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1st Edition

The Fundamentals of Library Classification

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ISBN 9781032132730
June 15, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
114 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1951, looks at the position of library classification with the object of finding out what it achieves, where it fails, and what steps are needed to increase its value. It details patterns that enable a classifier to construct a formula which is valid for the analysis of any subject into its fundamental constituent elements.

Table of Contents

1. The Need for Classification  2. Discovering the Most Helpful Order  3. The Process of Division  4. The Fundamental Concepts Which Underlie Division  5. Phases and Phase Analysis  6. Notation  7. Notational Flexibility  8. Mnemonics, and Autonomy for the Classifier  9. The Facet Formula in an Enumerative Classification  10. Canalisation and Practical Classification  11. The Chain Procedure for Subject Indexing and Featuring  12. Conclusion, with a Note of Outstanding Problems in Classification

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Bernard I. Palmer and A.J. Wells