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:Book Classification
  1. A Generalia Class: The main class of a classification which is reserved for books on many subjects such as Encyclopaedias.
  2. 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, essays, etc., the subjects of the books being ignored.
  3. Form Divisions: Adjuncts to a classification which enable books to be arranged (within their subject) according to the form in which they are written. They usually have a mnemonic notation which can be applied to any part of scheme.
The following further auxiliaries are necessary before these schedules can be used to arrange a collection of books on the shelves of a library:
  • 4. A Notation: The symbols which stand for the divisions in a scheme of classification.
  • 5. An Index: A detailed alphabetical list or table of topics, name of persons, place, etc., treated or mentioned on a book or series of books, pointing out their exact positions in the volume, usually by page number (sometimes with an additional symbol indicating a portion of a page) but often by section, or entry number.


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