## Working with Form Division Tables in KF Modified (Part 4)

This is the fourth in a series of posts about using the form division tables in **KF Modified**. Part 3 is located here.

I hope you had a chance to work on the exercises posted in Part 3. Here are the answers for those exercises.

KF8950 |
Table VI |

KF1629.S8 |
Table VII |

KF841-850 |
Table II |

KF501-505 |
no table use G.D. |

KF7701-7710 |
Table II |

In this post we’ll take a look at **Table V** for classification numbers with 2 numbers. This will set us up to consider the remaining titles for class numbers with 5, 10, and 20 numbers.

**Table V** begins on page **F20** of the **KF Modified** schedule. If you compare this to **Table VI** you will see some familiar form divisions listed there:

- Bibliography;
- Periodicals;
- Looseleaf services;
- Form books;
- Dictionaries;
- Congresses;
- Treatises;
- etc.

The difference here is that these form divisions are now spread across a 2 number range. For example, the form division for **Periodicals** is found at **1.A15** and **Congresses** is at **2.A5**.

So let’s look at an example.

Here’s an Ontario Bar Association CLE title from March of this year:

This is a collection of papers dealing with construction liens, which is referred to in the Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification scheme as ‘**mechanics’ liens**’ for the purposes of classifcation.

In **KF Modified** this is found under **Contracts** at **KF899-900**:

We know from last time that collections of CLE papers are put into the form division for ‘**Congresses. Symposia. Collected papers, addresses, and essays**’ which in **Table V** is **2.A5**.

The class number for Mechanics’ liens has 2 numbers:

Number 1 |
KF899 |

Number 2 |
KF900 |

If collected papers are associated with **2.A5** in **Table V** then we would use the second number (i.e. **KF900**) and apply the form division to that number. So this title will go in **KF900.A5**. Adding the cutter number for the main entry and the publishing date gives us a finished number of **KF900.A5 O583 2011**.

Here’s another example, this time we have a general treatise on international trade dealing with the law in Great Britain.

This would be classed in **KF Modified** at **KF1975-1976**.

Because this is a general title we need to locate the form division for general monographs. This is always found toward the end of the form divisions:

This form division tells us to use the second number and to then cutter by the main entry or in RDA terms the “preferred access point.”

So our 2 number range in this case consists of:

Number 1 |
KF1975 |

Number 2 |
KF1976 |

We are instructed to use the second number, so **KF1976** and then cutter for the preferred access point between **A7** and **Z8**. In this case the number will be **KF1976 C37** and adding the publication date of **2010** give us **KF1976 C37 2010**.

This is an area of the form division tables that the cataloguer needs to watch out for. You are only permitted to cutter general works between **A7** and **Z8**. If the author’s name had been **John Adams** there would be a conflict.

**Adams** would normally be cuttered at **A32**, but this falls outside of the prescribed range available to the cataloguer. A cutter number for a name beginning with ‘**A**’ cannot fall before **A7**. The cataloguer must therefore construct the cutter number a little differently.

The easiest way to do this is to start with **A7** and then add to that the cutter number the number usually applied for the name **Adams**, i.e. A**32**. Putting these two numbers together (i.e. A7+32) will give you a new cutter number of **A732** that will not conflict with the specified range.

Although less likely, the same thing would apply for authors whose last name ends in ‘**Z**’, for example a name like one of our faculty members **Peer Zumbansen**. There would be no conflict in this case though because this name would normally receive the cutter number **Z86** which is within the given range.

However, a name like **Adan Zye** would cause a conflict because this will normally fall in a **Z9** number which is outside of the range that should be used. Again applying the same logic as above. Take the usual cutter number, in this case **Z94** for **Zye** and apply it to the last number in the given range **Z8**. This would result in a cutter number that will neither clash with the number for Zumbansen nor run into **Z9**: i.e. **Z894**.

With the holidays approaching I won’t include any exercises this time. We’ll continue with our look at the form division tables in **KF Modified** after the holiday break.

Hope you have a great holiday and all the best for you and your family in the new year!

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