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AUXILIARY TABLES > COMMON AUXILIARY NUMBERS > Common auxiliaries of place. Table 1e

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(1/9)Common auxiliaries of place. Table 1e  


  • The (1/9) auxiliaries are applicable throughout the main tables if the place aspect is secondary to the subject. The place auxiliary is normally cited after the main number or subject notation, but, if desired, the order of numbers can be reversed allowing for all documents referring to the same place to be grouped together. E.g. 339.5(73) Foreign trade - USA, (73)339.5 USA - Foreign trade. Exceptionally, the place auxiliary alone might be adequate for classifying some kinds of document where the place aspect is the only one likely to be sought (e.g. some maps). In UDC Summary, the geo-political section of table (4/9) does not contain subdivisions beyond state level. Smaller units may be denoted by using special auxiliaries (1-2/-4) and/or alphabetical extension (Table 1h)

Scope note

  • The place auxiliaries indicate the geographical range, locality or other spatial aspect of a subject denoted by a main UDC number, e.g. 331.2(44) Wages in France, 338.47(81) Economics of transport in Brazil. Most importantly, place auxiliaries are the primary facet in the subdivision of 913 Regional geography and 94 History


  • (44-2) Communes of France


  • (1/9)

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