본문 바로가기
  • Home

A Study of Simplifying Call Numbers with Collection Codes at Children's Libraries

  • Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2009, 20(1), pp.23-38
  • Publisher : Journal Of The Korean Biblia Society For Library And Information Science
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Yeon Kyoung Chung 1 Mi-Hwa Lee 2

1이화여자대학교
2한성대학교 학술정보관

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to suggest the collection codes and simplification of call numbers for children's easy access to the children's materials. The classification schemes, author tables, expansion of classification schemes, collections codes, classification numbers used in domestic and foreign children's libraries were surveyed through questionnaires and interviewing with librarians. As a result, in foreign children's libraries, it was common practice to shelve children's materials separately into various collections and sub-collections, to mark the spine with collection code and the lead characters of the author's last name, and not to stick with their classi- fication scheme when it comes to highly circulated children's materials such as fiction, picture book, bio- graphies and so on. Also, in domestic children's libraries, it was found that a collection code was used a few and each call number was almost assigned by KDC number. Therefore, it was suggested that the types and codes of collection and sub-collection were divided as non-fiction, fiction, fiction/mystery, fiction/science fiction, picture book, cartoon, language, folks and fairy tales, biographies, legend, concept book, holiday, award, dinosaur, insect, DIY, transportation, tall book, pop-up, story book, board book, reference, magazine, series, new book, video, and audio and were easily expanded by combining age tables or fiction genre. Also, new simplifying methods of building call numbers with collection codes were suggested.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.