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Dewey cutters

Overview

You can apply a cutter to your Dewey call number in your MARC 21 bibliographic records and saved in-progress records. It only supplies a cutter number and not a class number. The type of cutter number is based on your user preferences for the cutter type. Before applying the cutter number, this information must already be entered:

  • Class number in the 092 field $a
  • Text in either the one of the 1xx (preferred) fields or the 245 field

The cutter number is added to 092 field $b. If $b is empty, the cutter number is added; however, if $b contains text, the new information overwrites the existing information. If there are multiple $b subfields, the cutter number is entered in the first instance.

Set the cutter type preference for WorldCat bibliographic records

  1. From the MARC 21 editor, click the User Preferences button (User Preferences button).
  2. Select the General tab.
  3. Select a Cutter Type.
    • Four-Figure (default)
    • Sanborn

Apply the Dewey cutter to a WorldCat bibliographic record

  1. From the MARC 21 editor, select the 092 field.
  2. From the Edit drop-down menu, select Apply Dewey Cutter. The cutter number is added to 092 field $b. If $b is empty, the cutter number is added; however, if $b contains text, the new information overwrites the existing information. If there are multiple $b subfields, the cutter number is entered in the first instance.
  3. From the Save drop-down menu, select the appropriate option to save the changes to the WorldCat record.