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Frequently libraries email me requesting a DDC number recommendation for books that are lacking an 082 (call number field) in the MARC record. OCLC is running an experimental program called Classify. The program searches WorldCat for instances of the book and then maps the call numbers associated with the title.
Here is an example search:
Searching the tool, you can see that the most frequently applied call number is 025.524.
The tool allows for ISBN, UPC, ISSN, and OCLC number searching as well as title and author. This cool tool might help you in a pinch though it is a tad slow. Try it today!
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Library of Congress changed two subject headings that reflect current terminology. The authority for the headings directs users to the new headings but you may want to be aware of the change if asked.
Video Recordings For The Hearing Impaired -- See Films for the hearing impaired
Films For The Visually Handicapped -- See Films for people with visual disabilities
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