May I add that there is another reason Dewey numbers are not added to
national-level authority records: Dewey is proprietary, and the Dewey
Editor-in-Chief has not approved their inclusion in the national authority
I am of course aware that the particular number (T2-729843) is the Table 2
geographic area number for Saint Lucia.
At 11:10 AM 7/12/2004, you wrote:
>T2-729843 is not any Dewey class number that we are aware of.
>No, you cannot add Dewey numbers to authority record. There is a
>provision for them (082, 083) in the MARC 21 Authorities format, but
>they have not been used due to maintenance issues.
>Thanks for your inquiry,
> >>> [log in to unmask] 7/12/2004 9:54:57 AM >>>
>Friday I searched for the heading for Saint Lucia. I was pleased to
>find 043 nwxk--- in the record which I transferred to the bib record.
>082 T2-729843 also would have been useful. Can we add Dewey numbers