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Describes a variety of library classification systems, including the Library of Congress, Dewey Decimal Classification, Universal Decimal Classification, and faceted classification.
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...this lucid book of classification knowledge in pellucid prose and engaging style can easily be described as the best one as of today. (M.P. Satija Library Progress International)
Broughton’s book is an essential resource for library science students interested in cataloging and metadata, as well as an asset to librarians and staff in a cataloging or metadata department. (Wanda K. Gunther Technical Services Quarterly)
Both enjoyable and exhaustive in its coverage, Essential Classification is an excellent introduction to the theory behind classification, the main types and examples of classification schemes in wide usage and the practical considerations of applying them to a collection. (Jennifer May Library and Information Research)
This book introduces novice catalogers to the practice of subject cataloging. Dealing with the fundamental questions of the purpose of classification and the needs and expectations of end users, the reader is introduced to the ways document content can be assessed and expressed for translation into the language of specific indexing and classification systems. The characteristics of the major schemes of classification and their suitability for different needs are discussed. The emphasis of all chapters is on the practical application of classification schemes, with coverage on: needs, purpose, and rightness of classification, document analysis and description, controlled indexing languages, concept and word based retrieval, structure and varieties of classification, management considerations, and more. This book is essential for all library school students and practicing librarians.
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