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The Cutter Expansive Classification system exists as a series of increasingly subdivided versions, ranging from the First (simplest & for the smallest libraries) upward. Forbes Library uses Cutter's Seventh Classification.  In the Children's Department, the Sixth Classification is used, except for History which follows the Seventh.  For examples of how these classifications are used in the existing collection, you can look up any subject in the library's [[http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/home | online catalog]].
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The Cutter Expansive Classification system exists as a series of increasingly subdivided versions, ranging from the First (simplest & for the smallest libraries) upward. Forbes Library uses Cutter's Seventh Classification.  In the Children's Department, the Sixth Classification is used, except for History which follows the Seventh.  For examples of how these classifications are used in the existing collection, you can look up any subject in the library's [[http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/home?loc=247 | online catalog]].
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The Cutter Expansive Classification system exists as a series of increasingly subdivided versions, ranging from the First (simplest & for the smallest libraries) upward. Forbes Library uses Cutter's Seventh Classification.  In the Children's Department, the Sixth Classification is used, except for History which follows the Seventh.  For examples of how these classifications are used in the existing collection, you can look up any subject in the library's [[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search~S41 | online catalog]].
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The Cutter Expansive Classification system exists as a series of increasingly subdivided versions, ranging from the First (simplest & for the smallest libraries) upward. Forbes Library uses Cutter's Seventh Classification.  In the Children's Department, the Sixth Classification is used, except for History which follows the Seventh.  For examples of how these classifications are used in the existing collection, you can look up any subject in the library's [[http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/home | online catalog]].
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Miska, Francis L (ed.). ''Charles Ammi Cutter, Library Systematizer''. Libraries Unlimited. 1977. ([[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b1129155~S41| Forbes Catalog]] | [[http://www.worldcat.org/title/charles-ammi-cutter-library-systematizer/oclc/2967967 | WorldCat]])\\
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Miska, Francis L (ed.). ''Charles Ammi Cutter, Library Systematizer''. Libraries Unlimited. 1977. ([[http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1466451| Forbes Catalog]] | [[http://www.worldcat.org/title/charles-ammi-cutter-library-systematizer/oclc/2967967 | WorldCat]])\\
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[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/pathfinders/A&M_Call_Numbers.pdf | Cutter Call Numbers in Arts & Music (PDF)]]
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[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/pathfinders/A%26M_Call_Numbers.pdf | Cutter Call Numbers in Arts & Music (PDF)]]
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Miska, Francis L (ed.). ''Charles Ammi Cutter, Library Systematizer''. Libraries Unlimited. 1977. ([[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b1129155~S41| Forbes Catalog]] | [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2967967 | WorldCat]])\\
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Miska, Francis L (ed.). ''Charles Ammi Cutter, Library Systematizer''. Libraries Unlimited. 1977. ([[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b1129155~S41| Forbes Catalog]] | [[http://www.worldcat.org/title/charles-ammi-cutter-library-systematizer/oclc/2967967 | WorldCat]])\\
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[[http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924092476229 | Expansive Classification: Part I: The First Six Classifications]]. EBook hosted by [[http://www.archive.org | Archive.org]] (The formatting is crucial, so be sure to use the "read online" option or download the PDF.)
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[[http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924092476229 | Expansive Classification: Part I: The First Six Classifications]]. EBook hosted by [[http://www.archive.org | Archive.org]] (The formatting is crucial, so be sure to use the "read online" option or download the PDF.)\\
Includes schedules of the first six classifications, as well as extensive notes on the systems purpose and use. Note that schedules of the seventh classification are incomplete and are not available online at this time.

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!! In Depth

[[http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924092476229 | Expansive Classification: Part I: The First Six Classifications]]. EBook hosted by [[http://www.archive.org | Archive.org]] (The formatting is crucial, so be sure to use the "read online" option or download the PDF.)

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[[http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/node/545 | Charles Ammi Cutter]] a short biography by Noah Sheola.
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A collection of writings by Charles Ammi Cutter, including excerpts from his personal correspondence which which have not been published elsewhere. Also includes a biography and essays on Cutter's contributions to library science.
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A collection of writings by Charles Ammi Cutter, including excerpts from his personal correspondence which which have not been published elsewhere. Also includes a biography and essays on Cutter's contributions to library science.

