The books on open access are ordered by shelf mark. This shelf mark consists of the location, the classification number, a codification of the author's name and further information (edition, volume).
Example: Ebel, Hermann: Bürgerliches Recht, 4. edition, volume 1, 1997
The shelf mark is: 31/PD 2080 E15-1(4)+2
|Location||31||The location indicates where (Department Library, Central Library, stack) you can find the required media.
Detailed information on the locations you can take from the list of locations*. The list of locations gives detailed information on each location.
|Classification Number||PD 2080||The classification number contains coded information on the content of a medium.|
|Further Information||E15||Coded information of the author's name.|
|+2||Number of copies|
Composition of the classification number
To determine the classification number the University Library of Bayreuth uses - like many other university libraries - the Regensburg Classification System* (RVK). The RVK systematically orders each science subject and displays them hierarchically with the help of letters and numbers, known as classification numbers. As part of a shelf mark, the classification numbers assign every medium its place within each subject classification. The hierarchical structure varies from subject to subject.
In addition you can use the classification number to search for literature of a certain topic in the library catalogue.
|PD||Civil Law, Private Law|
|PD 1000 - PD 2880||General|
|PD 2080||Study Aids, Case Studies|