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LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION THEORY

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UNIT 1 BASIC TERMINOLOGY AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Structure
1.0 Objectives
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Classification Terminology: Historical Perspective
1.2.1 Relation to other Terminologies in Library Science
1.2.2 Nature of Terms
1.3 Classification Terminology: Indian School of Thought
1.4 Sources of Classification Terminology
1.5 Definitions
1.5.1 Meaning of "Classification"
1.5.2 Universe and Entity
1.5.3 Group and Class
1.5.4 Attributes and Characteristics
1.5.5 Kinds of Library Classification
1.5.6 Disciplines and Subjects
1.5.7 Categories, Facets and Isolates
1.5.8 Arrays and Chains
1.5.9 Classification Schedules
1.5.10 Species of Classification
1.5.11 Notation

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UNIT 2 NEED AND PURPOSE OF LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION
Structure
2.0 Objectives
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Documents
2.2.1 Nature of Documents
2.2.2 Collection and Storage of Documents
2.2.3 Factors Determining Arrangement of Documents
2.2.4 Arrangement of Documents in Libraries
2.2.5 Approach of Readers for Documents
2.3 Classification
2.3.1 Meaning of Classification
2.3.2 Definition of Library Classification
2.3.3 Call Number
2.3.4 Purpose and Function

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UNIT 3 GENERAL THEORY OF LIBRARY.CLASSIFICATION
Structure
3.0 Objectives
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Theory of Library Classification
3.2.1 Importance of a Theory
3.2.2 Need of a Theory
3.2.3 Development of a Theory
3.3 Descriptive Theory of Library Classification
3.3.1 J.D. Brown (1862-1914)
3.3.2 E.C. Richardson (1860-1939)
3.3.3 E.W. Hulme (1859-1954)
3.3.4 W.C.B. Sayers (1881-1960)
3.3.5 H.E. Bliss (1870-1955)
3.3.6 S.R. Ranganathan (1892-1972)
3.3.7 Classification Research Group (London)
3.4 Dynamic Theory of Library Classification
3.4.1 S.R. Ranganathan

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UNIT 4 SPECIES OF SCHEMES OF LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION
Structure
4.0 Objectives
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Species of Library Classification
4.2.1 Enumerative Classification
4.2.2 Almost-Enumerative Classification
4.2.3 Almost-Faceted Classification
4.2.4 Fully Faceted Classification
4.2.5 Evolutionary Trends
4.2.6 Comparative Study of Enumerative and Faceted Classifications
4.3 Some Major Classification Systems
4.3.1 Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)
4.3.2 Universal Decimal Classification (UDC)
4.3.3 Colon Classification (CC)
4.3.4 Library of Congress Classification (LC)
4.3.5 Bibliographic Classification (BC)
4.3.6 Broad System of Ordering (BSO)
4.4 Depth Schedules

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UNIT 5 LEARNING ABOUT SUBJECTS
Structure
5.0 Objectives
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Universe of Subjects
5.2.1 Laws of Library Science vis-a-vis Universe of Subjects
5.2.2 Modes of Formation of Subjects
5.3 Methodology for the Study of Subjects
5.3.1 Understanding the Highways and Byways of Subjects

UNIT 6 POSTULATIONAL AND SYSTEMS APPROACHES

Structure

6.0 Objectives

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Subject Representation

6.3 Postulational Approach

6.3.1 Advantages

6.3.2 Application of Postulational Approach

6.3.3 Demonstration in Practical Classification

6.4 Systems Approach

6.4.1 Systems Approach to Fundamental Categories

6.4.2 Practical Implications of Systems Approach

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UNIT 7 FUNDAMENTAL CATEGORIES, FACET
ANALYSIS AND FACET SEQUENCE
Structure
7.0 Objectives
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Fundamental Categories
7.2.1 Postulate of Fundamental Categories
7.2.2 Five Fundamental Categories
7.3 Facet Analysis
7.3.1 Subject Analysis using Facet Analysis
7.3.2 Colon Classification and Facet Analysis
7.3.3 Dewey Decimal Classification and Facet Analysis
7.3.4 Universal Decimal Classification and Facet Analysis
7.4 Facet. Sequence
7.4.1 Facet Sequence in Colon Classification
7.4.2 Facet Sequence in Dewey Decimal Classification
7.4.3 Facet Sequence in Universal Decimal Classification
7.5 Some General Observations

