Classification in Theory and Practice. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • ID: 2719513
  • Book
  • 196 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This book covers all of the major library classification schemes in use in Europe, UK and US; it includes practical exercises to demonstrate their application. Importantly, classifying electronic resources is also discussed. The aim of the book is to demystify a very complex subject, and to provide a sound theoretical underpinning, together with practical advice and development of practical skills. The book fills the gap between more complex theoretical texts and those books with a purely practical approach. Chapters concentrate purely on classification rather than cataloguing and indexing, ensuring a more in-depth coverage of the topic.

- Covers the latest Dewey Decimal Classification, 22nd edition- Provides practical advice on which schemes will be most suitable for different types of library collection- Covers classification of electronic resources and taxonomy construction

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Classification in theory and practice; Classification schemes for general collections; Classification schemes for specialist collections; Classifying electronic resources; Summary.
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Batley, SusanDr Susan Batley is a senior lecturer at the London Metropolitan University with teaching and research in the areas of organisation and retrieval of information and knowledge resources. Having completed a PhD on factors affecting the retrieval of information from picture databases in 1989, she worked as a subject librarian at the University of East London, before taking up her current post in 1996. Dr Batley is the author of another Chandos book, Classification in Theory and Practice.
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