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Classification in Theory and Practice

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.

Paperback, 196 Pages

Published: January 2005

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-083-6


  • …clearly written and easy to follow., Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services


  • Classification in theory and practice; Classification schemes for general collections; Classification schemes for specialist collections; Classifying electronic resources; Summary.


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