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060  National Library of Medicine Call Number (R)

       

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Existence in NLM collection
blank character  No information provided
Item is in NLM
1 Item is not in NLM
2nd Indicator  Source of call number
blank character  No information provided
Assigned by NLM
4 Assigned by agency other than NLM
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
‡a Classification number (R) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡b Item number (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable




Definition

Call numbers or class numbers based on LC Classification schedules and the NLM Classification schedules. If the call number is assigned by an agency other than NLM, you may use field 060 or Field 096

If you have NLM authorization, you may add NLM call numbers to most master records.

If you assign a National Library of Medicine classification number according to the NLM class schedules, use Field 096 or field 060 with indicators "14". If the classification portion of your number does not conform to the NLM class schedules, use Field 099.

Guidelines

 
NLM and LC copy 

Enter spaces as shown on NLM or LC copy. For classes W1–9, no space intervenes between class letters and class numbers. For other classes, NLM uses a space between class letters and class numbers. LC does not use a space.

LC or NLM cataloging copy may include two NLM call numbers, the second in brackets following the first. Use field 060 subfield ‡a for the first NLM call number. Use a second subfield ‡a for the second NLM call number. Do not enter the brackets.

Cataloging copy Enter
W1 P658 no.6 1977 [WM 420 P971p 1973-75] 060 00 W1 P658 no.6 1977 ‡a WM 420 P971p 1973-75


If you use such a call number for card production, only the first call number (first subfield ‡a ) prints. If you prefer the second call number, delete the unwanted call number from field 060 or enter the preferred call number in Field 096.

On some cataloging copy, the NLM call number follows the NLM subject headings. Use the appropriate fields for call numbers and subject headings.

Cataloging copy Enter
[DNLM: 1.Brain Damage,Chronic--in infancy and childhood. 2.Psychological Tests--in infancy and childhood. W1 NO17D] 060 00 W1 N017D

650 2   Brain Damage, Chronic ‡x in infancy and childhood

650 2   Psychological Tests ‡x in infancy and childhood


For most nineteenth century titles, the class number assigned by NLM has letters only. Enter such numbers as follows:

060 WBA G816p 1897

1st indicator

Existence in NLM collection. Indicates whether the item is in NLM's collections.
 
blank character No information provided 
 
Item is in NLM.  (From NLM copy only)
 
1 Item is not in NLM 

2nd indicator

Source of call number. The source of the call number
 
blank character No information provided. Obsolete. Do not use.
 
Assigned by NLM.  (From NLM copy only)
 
4 Assigned by agency other than NLM 

Subfields

 
‡a Classification number   Enter the complete NLM call number or only the NLM class number.
‡b Item number   Subfield ‡b is optional. You may use subfield ‡a to enter the entire call number. NLM does not use subfield ‡b .

Printing

This section describes printing of NLM call numbers from field 060 and Field 096. See " 050–099  Introduction to Call Numbers" for more information. Field 060 and Field 096 print for institutions profiled for NLM call numbers. A new line begins for each blank space in the field.The print program treats the subfield ‡b as a blank space for call number formatting. Characters to print on one line must not exceed the margin size which is two characters fewer than the first indention.
 
Displayed in record Prints as
WO 100 B865s 1973 WO
100
B865s
1973
W1 RE359 W1
RE359
WK550 K55a 1973 WK550
K55a
1973
WK 550 K55a 1973 WK
550
K55a
1973
Q 180.A8 D618 Q
180.A8
D618
QH 436 ‡b H572p 1977 QH
436
H572p
1977
ZW 76 H631h 1975 ZW
76
H631h
1975


If field 060 has two call numbers in separate subfield ‡a 's, only the first call number (first subfield ‡a ) prints.

Displayed in record Prints as
W1 IN394P v.7 1979 ‡a W 84 AA1 L42 1978 W1 IN349P v.7 1979


If you prefer the second call number, delete the unwanted call number from field 060 or enter the preferred call number in Field 096.

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