Hi Ken,

Here's a link to an XML mapping of LC call numbers ranges to categories that we use in an indexing software. It may be a bit hefty for your needs (almost 6000 mappings), but hope it helps!


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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ken Irwin
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] library of congress call number subject coding

Hi folks,

Does anyone have a handy scheme for coding LC call numbers into just a few broad subject areas (e.g. Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences) or perhaps something only a little more granular than that?

I'm hoping for a list that will turn 1-3 letter LC classes into subject groups, and I'd rather not reinvent the wheel if someone's already got something.

Any leads?