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Classification in Theory and Practice : Chandos Information Professional - Susan Batley

Classification in Theory and Practice

Chandos Information Professional

Paperback Published: 14th February 2005
ISBN: 9781843340836
Number Of Pages: 196

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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.

ISBN: 9781843340836
ISBN-10: 1843340836
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 14th February 2005
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.28