Comparative Study of Schemes for Library Classification


  • Documentation Research and Training Centre, Bangalore, 3, India


This paper begins with an appreciation of the fresh air with which the editor Maltby begins his Symposium1 on schemes for classification and of its service in stimulating study of comparative classification. Then follows in succession a critical evaluation of the five schemes - BC, CC, DC, LC, and UDC - centering round the account given of each of these schemes by different authors. It ends with an evaluation of the chapters giving respectively Comparison of a Thesaurus and of a scheme for classification, Compatibility of schemes for classification, and the Application of certain schemes to computer-retrieval.

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Library Management

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