Frequency Analysis Introduction

Erich Kesse
FREQUENCY STATISTICS.

    The following statistical tables report the frequency of
Library of Congress subject headings, Library of Congress
classification values and Dewey decimal classification values
used in bibliographic records of materials pertaining to the
preservation of archival and library materials.  Bibliographic
citations used for this purpose were listed in one or more of the
following bibliographies:

Banks, Paul N.  A selective bibliography on the conservation of
    research library materials.  Chicago, IL : Newberry Library,
    1981.
Cunha, George Martin.  Conservation of library materials.
    Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1972.  Volume 2.
Cunha, George Martin.  Library and archives conservation.
    Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1983.  Volume 2.
Fox, Lisa.  A core collection in preservation.  Chicago, IL :
    American Library Association, 1988.
Fox, Lisa.  "A two year perspective on library preservation."
    Library resources & technical services.  30 (July/September
    1986), 3 : 290-318.
Morrow, Carolyn Clark.  A conservation bibliography for
    librarians, archivists, and administrators.  Troy, NY :
    Whitston Publishing Company, 1979.

    Bibliographic citations were searched in and information
recorded from bibliographic records found in the Research
Libraries Information Network (RLIN).  Repeated citations were
searched only once.  Bibliographic searching was restricted to
monographs, serials and periodicals due to the nature of the
bibliographic database.  Journal articles, therefore, were not
searched.  The universe of citations reflected the biases of the
bibliographies.  As a result, emphases were primarily on book and
paper materials.  The final tally of citations was just over 653
titles.

    Separate reports have been generated for Library of Congress
subject headings, Library of Congress classification values and
Dewey decimal classification values.  Each report contains two
tables.  The first table details frequency of occurrences,
arranged either alphabetically or in the order of the
classification scheme.  The second table details cumulative
frequency, arranged hierarchically by extent of frequency.  Only
those occurrences which had more than one percent frequency were
listed.

ERICH J. KESSE.    PRESERVATION OFFICE. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LIBRARIES.
                   FAX: 904.392.7251.   TEL: 904.392.6962.

Frequency Table 1

FREQUENCY STATISTICS:
DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION.
Cumulative Frequency Report.

Cum %   % Frq    Dewey Call No.   Interpretation
-----   -----    --------------   ------------------------------
15.55   15.55     025.7-.84       Maintenance and preservation
                                  of library collections
25.21    9.66     676             Pulp and paper technologies
34.45    9.24     686.30-.36      Bookbinding
38.23    3.78     025.170-.1796   Treatment of special library
                                  and archival material types
41.17    2.94     770             Photography, General works
         2.52     069             Museology
         2.52     069.5           Museum collections
         2.52     091             Manuscripts
         2.52     628.92          Fire fighting and safety
53.77    2.52     769             Prints
         2.10     668.3           Adhesives technologies
57.97    2.10     751.6-.67       Conservation, preservation,
                                  restoration, maintenance, and
                                  routine care of paintings
         1.68     022.3           Library buildings
61.33    1.68     686             Book arts
         1.26     070.5           Publishing
         1.26     620.12          Wood, Engineering technologies
         1.26     632.7           Insect pests, Economic/
                                  Agricultural entomology
         1.26     667             Cleaning, coloring, etc.
         1.26     686.4           Photoduplication (General)
         1.26     727.8           Library buildings
70.15    1.26     760             Graphic arts

Frequency Table 2

FREQUENCY STATISTICS:
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION.
Cumulative Frequency Report.

