Library Classification Trends in the 21st Century


  • Rajendra Kumbhar, University of Pune, India

Library Classification Trends in the 21st Century traces development in and around library classification as reported in literature published in the first decade of the 21st century. It reviews literature published on various aspects of library classification, including modern applications of classification such as internet resource discovery, automatic book classification, text categorization, modern manifestations of classification such as taxonomies, folksonomies and ontologies and interoperable systems enabling crosswalk. The book also features classification education and an exploration of relevant topics.
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Classification researchers, LIS faculties and postgraduate students in library and information science


Book information

  • Published: November 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-660-9


This book would serve as a good introductory textbook for a library science student or as a reference work on the types of classification currently in use., College and Research Libraries

Table of Contents

Knowledge organisation and knowledge organisation systems; Classification and its uses; Construction of classification schemes; General classification schemes; Special classification schemes and classification of non-bibliographic entities; Automatic book classification, reclassification and non-classificatory approaches to knowledge organisation; Classification education; Modern knowledge organisation systems and interoperability; Text categorisation; Classification: Theories, research trends and personalities.