New period introduced for Russian literature
The Library's classification system is period-specific only for Russian among the Slavonic literatures. Until December 2011, the latest period ran from 1901. This period has now been given the closing date of 1991, with a new open period starting at 1992. The periods are now:
- early to 1800 (except for drama, which starts with the period of early to 1900)
Please be aware that we are not going to undertake retrospective reclassification. This means that all books by or about Russian writers working predominantly in the post-Soviet period which were catalogued and placed on the open shelves before the 13th of December will remain in the 1901-1991 classes.