Book classification is the process of organizing books in a library or bookstore according to a set of principles or rules. Book classification systems are used to make it easy for readers to find the books they are looking for and to ensure that books are organized in a logical and consistent manner.
There are several different book classification systems in use today, with the most common being the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and the Library of Congress Classification (LCC). These classification systems are based on different principles, but both use a combination of numbers and letters to assign a unique call number to each book.
1. Permanent VS temporary needs: Class of book where it will be useful, not where it may serve only a temporary need.
2. Class by subject: Class a book ordinarily by subject. All books should be arranged according to the main subject.
3. Intend of the author: Class of a book primarily according to the intent of the author in writing it.
4. Class classification:
- Class a book by the most specific topic that will express the character of the book.
- If no local sub-division is provided under a subject, class a work treating local conditions directly under the topic, not under a large division for which local sub-division are provided.
5. Modification for special needs: Modify the role of classification of books when necessary or desirable to meet special needs or types of service.
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- About Library Classification
- Types of Library Classification Schemes
- Features of Library Classification Scheme
- Purpose & Objectives of Library Classification
- Dewey Decimal Classification: Brief Information of DDC
- DDC 23rd Edition
- Advantages and Disadvantages of DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) Scheme
- Colon Classification: A brief Information About Library Colon Classification
- Advantages and Disadvantages of Colon Classification (CC)
- Universal Decimal Classification (UDC)
- Advantages and disadvantage of UDC (Universal Decimal Classification)
- Comparative Analysis Between DDC, UDC and CC Classification Scheme
- Library Classification Schemes
- Enumerative Classification Scheme
- Freely Faceted Classification
- Difference between Natural Classification and Artificial Classification
- Special Features of Book Classification and its Type
- Generalia Class / Waste-Paper Basket Class
- Criteria of book classification
- Purposes of library classification