The Work of the Cataloger
When using the DDC, the cataloger will find herself or himself switching from the index to the schedules to the tables to the manual and back to each of these locations over and over. This is part of the design of the DDC and should be expected. Many times there are materials being cataloged for which the notations are easily found. There will be times, though, when deciding where to place a library item becomes a challenge, or when a notation in the schedules must have additions from one or more of the tables added to it to make a complete number. When these situations occur, it is important to understand how the various sections of DDC are designed to work with each other.
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