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JGSGB Library Classification Code

The JGSGB Library Classification Code

Each book is numbered using the JGSGB's own Library Classification Code. Books are shelved in sequence using this code. e.g. 110 Jhse
The comments field in the catalogue is used to show the Library Classification Code.
The first part of each book's code number is determined from the following list. Author or other code is then appended.

Geographical Areas

     Great Britain and Ireland
              110 general
              115 history
                  .1 pre 1650
                  .2 1650 onwards
                  .3 modern, sociological
              120 year books / almanacs / directories [cf. 700]
              125 newspapers
                  .2 announcements
              130 exhibition catalogues [cf. 765]
              145 England regions miscellaneous

              150 London (Greater)
                 .2 history and topography (inc. atlases)
                 .3 synagogue records
                 .4 synagogue history and lists
                 .5 cemeteries
                 .8 censuses
                 .9 directories, maps

              160 England other towns
                [first 3 or 4 letters of town name and then subdivided as London]

              170 Wales
              175 Scotland
              180 Ireland
              185 Isle of Man
              188 Channel Islands
              195 Sephardim

    Rest of the World
          200 general

          Europe 205 general

          Western Europe
              210 general
              220 France
                 .2 general
                 .3 regions
                 .4 place names
              230 Italy
              240 Iberian Peninsula
                 241 Portugal
                 242 Portugese colonies
                 245 Spain
                 246 Spanish colonies
                 249 Gibraltar
              250 Low Countries
                 251 Belgium
                 253 Netherlands
                 254 Luxembourg
              255 Scandinavia
                 256 Denmark
                 257 Sweden
                 258 Norway
                 259 Scandinavian colonies
              260 Germany
                 261 Prussia
                 262 Bavaria

           Central and Eastern Europe and Russia
              300 general
              310 Switzerland
              320 Austria
              325 Hungary
              330 Czech Republic
              331 Slovak Republic 
              338 Romania
              340 Poland
              341 Galicia
              345 Baltic States
              346 Lithuania
              347 Latvia
              348 Estonia
              350 Russia
              351 Belarus
              352 Ukraine
              353 Georgia
              380 former Yugoslavia
              385 Bulgaria

            Eastern Mediterranean / Middle East
              400 general
              405 Malta
              406 Cyprus
              408 Greece
              410 Ottoman Empire
              411 modern Turkey
              415 Syria
              416 Lebanon
              417 Palestine / Israel
              420 Iraq
              425 Iran
              430 Arabia / Yemen

            Asia
              435 general
              440 Central Asia
              450 Indian subcontinent
              460 Far East
                 465 China
                 468 Japan

           Africa
              470 North Africa
                 471 Morocco and Tangier
                 472 Algeria
                 473 Tunisia
                 474 Libya
                 475 Egypt
              476 Central Africa
              480 South Africa
                 481 South Africa
                 482 Zimbabwe
                 483 Zambia

           The Americas
                 500 North America
                 510 USA
                   .2 general
                     then alphabetically by state:
                      two letter state abbreviation plus
                        .2 general
                        .3 regions
                        .4 place names
                 520 Canada
                   .2 general
                     then alphabetically by province:
                      two letter province abbreviation plus
                         .2 general
                         .3 regions
                         .4 place names
                 530 Mexico / Central America
                 535 Caribbean / West Indies
                 540 South America
                         .1  Argentina
                         .2  Bolivia
                         .3  Brazil
                         .4  Chile
                         .5  Columbia
                         .6  Ecuador
                         .7  Guiana
                         .8  Paraguay
                         .9  Peru
                          .10 Uruguay
                         .11 Venezuela
 
                 550 Australasia and Pacific
                     551 Australia
                     552 New Zealand
                     553 Pacific

                 590 Sephardim not covered by regions

Biographical material, family histories, institutions, occupations
                 610 Bibliography
                 611 General biographical dictionaries and directories

Education and professions
                 620 Schools
                 621 Universities and colleges
                 625 Armed services
                 630 Professions and occupations
                 640 Rabbis and clergy

Family Histories
                 650 Collected genealogies
                 655 Family histories and biographies (by dominant surname)
                 660 Family finder lists

Organisations and businesses
                 680 Charities, associations, societies, freemasonry, religious movements etc
                 682 Subscription lists
                 685 Business histories 

General Works
                 700 Year books / almanacs / directories [cf. 120]
                 702 Encyclopaedias
                 705 Dictionaries / translation guides
                 710 General Atlases
                 711 Gazetteers
                 715 Travel Guides
                 730 Surnames and forenames
                 740 Conference proceedings
                 750 Bibliographies
                 755 Library and archive guides
                 760 Research guides
                 765 Exhibition catalogues [cf. 130]
                 770 Iconography
                 772 Costume
                 775 Photography
                 778 Preservation
                 780 Computing
                 785 Genetics

Holocaust (Yizkor memorial books)
                 800
                    .260 Germany
                    .300 Central and Eastern Europe
                    .country number for other countries {e.g. Greece, Italy]