ocm01209214 LC 10020887
Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859.
    Autobiographical recollections / by the late Charles Robert Leslie ; edited,
with a prefatory essay on Leslie as an artist, and selections from his
correspondence, by Tom Taylor ; with portrait. -- Boston : Ticknor and Fields,
1860.

001 1L CN |a art |b NJ18;L5772 |c A3;1860;(LC)                |d 10/21/93

Autobiography (A3 and date)
Art Location stamp
NJ18 Omnibus Yale classification for artists/architects
L5772 Artist cutter for Leslie
A3 Special number for autobiographies or diaries
1860 Date was always assigned with A3
(LC) LC) below all NJ18 call numbers.

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EXAMPLE 11. A3 (Diary)                                                                  

LTYL DONE                                                                                                    AFB7384
                                                                                       ORBIS COPY HOLDINGS SVA6
YL BOOKS LC 88040565 ISBN 0446514268 :
Warhol, Andy, 1928-
     The Andy Warhol diaries / edited by Pat Hackett. -- New York, NY : Warner
Books, c1989.

001 1L CN |a art |b NJ18;W22 |c A3;1989;(LC)                      |d 01/23/90

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