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UNIT  9 SCHEDULES AND  TECHNIQS 

Structure

9.0    Objectives
9.1    Introduction

9.2   Mapping of subjects in colon classification (cc)

9.3   Fundamental Categories

9.4   Round and Level

          9.4.1    Round   of   Manifestation

          9.4.2    Level    of    Manifestation

9.5     System and Specials

9.6     Common   Isolates

          9.6.1   Anteriorising

  common   Isolates

          9.6.2   Posteriorising   common   Isolates

 

9.7   Phase Relations

9.8    Device in cc

        9.8.1   Chronologic Device   (CD)

        9.8.2   Geographical Device   (GD)

        9.8.3   Subjects Device   (SD)   

        9.8.4    Mnemonic Device   (MD)

        9.8.5     Alphabetical   Device   (AD)

       9.8.6    Superimposition Device  (SID)

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UNIT 8 PHASE RELATION AND COMMON
ISOLATES
Structure
8.0 Objectives
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Basic, Compound and Complex Subjects
8.3 Phase Relation
8.3.1 Types of Phase Relation
8.3.2 Kinds of Phase Relation
8.3.3 Phase Relations in Classification Schemes
8.4 Common Isolates
8.4.1 Meaning of Common Isolates and their Need
8.4.2 History of Common Isolates
8.4.3 Kinds of Common Isolates
8.4.4 Common Isolates in Colon Classification
8.4.5 Common Isolates in Dewey Decimal Classification
8.4.6 Common Isolates in Universal Decimal Classification

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UNIT 10 DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION (DDC)
Structure
10.0 Objectives
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Genesis of DDC
10.2.1 First Edition
10.2.2 Salient Features
10.3 Subsequent Editions
I0.3.1 Fifteenth Standard Edition
10.3.2 Sixteenth and Later Editions
10.3.3 Twentieth Edition
10.3.4 Abridged
' DDC

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0.4 Underlying Principles
10.4.1 Philosophical Basis
10.4.2 Classification by Discipline
10.4.3 Hierarchical Structure
10.4.4 Practicality
10.5 Revision Process
10.5.1 Phoenix Schedules
10.5.2 Organisational Set-up
10.5.3 Procedure of Revision
10.5.4 Use of DDC
10.6 DDC 19th Edition
10.6.1 Schedules
10.6.2 Notation
10.6.3 Tables
10.6.4 Relative Index
10.6.5 OtherFeatures
10.6.6 Synthetic Devices
10.6.7 Add to Device
10.6.8 Special Topics of General Applicability
10.6.9 Mnemonic Features
10.6.10 Optional Provisions
10.7 Evaluation
10.7.1 Order and Collocation of Classes
10.7.2 Improper Placement
10.7.3 Anglo-American Bias
10.7.4 Citation Order
10.7.5 Notation
10.7.6 Unevenness and Inconsistency
10.7.7 Reclassification due to Revision
10.7.8 Durability of DDC

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UNIT 11 COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE 19TH (1979), 20TH (1989) AND 2IST (1996)EDITIONS THE DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION
Structure
11.0 Objectives
11.1 Introduction
11.1.1 Revision Procedure
11.1.2 Communication and Incorporation of Changes
11.2 Salient Features of the DDC-19 (1979)
11.2.1 Changes in Tables
11.2.2 DDC Manual
11.2.3 Computerization
11.2.4 Relative Index
11.3 The DDC-20 (1989)
11.3.1 Editorial Support System
11.3.2 New Changes in the Schedules
11.3.3 Changes in Tables
11.3.4 Electronic Version
11.3.5 Simplification Movement
11.3.6 Relative Index
11.4 The DDC-21 (1996)
11.4.1 Structure of the DDC-21
11.4.2 Users Convenience
11.4.3 Changes in the Schedules
11.4.4 Changes in Tables
11.4.5 Transparent Facet Structure
11.4.6 Relative Index
11.4.7 Dewey for Windows (DfW)
11.5 Future Trends

