Thanks. I'm off for a fun day of academic drudgery, searching for the fabled pony that must be in there somewhere.
>Slightly off-topic, this was written by a Yahoo cataloger:
Great link! She explains how they work
>There seems to be some distinction between librarians and
>catalogers, from the librarians' point of view. Perhaps because
>catalogers don't have to actually find what they classified.
My mom was a librarian ... and they often find the cataloging guidelines ridiculous. However, their saving grace is their consistency: if you know the library uses LOC or DD, you can immediately head for the area you need with no learning curve.