Subclass KB, Religious Law, is currently in the process of being developed by Jolande E. Goldberg, law classification specialist in the Policy and Standards Division. Subclasses KBR, History of Canon Law, and KBU, Law of the Roman Catholic Church. The Holy See were first putblished in 2000. Subclasses KB, Religious Law in General. Comparative Religious Law. Jurisprudence; KBM, Jewish Law. Halakah; and KBP, Islamic Law. Sharī'ah. Fiqh, were published in 2004. An updated edition of KB was published in 2008, incorporating additions and changes that had been made to all of these subclasses during the period 2004-2008.
The Policy and Standards Division is now making available drafts of the newly developed subclasses KBS, Canon Law of Eastern Churches, and KBT, Canon Law of Eastern Rite Churches in Communion with the Holy See of Rome, for an extended trial period for cataloging and collection staff at the Library of Congress and at other institutions.
Users of these drafts should note the substantial revisions and restructuring in overlap areas with the older classes KBR and KBU, as well as with subclasses BR, Christianity, and BX, Christian Denominations, in the Religion schedule.
The drafts are available in the form of PDF files via the links below. Comments on the structure and detail of these new subclasses may be submitted to Jolande Goldberg at email@example.com by April 30, 2009.
- KBS Schedule (Canon Law of Eastern Churches) (26 p.; 220K)
- KBS Table 1 (8 p.; 45K)
- KBS Table 2 (7 p.; 45K)
- KBS Table 3 (6 p.; 45K)
- KBT Schedule (Canon Law of Eastern Rite Churches in Communion with the Holy See of Rome) (6 p.; 41K)
- KBS-KBX Form Division Tables 1 (6 p.; 36K)
- Hierarchy for Subclass KB (1 p.; 48K)