What is SuDocs?
SuDocs meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
- J 29.9/6:997 assigned to the 1997 edition of Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
In the above example, J is the author symbol for the U.S. Department of Justice; 29. distinguishes the subordinate office (Bureau of Justice Statistics); 9/6: designates the series (bibliographies and lists of publications); and 997 is the book number for the 1997 edition. Everything up to and including the colon (J 29.9/6:) is the class stem.Libraries that use SuDocs numbers shelve government documents in a separate location. Those that use Library of Congress Classification (LCC) or Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) for govdocs usually shelve them in reference or with the general collection. Click here for a detailed explanation of the SuDocs classification system.