Cutter Table

What is Cutter Table?

Cutter Table meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

In 1880, Charles A. Cutter first circulated a two-figure table designed to assist catalogers in adding author marks to call numbers to differentiate items of the same classification by author. The Cutter Table was extended to allow the assignment of three arabic numerals following the initial letters of the author‘s last name and later revised by Kate A. Sanborn. The OCLC Four-Figure Cutter Tables are revised and expanded versions of the Cutter Three-Figure Author Table and the Cutter-Sanborn Three-Figure Author Table. Click here to see a version of the Library of Congress Cutter Tables.


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