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Knowledge Classification

Meaning of Knowledge Classification?

The universe of knowledge consists of an infinite number of entries which are now unknown. Those which are unknown will become known in future.

Therefore, a scheme of classification should have Infinite hospitality to accommodate newly entries are array and chains.

Special features of Knowledge Classification:

  • Knowledge classification is a basis of Book Classification.
  • Classification starts with knowledge. If there is no knowledge, there is no classification.
  • All knowledge could be systematically mapped out according to the recognized rules of division to form a complete classification of ideas.
  • There is a true order of the science.
  • It is a philosophical basis for library classification.
  • It is followed by intellectual climate and evolutionary order or order of nature. It is an order of progression from simple to complex things.

 

Knowledge classification is considered as over. As a theoretical approach, it is:

  • Relatively broad.
  • Neglecting principles of subject analysis.
  • Order of nature is restricted field.
  • Not a practical approach.

Documents:

  • It is a record of work on paper or other material.
  • It is fit for physical handling.
  • It is transportable.
  • It can be preserved through time.

Types:

  • Handwritten;
  • Printed;
  • Typed;
  • Means of communication (sound recording, photographic production).

Kinds:

  • Books;
  • Periodicals;
  • Maps;
  • Sound recording;
  • Others.
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Md. Ashikuzzaman

Work at North South University Library, Bangladesh.

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