Cum %   % Frq   LC Call Number    Interpretation
-----   -----   --------------    ------------------------------
10.63   10.63      Z  701         Conservation and restoration,
                                  including: Book mutilation and
                                  repair; Book-worms and insect
                                  infestation; Book disinfection.
15.80    5.17      Z  269         General bookbinding history
20.69    4.89      Z  271         Bookbinding handbooks and
                                  techniques, including Gilding
                                  and Marbling
24.43    3.74     TS 1109         Paper coating, finishing,
                                  loading, cutting, testing, etc.
27.88    3.45     TS 1105         Paper manufacture, General
                                  special works
         2.59     TS 1090-1096    Paper manufacture, history of
33.06    2.59      Z  270         Bookbinding in various regions
                                  and countries
35.36    2.30      Z  266         Bookbinding, General works
         1.72     TS  940-985     Tanning of Leather, and related
                                  subjects
         1.72      Z    4-8       Books and bookmaking, History
         1.72      Z  265         Reprography of printed
                                  collections, including library
                                  applications of
                                  microphotography
42.24    1.72      Z  663         Library of Congress
                                  publications
         1.44     HD 9820-9832    Paper industry
45.12    1.44     TR  465         Conservation and restoration of
                                  photographs
         1.15     TD  881-890     Air pollution
         1.15     TP  968         Hot melt adhesives
         1.15     TS 1080         Paper manufacture, general
         1.15      Z  124-228     Printing, History of
         1.15      Z  679.6       Library and book security
                                  measures
         1.15      Z  700         Bookbinding (Specific;
                                  including conservation and
                                  restoration)
53.17    1.15      Z  721-725     History of libraries

Frequency Table 3

FREQUENCY STATISTICS:
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS.
Cumulative Frequency Report.

Cum %    % Frq   Subject Heading
------   -----   -----------------------------------------------
 8.455   8.455   Books -- Conservation and restoration
16.075   7.620   Bookbinding
20.877   4.802   Manuscripts -- Conservation and restoration
24.426   3.549   Library materials -- Conservation and
                 restoration
27.871   3.445   Paper industry
30.689   2.818   Paper -- Preservation
         2.505   Books
35.699   2.505   Printing
37.787   2.088   Paper
39.457   1.670   Photographs -- Conservation and restoration
40.814   1.357   Libraries -- Security measures
42.067   1.253   Archival materials -- Conservation and
                 restoration
         1.148   Art objects -- Conservation and restoration
44.363   1.148   Libraries

Frequency Table 4

FREQUENCY STATISTICS:
DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION.
Frequency Report.

The right-most column lists classification values from
bibliographic records.  The left-most column records their
respective frequency, in percent, out of 238 reported
occurrences.  Due to rounding error, the total comes
to 99.55%

   % Frq    Dewey Call No.
   ------   --------------
    0.42     002
    0.42     010.5
    0.84     016.02517
    0.84     016.0258
    0.42     020.93
    1.68     022.3
    0.42     022.7
    0.42     025.129
    3.78     025.170-.1796
   15.55     025.7-.84
    2.52     069
    2.52     069.5
    0.42     069.53
    1.26     070.5
    2.52     091
    0.84     095
    0.42     361.5
    0.42     363.11
    0.42     363.78
    0.84     368.1
    0.42     541
    0.42     544.9
    0.42     551.511
    0.42     574.19
    0.42     576.165
    0.42     589.2
    0.42     589.9
    0.42     604.7
    0.84     609
    0.84     614.48
    1.26     620.12
    0.42     621.32
    0.84     621.389
    0.42     628.53
    2.52     628.92
    1.26     632.7
    0.84     632.951-.952
    0.84     664.028
    1.26     667
    0.42     667.14
    2.10     668.3
    0.84     668.4
    0.42     674.8
    0.84     675
    0.42     675.2
    9.66     676
    0.42     676.042
    0.42     676.12
    0.84     676.2
    0.42     676.23
    0.42     676.2824
    0.42     685
    1.68     686
    0.84     686.2
    9.24     686.30-.36
    1.26     686.4
    0.42     686.43-.45
    0.42     702
    1.26     727.8
    0.84     745.531
    0.84     745.54
    0.84     745.6
    0.84     746
    0.42     751.2
    2.10     751.6-.67
    1.26     760
    0.42     761.2
    0.42     764
    2.52     769
    2.94     770
    0.42     770.283-.287
    0.42     778
    0.42     778.31
    0.84     778.58

Frequency Table 5

FREQUENCY STATISTICS:
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION.
Frequency Report.

