This book covers all of the major library classification schemes in use in Europe, UK and US; it includes practical exercises to demonstrate their application. Importantly, classifying electronic resources is also discussed. The aim of the book is to demystify a very complex subject, and to provide a sound theoretical underpinning, together with practical advice and development of practical skills. The book fills the gap between more complex theoretical texts and those books with a purely practical approach. Chapters concentrate purely on classification rather than cataloguing and indexing, ensuring a more in-depth coverage of the topic.
- Covers the latest Dewey Decimal Classification, 22nd edition
- Provides practical advice on which schemes will be most suitable for different types of library collection
- Covers classification of electronic resources and taxonomy construction
...clearly written and easy to follow., Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services
Classification in theory and practice; Classification schemes for general collections; Classification schemes for specialist collections; Classifying electronic resources; Summary.
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 14th February 2005
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.28