Classification Scheme

  • Web Dewey (Online DDC)

    About Web Dewey Users of DDC who started with the print version and later moved onto the Electronic version had long been requesting for more frequent institutional update of the Dewey database, hypertext linking and many other enhancements that are most effectively delivered in a browser-based setting. Apart from this, there is a very strong general trend from CDS to the Web today. Hence, Web-based…

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  • Types of Library Classification Schemes

    On one extreme, a Library classification scheme can be completely enumerative where every subject and class ID listed with a pre-defined notation and the classifier has simply to choose a class and the corresponding notation. On the other hand, a classification scheme can be fully faceted, where the classifier has to follow a set of rules to construct a class number. In between these two…

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  • 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 Library Center), and it is the most widely used classification…

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  • Features of Library Classification Scheme

    Library Classification Scheme Classification schemes need to include the following features to prove to be of maximumbenefit to the classifier: 1. Schedules: The term Schedule is used to describe the printed list of all the main classes, divisions and sub-divisions of the classification scheme. They provide a logical arrangement ofall the subjects encompassed by the classification scheme.This arrangement usually being hierarchical shows the relationship of…

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  • Library Classification Schemes

    Library Classification scheme Classification is a procedure of grouping similar items and objects and is essential in formulating groups that are known as classifying which results in Classification. This process helps the user to arrange, organise and make a logical sense of articles which also assists the user to locate them in an easy manner. According to the Dictionary of Library and Information Science, Classification…

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  • DDC 23rd Edition

    About DDC 23rd Edition DDC 23, the four-volume unabridged edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system, reflects the many changes to the body of human knowledge that have occurred since DDC 22 was published in 2003. Published in mid-2011, DDC 23 includes helpful tools that make the classification easier to use, including an introduction, a glossary and a list of new features. Each of…

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  • Colon Classification : A brief Information About Library Colon Classification

    Colon Classification Colon Classification is one of the most systematic schemes of Library Classifications used in many libraries in India and a few libraries abroad as well. This was devised by the late Dr. S.R. Ranganathan. He found the existing scheme of library classification unable to cope with the multidimensional dynamic growth of universe of subjects. Colon Classification proceeds in a different manner in spite…

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  • Universal Decimal Classification (UDC)

    Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) The Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) scheme of classification was developed in the year 1895 by the Belgium Barrister Paul Otlet and Nobel Prize winner Henri La Fountaine. The UDC is peculiar in the sense that it consists of a combination of both enumerative and faceted character of the schemes and hence it is designated as an Almost-Faceted Scheme of Classification. The…

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  • Classification Research Group (CRG)

    Classification Research Group is a group of working librarians and others interested in classification research in London. When Ranganathan’s ideas of faceted classification began to make an impression in the western world, the Royal Society’s Scientific Information Conference was held in London in 1948, where classification, as a method of subject organization, was discussed as one of the themes. Dissatisfied by the prevailing methods of…

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  • Advantages and Disadvantages of DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) Scheme

    Advantages of Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Major Advantages of DDC are: The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system has a long history (127 years) of expansion and adaptation to the needs of the communities it serves. The DDC is published in both full and abridged versions, as well as, now, online versions of the full and abridged editions in a format called ‘Web-Dewey.’ The DDC uses…

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