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    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…

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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…

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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…

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    Generalia Class / Waste-Paper Basket Class

    As its name implies, this is the general works class, provided to accommodate such books as encyclopaedias, dictionaries, and other polytopical books which cover knowledge in general, or such a portion of it that it is impossible to place them under any one other main head of the schedules. this class is ofter called the “Waste-Paper-Basket” class, but it is an essential feature of book…

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    Index vs Library Classification

    The axiom, “So long as a topic is properly indexed it does not matter where it appears in the table of the classification”‘ has obtained wide currency. The statement breaks every theoretical law of classification and, if it is read as dismissing any kind of order, is unsound when considered from the point of view of the practical application of book classification.. In theory, the…

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