The right-most column lists classification values from
bibliographic records.  The left-most column records their
respective frequency, in percent, out of 348 reported
occurrences.  Due to rounding error, the total comes to 100.06%

   % Frq    LC Call Number
   ------   --------------
    0.29    AM  141
    0.57    AM  145
    0.29    HD 9155
    1.44    HD 9820-9832
    0.29    ML  111.5
    0.29     N  460
    0.29     N 8555
    0.86     N 8560
    0.29    NC  930
    0.29    ND 1260
    0.29    ND 1535
    0.86    ND 1640
    0.29    ND 1650
    0.29    ND 2370
    0.29    NE  380
    0.57    NE  400
    0.29    NE  430
    0.57    NE  850
    0.29    NE 2500
    0.57    NK 6200
    0.57    NK 8804
    0.29    QC  916
    0.29    QD  541
    0.29    QD  561
    0.29    QH  652
    0.29    QK  601
    0.57    QR  133
    0.29    RA  761
    0.57    SB  931
    0.29    SB  950.95
    0.57    SB  951
    0.29    SB  951.2
    0.29     T   55.3.h3
    0.57    TA  419
    1.15    TD  881-890
    0.29    TD  885.5.S8
    0.29    TH  521
    0.57    TH 1061-1093
    0.29    TH 6057
    0.29    TH 9031
    0.29    TH 9115
    0.29    TH 9241
    0.29    TH 9311
    0.86    TH 9445.A7
    0.29    TH 9945.L5
    0.29    TK 4161
    0.29    TK 4299.M78
    0.29    TP  247.5
    0.29    TP  493.5
    0.29    TP  932
    0.29    TP  935
    0.29    TP  936.5
    1.15    TP  968
    0.29    TP  978
    0.29    TP  986.A2
    0.57    TP  990-992.5
    0.29    TP 1180.C6
    0.29    TR  151
    0.57    TR  200
    1.44    TR  465
    0.57    TR  835
    0.57    TR  886.3
    0.57    TR  925-1045
    0.29    TS  729
    0.29    TS  933.l5
    1.72    TS  940-985
    1.15    TS 1080
    0.57    TS 1085
    2.59    TS 1090-1096
    3.45    TS 1105
    3.74    TS 1109
    0.29    TS 1118
    0.29    TS 1125
    0.29    TS 1165
    0.29    TS 1220
    0.29    TS 1445
    0.86    TS 2301.P3
    0.29    TT  290
    0.57    TT  870
    0.86    TX  325
    1.72     Z    4-8
    0.29     Z   45
    0.29     Z   48
    0.57     Z  110.C7
    0.29     Z  112
    0.57     Z  116.A2
    0.86     Z  116.A3
    0.29     Z  116.A4
    0.57     Z  118
    1.15     Z  124-228
    0.86     Z  237-239
    0.29     Z  240
    0.86     Z  247
    0.29     Z  253.5
    1.72     Z  265
    2.30     Z  266
    0.29     Z  266.5
    0.29     Z  267
    5.17     Z  269
    2.59     Z  270
    4.86     Z  271
    0.86     Z  272
    0.57     Z  276
    0.29     Z  278
    0.29     Z  432.A2
    0.29     Z  473
    1.72     Z  663
    0.86     Z  679
    1.15     Z  679.6
    0.57     Z  680
    0.29     Z  681.M53
    0.29     Z  683.5
    0.57     Z  684
    0.57     Z  685
    0.29     Z  688.A2
    0.29     Z  688.R3
    0.57     Z  692.M5
    1.15     Z  700
   10.63     Z  701
    1.15     Z  721-725
    0.29     Z  881
    0.29     Z  992
    0.57     Z  993-995
    0.57     Z 1029
    0.86     Z 1030
    0.29     Z 1033.M5
    0.29     Z 1033.R4
    0.29     Z 5140
    0.29     Z 5356.F97
    0.57     Z 6604-6605
    0.29     Z 6946
    0.29     Z 7134
    0.29     Z 7914.A3
    0.29     Z 7914.P2

Frequency Table 6

FREQUENCY STATISTICS:
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS.
Frequency Report.

The right-most column lists subject headings from bibliographic
records.  The left-most column records their respective
frequency, in percent, out of 958 reported occurrences.  Due to
rounding error, the total comes to 99.998%.

