A shelfmark (sometimes also called a classmark) is a number and text combination assigned to a book or other item on the basis of the Dewy Decimal Classification scheme.
The shelfmark is printed on a label on the spine of the book and determines where the book is located in the library; the first part, which consists of numbers, indicates the subject area of the book; the second part, consisting of letters, refers to the author's or editor's surname (and sometimes to the subject of the book, if it is a biography).
Calle, S. (2007) Take care of yourself. Arles: Actes Sud.
This table will help you find key shelf numbers for animation and photography books.
|741||Drawing & drawings|
|771||Techniques & equipment|
|778||Types of photography|
|779.2||Photography of human figures|
|808.23||Scriptwriting for animation|
Some key shelf numbers for graphic design and illustration books.
|028||History of books|
|658||Product development & branding|
|686.22||Typography & type design|
|741||Drawing and drawings|
|741.59||Comic art & caricature|
|741.685||Business & letterhead design|
|741.94||Drawings from different countries|
|743.4||Life drawing & anatomy|
|745.4||Design & patterns|
|745.61||Lettering & calligraphy|
|751.73||Graffiti and murals|