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    Document (Book) Classification

    When the knowledge takes the shape of a document, it involves certain additional features not found in the Universe of Knowledge. These drive from the subtle and gross embodiments involves in a book and from readers service, in order to fulfill the laws of Library Science. Additional features are: a) Quasi class: The class which is specific in nature. b) Local variations: Based on local problems. c) Composite documents: Documents which have complex nature. d)…

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    Knowledge :: What is Knowledge?

    Knowledge means the whole universe. In other words, know+ledge means to know about something. Man being a human being has three specific characteristics: a) Intellect; b) Wisdom; c) Mind. Man thinks with no check and conserves it in his mind. Mind is a reservoir in which intellect work rests with liberty. Knowledge should not be checked or move abrupt. It should flow freely from one mind to the other. All these three characteristics are the…

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  • Digital Preservation

    Digital Preservation Digital Preservation is the current trend in all modern libraries and archives. It is recognized as a vital part of managing information in digital format. A number of libraries have thus started to invest intensive research and development to provide solutions that allow us to maintain digital objectives accessible. Most of these solutions, how ever, are aimed at larger institution which have a dedicated mandate, and thus can build up expertise, resources and…

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    Librarianship as a profession

    Libraries are now universally recognized as important social institutions, no community is considered complete without a library. The gradual spread of the concept of democracy, education, the intensification of search activities, the rapid increase in production of recorded knowledge, have led to the expansion of libraries and the development of their services. A library is an important element of a community; an academic library is an essential part of an educational institution school, college or…

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  • English

    The Seven Tables of DDC

    You already know that DDC consist of seven tables. For your detail information all of the tables and their mnemonic values are discussed in below: Table-1 : Standard Sub-division: The  notations of this tables are huge to express the point of view from and intend of huge of any subject field. The symbol are sub-divided from -01-09. Basically this notation are added to the base numbers by omitting the dash (-) to make a complite…

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  • Library Science

    Mnemonic Value of Notation

    A classification is said to have mnemonic value when its notation has the power of “aiding the memory”, i.e. when some of its symbols have more or less the same significance wherever they appear in the schedules or more correctly, when certain aspects are always represented by the same symbols throughout the schedules. Mnemonic devices usually result from a mechanical manipulation of the notational symbols. The simplest example of mnemonics is that of the common…

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  • Classification

    Special Features of Book Classification and its type

    Special Features of Book Classification. The physical form of books demands certain distinctive additions to the special classifications before the schedules can be termed a book classification. They are: A Generalia Class: The main class of a classification which is reserved for books on many subjects such as Encyclopaedias. Form Classes: Those parts of a classification in which the books are arranged according to the form in which they are written, e.g. poetry, drama, fiction,…

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    Form Divisions Class or Standard Sub-division class

     Form Division Class A book on any particular subject may deal with that subject in various ways, from different standpoints or in different forms. It may be an encyclopaedia, a dictionary, a periodical, an advanced or elementary treaties or it may be written as a history, a philosophy, in essay or other literary form. Books on almost every subject frequently fall into one of these categories. All bibliographical classifications make provision for this”form” in books…

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    Form Classes

    These classes, known as “Polite Letters”, “Belles Letters” or “Literature”, are provided mainly for such works as volumes of poetry, drama, and fiction. Here are grouped all books whose primary interest is the form in which they are written – all books which are written and read, not as real contributions to any subject, but as examples of their form. These classes are in some of their divisions, subject classes, e.g. all works on the…

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    Principles of Division

    Principles of Division in Library Classification. Shera and Egan have given the following account of the principle of a hierarchy: The hierarchical proceeds by the assembly of the groups of sciences of the principal fields of knowledge into main classes of divisions. Such classes have great extension and small intention. The process is based on different qualities of which each main class, and thus sub-classes or sub-divisions are made. Each sub-division in three classes is…

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