    % Frq   Subject Heading
    -----   ----------------------------------------------------
    0.731   Adhesives
    0.626   Air -- Pollution
    0.209   Air -- Pollution -- Measurement
    0.104   Air -- Purification
    0.104   Air conditioning
    0.104   Air pollution control industry
    1.253   Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration
    0.209   Archives -- Conservation and restoration
    0.313   Archives -- Fires and fire prevention
    0.313   Archives -- Security measures
    0.626   Art -- Conservation and restoration
    0.209   Art -- Hinging
    0.209   Art -- Matting
    1.148   Art objects -- Conservation and restoration
    0.104   Artists' materials
    0.313   Audio-visual materials -- Preservation and storage
    0.104   Bibliographical exhibitions
    0.835   Bibliography
    0.209   Book boxes
    0.209   Book covers
    0.626   Book design
    0.731   Book industries and trade
    0.104   Book jackets
    0.418   Book ornamentation
    0.418   Book thefts
    0.209   Book-plates
    0.418   Book-worms
    0.209   Bookbinders
    7.620   Bookbinding
    0.104   Bookbinding -- Cloth bindings
    0.731   Bookbinding -- Exhibitions
    0.418   Bookbinding -- Gilding
    0.418   Bookbinding -- Materials, etc.
    0.939   Bookbinding -- Repairing
    0.939   Bookbinding -- Specimens
    0.209   Bookbinding -- Stamped bindings
    0.209   Bookbinding machinery
    0.209   Bookbinding, Islamic
    2.505   Books
    8.455   Books -- Conservation and restoration
    0.209   Books -- Deacidification
    0.418   Books -- Mutilation, defacement, etc.
    0.104   Books -- Storage
    0.313   Books on microfilm
    0.104   Brittle books
    0.418   Cellulose
    0.104   Cellulose fibers
    0.104   Chromatographic analysis
    0.104   Chromolithography
    0.104   Collection development (Libraries)
    0.104   Color prints
    0.418   Color-printing
    0.104   Computer output microfilm -- Library applications
    0.104   Computer storage devices
    0.209   Copying processes
    0.104   Cotton fabrics -- Preservation
    0.522   Cultural property, Protection of
    0.104   Dampness in buildings
    0.104   Decorative paper
    0.104   Diazo microfilm -- Effects of light on
    0.209   Disaster relief
    0.522   Disaster relief -- Planning
    0.104   Disasters
    0.209   Disinfection and disinfectants
    0.209   Documents on microfilm
    0.313   Drawing -- Conservation and restoration
    0.209   Dyes and dyeing
    0.104   Dyes and dyeing -- Leather
    0.209   Dyes and dyeing -- Paper
    0.104   Electric lamps
    0.104   Electric lighting
    0.209   Endpapers
    0.209   Engraving
    0.209   Engraving -- Conservation and restoration
    0.104   Environmental monitoring
    0.104   Ethylene oxide
    0.209   Fibers
    0.104   Fillers (in paper, paint, etc.)
    0.104   Fire detectors
    0.313   Fire extinction
    0.418   Fire prevention
    0.104   Fire sprinklers
    0.209   Firebrat -- Control
    0.209   Floods
    0.104   Fore-edge painting
    0.104   Freeze-drying
    0.104   Fumigation
    0.209   Fungi
    0.313   Fungicides
    0.313   Hides and skins
    0.104   Household pests
    0.104   Humidity
    0.209   Humidity -- Control
    0.104   Hydrogen-ion concentration -- Measurement
    0.104   Hygrometry
    0.522   Illumination of books and manuscripts
    0.209   Illustrated books
    0.418   Illustration of books
    0.313   Incunabula -- Conservation and restoration
    0.104   Information storage and retrieval systems
    0.418   Ink
    0.209   Insecticides
    0.835   Leather
    0.104   Leather -- Defects
    0.104   Leather -- Testing
    0.104   Leather industry and trade
    0.313   Leather work
    0.418   Leather work -- Conservation and restoration
    0.209   Legal documents -- Conservation and restoration
    1.148   Libraries
    0.313   Libraries -- Fires and fire prevention
    0.209   Libraries -- Insurance
    1.357   Libraries -- Security measures
    0.104   Libraries -- Special collections
    0.313   Libraries -- Special collections -- Microforms
    0.313   Libraries -- Special collections -- Non-book
            materials -- Conservation and restoration
    0.104   Libraries -- Special collections -- Slides
            (Photography)
    0.626   Library architecture
    0.104   Library buildings
    0.626   Library buildings -- Fires and fire prevention
    0.209   Library buildings -- Lighting
