Nsa Library Shelving Test Quiz

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Nsa Library Shelving Test Quiz

When arranging materials, sort first by the whole number (the three digits before the decimal). If there is more than one item with the same whole number, sort by the number following the decimal point. For example: 800, 808. 09, 808. 1, 808. 14, 808. 2, 808. 321. Remember that the number after the decimal point is a fraction, so in the example above,. 14 is smaller than. 2 and comes before it when shelving. Books classed as fiction are arranged on the shelves alphabetically by the last name of the author. If there are several authors with the same last name, sort alphabetically by first names, and if there are several books by the same author, sort by title. Articles (a, an, and the) are not considered when alphabetizing.


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  • 1. 
    Given the following fiction books, which should be shelved last?Walter Wangerin - Elizabeth and the Water TrollP. G. Wodehouse - Leave it to JeevesE. B. White - The Once and Future KingP. G. Wodehouse - The Code of the WoostersWalter Wangerin - The Book of the Dun Cow
    • A. 

      P. G. Wodehouse - Leave it to Jeeves

    • B. 

      Walter Wangerin - Elizabeth and the Water Troll

    • C. 

      E. B. White - The Once and Future King

    • D. 

      P. G. Wodehouse - The Code of the Woosters

    • E. 

      Walter Wangerin - The Book of the Dun Cow

  • 2. 
    True or false: the library and location designations on the spine label can be ignored when shelving materials.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Two books in the following line-up are out of order.  Which are they?1. 513 Euclid2. 572.8633 Wells3. 572.80675 Wolterstorff4. 573 H219n5. 576.8 Dawkins
    • A. 

      1 and 2

    • B. 

      2 and 3

    • C. 

      3 and 4

    • D. 

      4 and 5

  • 4. 
    Several of Tyndale's books have call numbers with strings of letters and numerals coming after the decimal point, instead of or in addition to just "fraction" numbers.  These two styles are currently being intershelved.  Given that numbers are shelved before letters, which of the following books should come first?1. 883.1 Isenberg2. 883.1 I29g3. 883.1 Lattimer4. 883.1 L935hh5. 883.1 I29bt
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 5. 
    True or false: The following four books are in the correct order.874.7P173m875.01Cambridge/Cicero875.1A1W325o875.1B154a
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False