CODOC Classification System

The CODOC classification system was developed specifically for government documents and allows them to be shelved alphabetically by country or organization, then by level of government, and then by department, division and branch. The CODOC Classification System has been modified to fit the needs of the University of Lethbridge Library.

CONTENTS

FORMATING CODOC CALL NUMBERS
READING CODOC CALL NUMBERS

FORMATING CODOC CALL NUMBERS

Each item within the Government Document collection is given a unique call number devised according to the following codes:

Country Code:
CA - Canada

Codes for Level of Government:

1 - Federal
2 - Province/Territory
3 - Region/County
4 - Municipal

Provincial Codes for Canada:

AL - Alberta
BC - British Columbia
MA - Manitoba
NB - New Brunswick
NF - Newfoundland
NT - Northwest Territories
NV - Nova Scotia
ON - Ontario
PE - Prince Edward Island
PQ - Quebec
SA - Saskatchewan
YU - Yukon Territory

READING CODOC CALL NUMBERS

The CODOC number indicates the document's location on the shelf and provides additional information about the publication.

For example, the government publication, Healthy Development of Children and Youth issued by Health Canada has the following call number:

GOVDC CA1 HW 29 1999 H43

The call number can be read as follows:

GOVDC

Identifies the location (Government Documents Collection)

CA

Identifies the country (Canada)

1

Identifies the level of government (Federal)

HW

Identifies the department (Health Canada)

29

Identifies the branch (Health Promotion and Programs Branch)

1999

Identifies the year of publication

H43

Unique number which distinguishes this document from other documents and determines the exact location of the item relative to other documents issued by the same department



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