Category: Classification

Depth classification

1.0 Meaning of depth classification: To Ranganathan, depth-classification is ‘a scheme of classification fitted to reach co-extensiveness and expressiveness in the classification of micro thoughts having many rounds and levels of facets and isolates of high orders in any or all of them (Ranganathan, 1957). A schedule of depth classification scheme can be developed by […]

Thesaurus : An overview

1.0 Definition of Thesaurus: Derivationally the word thesaurus originated from the Greek language and symbolized the concept of treasury or storehouse of knowledge. The Webster’s dictionary has defined it as, ‘a useful literary collection or selection especially a book of synonyms and antonyms.’ (Webster, 1987). The Unesco has defined the thesaurus as, ‘a vocabulary of […]

Freely Faceted Classification

A freely faceted classification is a scheme for classification guided by explicitly stated postulates, canons and principles for the three planes of work and involves the analysis of the subject into its facets in the idea plane, their transformation into kernal terms in the verbal planes using current standard technology, and these translation to kernal […]

Library Classification Schemes

Classification Schemes: Classification schemes is defined as “a list of classes arranged according to a set of pre-defined principles for the purpose of organizing items in a collection or entries in an index, bibliography or catalogue into groups based on their similarities and differences to facilitate access and retrieval.” Library classification schemes are tools that […]

Dewey Decimal Classification : Brief Information of DDC

History of Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system is a general knowledge classification tool used in library classification that is continuously revised to keep pace with current knowledge. This system first published in the United States of America by Melvil Dewey in 1876. Currently DDC is published by OCLC (Online Computer […]

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