    0.209   Library cooperation
    0.418   Library fittings and supplies
    3.549   Library materials -- Conservation and restoration
    0.104   Library materials -- Deterioration
    0.104   Library materials -- Reproduction
    0.418   Library planning
    0.104   Library surveys
    0.104   Lighting
    0.104   Lignin
    0.104   Magnetic tapes -- Preservation and storage
    0.209   Manuscripts (Papyri) -- Conservation and restoration
    4.802   Manuscripts -- Conservation and restoration
    0.209   Manuscripts -- Reproduction
    0.209   Maps -- Conservation and restoration
    0.418   Marbled papers
    0.522   Marbling (Bookbinding)
    0.209   Microcards -- Catalogs
    0.104   Microfilms -- Catalogs
    0.209   Microfilms -- Deterioration
    0.209   Microforms
    0.313   Microforms -- Catalogs
    0.104   Microforms -- Evaluation
    0.104   Micrographics
    0.209   Micrographics -- Library applications
    0.418   Microphotography
    0.104   Microphotography -- Equipment and supplies
    0.313   Motion picture film -- Preservation and storage
    0.104   Mulberry
    0.104   Museum buildings
    0.418   Museum conservation methods
    0.104   Museum conservation methods -- Statistics
    0.104   Museum conservation methods -- Tropical conditions
    0.209   Museums -- Climatic factors
    0.209   Museums -- Lighting
    0.104   Museums -- Security measures
    0.209   Newspapers
    0.313   Newspapers -- Conservation and restoration
    0.104   Newspapers in microform
    0.209   Newspapers on microfilm
    0.104   Out-of-print books
    0.104   Out-of-print books -- Catalogs
    0.626   Painting -- Conservation and restoration
    2.088   Paper
    0.209   Paper -- Analysis
    0.939   Paper -- Deterioration
    0.209   Paper -- Microscopy
    2.818   Paper -- Preservation
    0.522   Paper -- Sample books
    0.835   Paper -- Testing
    0.104   Paper finishing
    3.445   Paper industry
    0.104   Paper sizing
    0.313   Paper work
    0.522   Paper, Handmade
    0.104   Paperboard
    0.835   Papermaking
    0.104   Papermaking machinery
    0.104   Papyrus (The plant)
    0.418   Parchment
    0.209   Paste papers
    0.104   Periodicals in microform
    0.104   Pesticides
    0.104   Pesticides -- Environmental aspects
    0.104   Pesticides -- Law and legislation
    0.418   Pests -- Control
    0.209   Photocopying processes
    0.104   Photocopying services in libraries
    1.670   Photographs -- Conservation and restoration
    0.104   Photographs -- Trimming, mounting, etc.
    0.522   Photography
    0.104   Photography -- Films
    0.104   Photography -- Printing processes
    0.209   Photography -- Processing
    0.209   Photomechanical processes
    0.209   Pigments
    0.104   Plasticizers
    0.104   Plastics
    0.104   Polyester films
    0.104   Preservation of materials
    0.209   Printers
    2.505   Printing
    0.313   Printing -- Specimens
    0.104   Printing, Practical
    0.209   Printing-ink
    0.104   Printmakers
    0.209   Prints
    0.313   Prints -- Conservation and restoration
    0.522   Prints -- Technique
    0.104   Prints, Japanese -- Conservation and restoration
    0.104   Public records -- Conservation and restoration
    0.209   Rare books
    0.209   Rare books -- Conservation and restoration
    0.209   Records -- Fires and fire prevention
    0.104   Reprints (Publications)
    0.104   Scrolls -- Conservation and restoration
    0.104   Shelving (for books)
    0.104   Shelving (for non-book materials)
    0.209   Silverfish (Insect) -- Control
    0.313   Solvents
    0.313   Sound recordings -- Conservation and restoration
    0.104   Sound recordings -- Preservation and storage
    0.104   Stains and staining (Microscopy)
    0.104   Starch
    0.209   Sulphur dioxide
    0.313   Tanning
    0.104   Termites -- Control
    0.522   Textile fabrics -- Conservation and restoration
    0.104   Textile fibers
    0.104   Textile fibers, Synthetic
    0.104   Textile industry
    0.104   Vellum printed books -- Conservation and restoration
    0.209   Video tapes -- Preservation and storage
    0.104   Vinyl acetate
    0.104   Waste paper
    0.731   Water-marks
    0.731   Wood-pulp
    0.209   Writing -- Materials and instruments

Erich J. Kesse.
Preservation Office.
University of Florida Libraries.
904.392.6962. Fax: 904.392.7251.

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