I’d like to be able to do that. I’d also like to be able to record 053 classification numbers for works, both works with access points “name. title” (e.g. Homer. Iliad) and those with access points “title” (e.g. Beowulf). I don’t see any good reason why the use of the field is currently so restricted.
Robert L. Maxwell
Ancient Languages and Special Collections Cataloger
6728 Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
"We should set an example for all the world, rather than confine ourselves to the course which has been heretofore pursued"--Eliza R. Snow, 1842.
I’d like to expand on this by asking if others would be interested in use of the 053 field (or something like it) for classification numbers of creators other than literary authors writing for adults. It would be great to have classification information recorded in the authority file for artists and for creators of comics and graphic novels, as well as for children’s authors. My understanding is that there is currently no way to submit literary author numbers for PZ, but someone can correct me if I am wrong.
Monographic Cataloger and Authority Control Coordinator
Duke University Libraries
The DCM at “053 LC Classification Number” has the following “NACO Practice”
NACO practice: NACO participants may use this field only in the following situation: to record LC classification numbers associated with personal name headings for authors who have written works of the imagination, other than works for children. They may input classification numbers found on completed bibliographic records created and input by LC; they may request verification of other classification numbers.
There are no references or instructions on 053 LC Classification numbers for works for children. How do we submit literary author numbers for PZ?
Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian
Professor, Library Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato
P.O. Box 8419, ML3097
Mankato, MN 56002