A Comprehensive Approach to Algorithmic Machine Sorting of Library of Congress Call Numbers

This paper details an approach for accurately machine sorting Library of Congress (LC) call numbers which improves considerably upon other methods reviewed. The authors have employed this sorting method in creating an open-source software tool for library stacks maintenance, possibly the first such application capable of sorting the full range of LC call numbers. The method has potential application to any software environment that stores and retrieves LC call number information.

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Work Title A Comprehensive Approach to Algorithmic Machine Sorting of Library of Congress Call Numbers
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Creators
  1. Corey Wetherington
  2. Scott Wagner
Keyword
  1. library of congress call numbers sorting algorithm open source software stacks maintenance
License Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)
Work Type Article
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  1. Information Technology and Libraries, vol. 38, no. 4
Publication Date December 16, 2019
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  1. English
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  1. https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v38i4.11585
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Deposited December 16, 2019

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