Posting on behalf of my colleague Libby Dechman. This message is being cross-posted widely. Apologies for duplication.
Library of Congress Soft-Releases New American Indian Law Schedules
May 23, 2014
NEW SUBCLASSES KIA-KIK
Subclasses KIA-KIK, Law of Indigenous Peoples in North America, specifically Canada and the United States, are new subclasses of Law that have been developed at the Library of Congress. During the weekend of May 31-June 2, 2014, the subclasses will appear in Classification Web, but revision and expansion of the numbers and captions are still in process and are subject to change. The subclasses and the revisions and expansions will be entered into the database directly and will not appear on monthly lists.
EXPANSION OF KF FOR LAW OF AMERICAN INDIANS
An associated expansion of KF, Law of the United States, will begin to appear during the week of June 2, 2014, following the appearance of KIA-KIK in Classification Web. The expansion of the KF schedule (KF8200 through KF8578) also will be entered into the database directly and will not appear on monthly lists. The KF8200+ numbers are still in process and are subject to revisions and changes as well.
For individuals who need to use authorized KF8200+ numbers while work on KF8200+ is under way, the PDF version of the current schedule is available at: http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLCC/KF-text.pdf .
HAITUS ON PROPOSALS
No proposals for the subclasses KIA-KIK or for KF8200+ should be submitted until the date of implementation.
Interim announcements will be issued periodically to keep the community informed of the progress of the project. All project announcements will be posted in the “News” section on LC’s Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access home page, http://www.loc.gov/aba/ .
An implementation announcement will be made by the Library when KIA-KIK and KF8200+ are in their final form and approved for use. Normal revision procedures will begin in these particular areas of classification when the announcement of implementation is issued, which is expected in August, 2014.
Questions about the project should be directed to Libby Dechman, [log in to unmask] .