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October 23, 1996

Library of Congress Publishes New Editions of Four Classification Schedules

Library of Congress Classifications: B-BJ, Philosophy, Psychology; N, Fine Arts; Q, Science; and U-V, Military Science, Naval Science, all 1996 editions, are now available from the Cataloging Distribution Service of the Library of Congress.

The new edition of LC Classification: B-BJ, the first update since 1989, includes classification data created through early 1996 and incorporates changes made since the previous edition.

The 1996 edition of LC Classification: N, Fine Arts is the first new edition in 16 years. The new schedule is easier to use with the expansion of many areas.

LC Classification: Q, Science replaces the 1989 7th edition. Notes and references have been reworded for increased clarity, and topics in A-Z lists that previously appeared on in the LC shelflist have been added. Also, a table for chemicals has been created, and some indentions have been simplified.

LC Classification: U-V, Military Science. Naval Science combines Classes U and V into a single volume, replacing the 1992 (Class U) and 1993 (Class V) editions. This new edition cumulates existing data with additions and revisions to the earlier volumes.

The 1996 editions of the new classification schedules have been produced using a new, automated system that will make revisions easier and updates more rapid. Each classification schedule has been printed with a more legible typeface and bound with a sturdy, laminated plastic cover.

All of the new classification schedules come in a new, smaller and less bulky 7 1/4-by-10 1/4-inch format with two-sided printing. tables and indexes are marked with thumb tabs for easy content location. The new schedules also have new cover designs and colors to help users quickly distinguish older schedules from the new ones.

Library of Congress Classification: B-BJ, Philosophy. Psychology, 1996 edition, ISBN: 0-8444-0927-8. Approximately 300 pages. Price: $34 (North America) $39 (outside North America).

Library of Congress Classification: N, Fine Arts, 1996 edition, ISBN: 0-8444-0907-3. Approximately 570 pages. Price: $34 (North America) $39 (outside North America).

Library of Congress Classification: Q, Science, 1996 edition, ISBN: 0-8444-0928-6. Approximately 700 pages. Price: $36 (N. America) $46 (outside N. America).

Library of Congress Classification: U-V, Military Science. Naval Science, 1996 edition, ISBN: 0-8444-0926-X. Approximately 300 pages. Price: $34 (North America) $39 (outside North America).

Order one or more of the classification schedules directly from: Library of Congress, Customer Services Section, Cataloging Distribution Service, P.O. Box 75840, Washington, DC 20013-5840; telephone (800) 255-3666 (U.S. only) or (202) 707-6100; fax: (202) 707-1334. TDD: (202) 707-0012. .

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PR 96-153
10/23/96
ISSN 0731-3527

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