Cataloging: Call Number Pre-stamps

Purpose: Pre-stamps and Post-stamps generally provide detailed location information within more general areas such as Special Collections. Below is a comprehensive list of all call number pre-stamps, post-stamps, and special local call number types used for items cataloged by Fogler Library.

Pre-stamps
Pre-stamps are entered before/above an LC call number. In most cases, the pre-stamp is added to the call number field in URSUS.  In a few cases, the pre-stamp is not added in URSUS, but is added to the call number label (see below).  See notes for ordering of multiple pre-stamps.

When possible, a link to the corresponding procedures page has been provided.

* Denotes inactive or closed collection; new items rarely, if ever, received.

Acq.
Audio tape*
Audiocassette
Cat. Dept.
Chart
Child Coll.
Cole*
Dean’s Office
DVD
Film
Filmstrip*
Flash Card*
Folio
Game
GeoScan (For items with location = ogsn; stamp on label only, not in URSUS call number field; note status = o : Libr Use Only)
I.L.L.*
Index
Juv
Kit
Laser disc*
Lawrence*
Maine
Maine Juv
Map
Microcard*
Microfiche
Microfilm
Microprint
O’Brien*
Phonodisc
Rare
Ref (For Reference books; stamp on label only, not in URSUS call number field)
orefa (atlas)
RRR (For Reserve Reading Room; stamp on label only, not in URSUS call number field)
SciPTDL (Patent & Trademark Deposit Library)
Slide
Software
Taylor*
Teen
Textbook
Thoreau*
Video disc*
Videocassette

Post-stamps
Poststamps are added after/below complete LC call numbers (including volume information).

CD-ROM
Disk
Disk Master
Vickery (For items from the James B. Vickery gift collection. Note that Vickery items do not circulate)

Special call number types
The following terms are not prestamps but prefixes for local call number systems. Follow each link to the appropriate procedures page.

CDROM
DVDROM
Compact Disc

Det* (Detective novels in Jones Room; followed by author and title cutters)
Maine Map
Pamp
St. Docs.
Univ
Upub

Notes

Folio is applied to all books, including art books, over 30 cm. in either dimension.  Exceptions:

  • Music scores (LC class numbers M1-M5000): the dividing line is 36 cm. rather than 30 cm.
  • Folio is not used for juvenile books.

When an oversize book requires a location prestamp, the location prestamp should come first, then the word “Folio,” then the call number.  For example:

090 __ Maine Folio G1218.W4 $b 1881 .C65 2004

090 __ Rare Folio S1 $b .G73 1850

Rare is placed before Maine for items that overlap the two collections. For example:

090 __ Rare Maine JS451.M23 $b P6 1822

090 __ Rare Maine Folio ND210 $b .B74 1974

Contact: um.library.technical.services@maine.edu