Reasons to Hate the DDC 314159

Here’s a puzzle.  Today we started weeding our books on weddings, and were annoyed by how fractured the collection had gotten.  The majority fall under 395.22, wedding etiquite.  Then there are a few under 392.5, wedding customs.  And finally there’s a bunch in 306.81, marriage.  

I think I can discount the 306 number as that should be for books about the relationship and not the ceremony, but the other two locations are more problematic, and we don’t really want to use both.  I’m inclined to the customs number, but the CIP data from most of the books go the way, along with our other full time cataloger.

I know this is where cataloger’s discretion comes into play, but there’s something wrong when the system in play is this ambiguous.

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