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Classification Made Simple

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Introduces the essentials of classification as used for information processing. This book is suitable for students of information work and to those inside or outside the information profession who need to understand the manner in which classification can be utilized to facilitate and enhance organisation and retrieval.
Paperback, Third Edition, 163 pages
Published 2009 by ASHGATE (first published 1988)
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Deane Barker
Mar 29, 2014 Deane Barker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid introduction to classification, cataloging, indexing, and organization structures. It's a textbook, so some of it gets necessarily academic.

I enjoyed the emphasis on history. Raganathan is covered extensively, as is bliss. There are long sections on category labeling, which is probably obsolete-ish now, but was valuable to get perspective on where we've come from.

Chapters are quite short.

This is the 2009 version, updated from the 2002 version. Still, the final chapter on Internet technol
Nov 18, 2008 Ramona rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sep-dec-2008
A truly simple look at classification. Good as an overview of systems, though repetitive.
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