## Working with Form Division Tables in KF Modified (Part 5)

This is the fourth in a series of posts about using the form division tables in **KF Modified**. Part 4 is located here.

OK, it’s been a while since I promised to continue this series on form division tables in **KF Modified**. As Steve Miller once pointed out, “Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future.”

To recap we started with an introduction to the form division tables (pt. 1; pt. 2) then we covered **Table VI** (pt. 3) and **Table V** (pt. 4). This time we’ll take a look at **Tables III** and **IV** which are both form division tables used with classification numbers that have a range of 5 numbers.

What do I mean when I say a range of 5 numbers? Here’s an example: **KF746-750** is the general range of numbers used for Trustees. There are 5 numbers in this classification range:

1. **KF746**

2. **KF747**

3. **KF748**

4. **KF749**, and

5. **KF750**.

This is how it appears in the **KF Modified** scheme:

As you remember from the previous posts the Roman numeral III in parentheses after the caption tells the cataloguer to use **Table III**.

If we were cataloguing a bibliography on estate planning like Doris M. Bieber’s ‘A bibliography on estate planning 1960-1974’ we would consult **Table III** and see that bibliographies are found at the beginning of this range of numbers and we should use **1.A1**. The first number in this range is **KF746** so we’d place this bibliography at **KF746.A1**.

Casebooks on estate planning used to be found at **KF749**, which was designated in **Table III** as the 4th number in this 5 number range (i.e. KF749). This number was discontinued by the Library of Congress in 2007. Cataloguers are now instructed to put casebooks in with treatises and monographs at **KF750**. If you look in **Table III** you’ll see that the number **4** is now in parentheses which indicates that generally that number is no longer used.

However, libraries may decide to continue using this number locally if they wish to keep their casebooks together in one place.

**Table IV** works the same way. So a CLE program by the Law Society of Upper Canada like ‘Commercial priorities for real estate and business lawyers’, which deals with security law in Ontario, would be classed at **KF1046-1050**. We would use the number for Congresses, symposia, collected papers in **Table IV** which is **5.A2**. Following the same logic that we saw with **Table III** above we’d use the 5th number in the range, in this case **KF1050** and add **.A2** arriving at a number like:

**KF1050.A2 L39 2011**

OK, so I’ll leave you with this little test. Where would you classify ‘Corporate securities laws in Canada’ by Philip Petraglia and Lazar Sarna? I’ll give you a hint: this will fall in the **KF1066-1070** range.

I’ll try to get the next installment out in a more timely fashion!