From Wednesday, 3 June 2009, the AMC Library will begin changing the shelving arrangement of its collections to the Library of Congress classification system. This means books will have their shelf numbers changed from the decimal style (example: 333.956/56) to the alphabetic style (example: SH 328 .W35 2004). Books on the same topic will appear in a new location on the shelves.
The advantages are:
• Accurate call number details on the library catalogue • Matching call number details for subjects between AMC Library collections (such as books, print serials, audiovisual)
• Matching call number details to similar collections in Hobart branch libraries
• Easier to locate items on the shelves We expect to take 3 weeks in the reclassification of the collections. We apologise for any disruption that will occur during this time.
Ian Bollard – AMC Librarian