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Functions of library classification: Basic Functions of library classification

Functions of library classification: Classification is a mental process by which things or ideas are groups separate according to their likeness and differences. Some of the basic functions of Library classification are as:
  1. Arrange books or other materials in helpful sequence convenient to the readers, research workers and librarians.
  2. Ensure speedy location and replacement of books on the shelves for next users.
  3. The users are provided with the subject approach to the subsidiary topic deal within a book by analyzing its content and making entries in the classified catalogue.
  4. Fugitive and ephemeral literature in vertical file etc. can be arranged with the help of classification.
  5. It is a useful device by which a new book can be inserted in its proper places, among the other books on the same subject.
  6. Provide means by which the stock of books or other materials may be clearly and effectively guided by the help of classification.
  7. It renders useful assistance to the making up the collection for different entries or branches.
  8. Classification is use as the basis of recording issue books in the lending counter.
  9. Help in the compilation of bibliography, catalogues, book list etc.
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Md. Ashikuzzaman

Work at North South University Library, Bangladesh.

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