Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Classification : Glossary of Library & Information Science

Library Classification


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?
ExcerptClassification or Library Classification or Book Classification or Bibliographic 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>>