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UNIT 12 UNIVERSAL DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION (UDC)
Structure
12.0 Objectives
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Historical Background
12.3 Nature and Structure
12.3.1 Main Tables
12.3.2 Auxiliary Tables
12.3.3 Common Auxiliaries
12.3.4 Special Auxiliaries
12.3.5 Parallel Division
12.4 Notation
12.4.1 Hospitality
12.4.2 Facetisation and Synthesis
12.4.3 Intercalation
12.4.4 Mnemonics
12.4.5 Filing Order
12.4.6 Evaluation
12.5 Alphabetical
, Subject Index
12.6 Provision for Future Expansion
12.7 Maintenance of UDC
12.8 Merits and Demerits of UDC
12.9 Practical Work in UDC

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UNIT 13 COLON CLASSIFICATION (CC)
Structure
13.0 Objectives
13.1 Introduction:
13.2 Genesis of Colon Classification
13.2.1 First Edition
13.2.2 Search for Theory
13.2.3 Subsequent Editions
13.3 Basic Principles in Colon Classification
13.3.1 Postulates of Basic Facet
13.3.2 Planes of Work
13.3.3 Rounds and Levels
13.3.4 Postulates of Facet Sequence
13.4 Notation
13.4.1 Mixed Notation-Indicator Digits
13.4.2 Empty Digit
13.5. Devices
13.5.1 Chronological Device
13.5.2 Geographical Device
13.5.3Subject Device
13.5.4Alphabetical Device
13.6 Phase Relations
13.7 Systems and Specials
13.8 Merits and Demerits of Colon, Classification
13.9 Practical Work in Colon Classification

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UNIT 14 DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF COLON
CLASSIFICATION
Structure
14.0 Objectives
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Colon Classification Version 1: A Non-Theory - Based Version
14.3 Colon Classification Version 2: A Theory - Based Version
14.3.1 Edition 4
14.3.2 Edition 5
14.3.3 Edition 6
14.4 Colon Classification Version 3
14.4.1 New Results in Theory
14.5 Changes Made in CC Edition 7

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UNIT 15 CURRENT TRENDS IN LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION
Structure
15.0 Objectives
15.1 Introduction
15.2 Three Distinct Periods
15.3 Developments in DDC
15.3.1 18th and 19th Editions
15.3.2 20th and 21st Editions
15.3.3 Computerisation of DDC
15.4 Developments in UDC
15.4.1 IME 1985 and 1993
15.4.2 UDC in Computer-Based Information Retrieval Systems
15.4.3 UDC and UNISIST
15.4.4 Computerisation of UDC
15.5 Developments in CC
15.5.1 Publication of 7th Edition
15.5.2 Computerisation of CC
15.6 International Conferences
15.6.1 FID/CR - International Study Conferences on Classification Research (ISCCR)
15.6.2 ISKO International Conferences
15.7 Organisations, Societies and Research Groups
15.7.1 Library Research Circle (LRC)
15.7.2 FID/CR
15.7.3 Classification Research Group (CRG)
15.7.4 Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC)
15.7.5 International Society for Knowledge Organisation (ISKO)
15.8 Testing of Classification Systems
15.9 UNISIST and Broad System of Ordering (BSO)
15.10 FID Proposal for Standard Reference Code (SRC) and BSO
15.11 Special Schemes of Library Classification
15.12 Library Classification and Computer
15.13 Internet: Library Classification Schemes
15.14 Conclusion

 

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