The Fundamentals of Library Classification
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
Bernard I. Palmer and A.J. Wells