An automated reclassification project at the university of kentucky

Nancy Lewis, Kate Seago

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The University of Kentucky Libraries began use of the Library of Congress Classification System in 1978, leaving the bulk of their older material in the Dewey Classification System. In 1992 during the planning for the new Young Library, the opportunity arose to complete the reclassification of the collection from Dewey to Library of Congress. This paper outlines the process used to reclassify the collection. Unique features of this project were the reliance on automation to reduce the number of person hours needed for reclassifying the materials and the minimal disruption of services to users. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: [email protected]].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-134
Number of pages18
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 18 2000


  • Automation
  • Classification
  • Ddc
  • Lcc
  • Notis
  • Reclassification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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