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Weird Cutters

Most cuttering can be done by following the directions in “Basic Cuttering.” However, there are many situations that these directions don’t quite cover, or that need further explanation. These situations will be covered here.
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  1. . Philosophers (Dewey numbers 180-199)
    1. Many philosophers have a lot of different versions/translations of their works, as well as criticisms written about them.  To make Cutter adjustment easier, we use a two line Cutter.

 

Ex.: a book by Immanuel Kant.

 

193                  -Dewey for German philosophy

K16                 -Kant’s Cutter number

K16v               -Cutter and work mark from the 100 and 245 fields

 

Ex.: a book about Kant by Ermanno Bencivenga, titled “My Kantian ways.”

 

193                  -Dewey for German philosophy

K16                 -Kant’s Cutter

B457m           -Bencivenga’s Cutter with work mark from title

 

BUT: For a criticism of a specific work:

 

193                  -Dewey for German philosophy

K16v                 -Kant’s Cutter + workmark from his work

B457m              - Cutter for from main entry

  1. Lincoln has had more written about him or about his policies and times than almost any other U.S. president. To make Cutter adjustment easier, he has a 2-line Cutter.
  2. The Dewey number usually given for Lincoln is 973.7092, i.e. persons active during the Civil War.
  3. The first 600 will be for Lincoln.

Ex.: a book about Lincoln by R.L. Miller, titled “Lincoln and his world.”

 

973.7093        -Dewey for persons in the Civil War era

L736               -Lincoln’s Cutter number

M649L           -Miller’s Cutter and work mark from the title

 

Ex.: a work by Lincoln (a collection of his speeches) titled “This fiery trial.”

 

973.7093        -Dewey for persons in the Civil War era

L736               -Lincoln’s Cutter number

L736t              -Cutter for Lincoln as the main entry with work mark from title

  1. For biographies of the president, double cutter (there will usually be 092 in the Dewey number)
  2. For books about that president’s administration, do not double cutter, even if there is a 600 for him
  3. Catalogers, use judgment as to which it is

 

Ex.: Nixon : a life by Jonathan Aitken, a biography

 

            1st 600 is Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

 

973.924092  -Dewey for persons during Nixon’s administration

 N736      -Cutter for Nixon

A311n       -Cutter for Aitken plus workmark

 

 

Ex.: Watergate by Fred Emery

 

1st 6xx is Watergate Affair, 1972-1974

2nd 6xx is Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

 

973.924          -Dewey for Nixon’s administration (no 092)

E53w              -Cutter and work mark from 100 and 245 fields