Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Classification : Glossary of Library & Information Science
New Post on Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog provides a comprehensive definition of Classification or Library Classification or Book Classification or Bibliographic Classification.
This new encyclopedic entry in the Glossary of Library & Information Science of the Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog answers following questions?
What is classification?
What classification does?
Where classification in applied in a library setting?
How is library classification different from knowledge classification and scientific classification?
What is the structure of classification systems?
What is significance of notation in classification?
How classification assist library users and staff?
What are the alternative approaches to provide subject access to library patrons besides classification?
What are the popular library classification systems?
What are the new trends in the application of library classification?
Excerpt: Classification or Li
brary Classification or Book Classification or Bibliographi c Classification is the process of arranging, grouping, coding, and organizing books and other library materials (e.g. serials, sound recordings, moving images, cartographic materials, manuscripts, computer files, e-resources etc.) on shelves or entries of a catalog, bibliography, and index according to their subject in a systematic, logical, and helpful order by way of assigning them call numbers using a library classification system, so that users can find them as quickly and easily as possible. Read complete definition of Classification>>
Librarianship Studies & Information Technology Blog will be more focused on the techniques of Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) by use of Classification & Shelflisting Manual (CSM) and Subject Headings Manual (SHM) and Classification Web tool of Library of Congress, and Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). Follow Librarianship Studies & Information Technology in Social Media blog to be updated of new items.