Essential Classification

ISBN-10: 1555705073
ISBN-13: 9781555705077
Edition: 2004
Authors: Vanda Broughton
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List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 324
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The need for classificationp. 4
First principles of classificationp. 6
Compound subjects
Problems of linear order
Citation order
Distributed relatives
The variety of classification: systems and structuresp. 12
Scientific classifications
Tree structures
Folk classifications
Bibliographic classifications
Aspect classifications
The classification scheme: internal structurep. 21
Grouping of concepts
Semantic relationships
Syntactic relationships
Types of classification schemep. 30
Enumerative classifications
'Top-down' classifications
Analytic-synthetic classifications
Faceted classifications
'Bottom up' classifications
Order in the classification schemep. 38
Main classes
Phenomena classes
Main class order
Schedule order and filing order
Literary warrant and educational consensus
Notational symbols
Flexibility and hospitality
Content analysis I: document descriptionp. 52
The problem of 'aboutness'
Where to look for content
Constructing the document description
Sought terms
Common categories of terms (place, time, form, persons)
Ordering the description
Content analysis 2: practical constraintsp. 69
Broad and close classification
Specifity and exhaustivity
Difficult subjects
Primary texts
Controlled indexing languagesp. 83
Natural language indexing and searching
The meaning of words
Synonyms and homonyms
Sought terms
Controlled indexing languages
Standards for document description
Word-based approaches to retrievalp. 91
Subject heading lists
Alphabetical arrangement
Synonymy and related matters
Form and structure of subject headings
Modern developments in subject indexing
Library of Congress Subject Headings I: basic headingsp. 103
History of LCSH
Literary warrant
Cutter's Rules and the form of entry
Uniform headings
Valid headings
Thesaural cross references
Selecting headings
Entering headings onto a record
Library of Congress Subject Headings 2: structured headingsp. 121
Topical subdivisions
Pattern headings
Geographical subdivisions
Free-floating subdivisions
Name headings
Classification scheme applicationp. 137
Appearance of classification schemes
The index
The schedules
Captions and headings
Schedule layout
Scope notes
Library of Congress Classification I: basic classmark constructionp. 143
History of LCC
General principles
Literary warrant
Enumerative classification
Practical classification
Cutter numbers
Library of Congress Classification 2: use of tablesp. 163
Content of tables
How tables work
Geographical subdivision
Form subdivision
Subject subdivision
Tables for classes using Cutter numbers
Tables embedded in the schedules
Tables used in combination
Dewey Decimal Classificationp. 176
History DDC
Structure of DDC
Compound subjects and number building
Citation order
Preference order
Practical classification
Using the relative index
First-of-two rule and the rule of three
Approximation to the whole
Use of tables
Standard subdivisions
Place and time
Adding notations from the main schedules
Universal Decimal Classification 1: general properties and basic number buildingp. 207
History of UDC
Structure of UDC
An analytico-synthetic classification
Schedule display
Main tables
The colon
The plus sign
The oblique stroke
Universal Decimal Classification 2: auxiliary tablesp. 229
Systematic auxiliary tables
Language, form, place, ethnicity, time, materials, persons
Special auxiliaries
Language and literature
Faceted classificationp. 257
History of facet analysis
Building blocks of classification
Fundamental categories
Relationships between terms
Citation order
Schedule order
Managing classificationp. 284
Management and maintenance of schemes
Costs of classification
Copy cataloguing
Print and electronic format
Choosing a classification
General versus special schemes
Glossaryp. 294
Bibliography and further readingp. 310
Indexp. 314
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