item number

What is item number?

item number meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A control number assigned to a federal government document according to SuDocs classification number, used by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) in the selection and distribution of materials under the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The number consists of either four digits (example: 0015), four digits plus a single letter following a hyphen (0015-A), or four digits plus a single letter and two more digits following a hyphen (0015-A-12). The same item number may be attached to more than one SuDocs number. A list of the item numbers selected for receipt by a depository library can be seen in the Item Lister by entering the depository library number. The List of Classes published semiannually by the Superintendent of Documents contains a list of active item numbers, with the SuDocs class stems attached to each number.


reference: ABC-CLIO