Miksa, Francis L. ''[[http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~miksa/dissertation.html | Charles Ammi Cutter: Nineteenth-Century Systematizer of Libraries]]''. University of Chicago, June 1974. (Dissertation)
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!! Recommended reading

Miska, Francis L (ed.). ''Charles Ammi Cutter, Library Systematizer''. Libraries Unlimited. 1977. ([[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b1129155~S41| Forbes Catalog]] | [[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2967967 | WorldCat]])\\
A collection of writings by Charles Ammi Cutter, including excerpts from his personal correspondence which which have not been published elsewhere. Also includes a biography and essays on Cutter's contributions to library science.
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Covers how to find a book given its call number, and how to put books in proper order. A second page summaries the semantics of Expansive Classifications for those who are interested.
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Covers how to find a book given its call number, and how to put books in proper order. A second page summarizes the semantics of Expansive Classifications for those who are interested.
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Covers how to find a book given its call number, and how to put books in proper order. A second page provides
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Covers how to find a book given its call number, and how to put books in proper order. A second page summaries the semantics of Expansive Classifications for those who are interested.
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[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/books/finding_guide.shtml | Finding Books at Forbes]] | [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/pathfinders/Cutter_Pathfinder_1-14-09.pdf | PDF version]]

[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/pathfinders/Shelvingrules.pdf | Shelving Rules in Cutter
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[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/books/finding_guide.shtml | Finding Books at Forbes]] | [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/pathfinders/Cutter_Pathfinder_1-14-09.pdf | PDF version]]\\
Includes a summary of shelving locations and tips for finding popular materials.

[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/pathfinders/Shelvingrules.pdf | Shelving Rules in Cutter
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Covers how to find a book given its call number, and how to put books in proper order. A second page provides

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!! Quick Guides
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[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/cutter/cacutter.shtml | Charles Ammi Cutter biography]]



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!! About Charles Ammi Cutter

[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/cutter/cacutter.shtml | Charles Ammi Cutter biography]] by Pip Stromgren, originally published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/books/finding_guide.shtml | Finding Books at Forbes]] | [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/pathfinders/Cutter_Pathfinder_1-14-09.pdf | PDF version]]

[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/pathfinders/Dewey-Cutter_conversion.pdf | Dewey-Cutter Concordance (PDF)]]

[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/pathfinders/A&M_Call_Numbers.pdf | Cutter Call Numbers in Arts & Music (PDF)]]





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The system was developed by [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/cutter/cacutter.shtml | Charles Ammi Cutter (1837-1903)]], who was librarian at the Forbes Library from 1894-1903.  It lost ground in popularity gradually to the Dewey Decimal system in public libraries; in academic libraries it has been replaced by the Library of Congress system, which was developed partly from Mr. Cutter’s ideas (hence the similarity).
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The system was developed by [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/cutter/cacutter.shtml | Charles Ammi Cutter (1837-1903)]], who was Librarian at the Forbes Library from 1894-1903.  It lost popularity gradually to the Dewey Decimal system in public libraries; in academic libraries it has been replaced by the Library of Congress system, which was developed partly from Mr. Cutter’s ideas (hence the similarity).
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The Cutter Expansive Classification system exists as a series of increasingly subdivided versions, ranging from the First (simplest & for the smallest libraries) upward. Forbes Library uses Cutter's Seventh Classification.  In the Children's Department, the Sixth Classification is used, except for History which follows the Seventh.  For examples of how these classifications are used in the existing collection, you can look up any subject in the library's [[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search~S41 | online catalog]].

The system was developed by [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/cutter/cacutter.shtml | Charles Ammi Cutter (1837-1903)]], who was librarian at the Forbes Library from 1894-1903.  It lost ground in popularity gradually to the Dewey Decimal system in public libraries; in academic libraries it has been replaced by the Library of Congress system, which was developed partly from Mr. Cutter’s ideas (hence the similarity).

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'''Cutter Expansive Classification System'''
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