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Library Classification Trends in the 21st Century

Book Description

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.

  • Covers all aspects of library classification
  • It is the only book that reviews literature published over a decade’s time span (1999-2009)
  • Well thought chapterization which is in tune with the LIS and classification curriculum

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Glossary of classification terminology
  7. About the author
  8. Chapter 1: Knowledge organisation and knowledge organisation systems
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Knowledge organisation and knowledge organisation systems – history and trends
    4. Importance and functions of knowledge organisation systems
  9. Chapter 2: Classification and its uses
    1. Abstract:
    2. Importance in the digital era
    3. Specific uses of classification
  10. Chapter 3: Construction of classification schemes
    1. Abstract:
    2. Methods of constructing classification schemes
    3. Postulational approach and hierarchy
    4. Specific approaches to construction of classification schemes
    5. Notation
    6. Mnemonics
    7. Book numbering systems
    8. Classification terminology
    9. Software for construction of classification schemes
    10. Translations of classification schemes
    11. Facet analysis and its application
  11. Chapter 4: General classification schemes
    1. Abstract:
    2. Dewey Decimal Classification
    3. Colon Classification
    4. Universal Decimal Classification
    5. Library of Congress Classification
    6. Bliss Bibliographic Classification
    7. Subject classification -Brown
    8. Other general classification schemes
    9. Choice of classification schemes
  12. Chapter 5: Special classification schemes and classification of non-bibliographic entities
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Special classification schemes for specific subjects
    4. Special classification schemes for documents in specific forms
    5. Classification of non-bibliographic entities
  13. Chapter 6: Automatic book classification, reclassification and non-classificatory approaches to knowledge organisation
    1. Abstract:
    2. Automatic book classification
    3. Reclassification
    4. Non-classificatory approaches to knowledge organisation
  14. Chapter 7: Classification education
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Classification education in different countries
  15. Chapter 8: Modern knowledge organisation systems and interoperability
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Thesaurus
    4. Taxonomies – meaning
    5. Domain-based taxonomies
    6. Ontology – meaning
    7. Folksonomies – meaning
    8. Interoperability – meaning, need and methods
  16. Chapter 9: Text categorisation
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Text categorisation – different nomenclatures
    4. Text categorisation of non-English text
    5. Tools, models, methods and algorithms used in text categorisation
    6. Use of k-NN in text categorisation
    7. Use of SVM in text categorisation
    8. Hierarchical classification system for text categorisation
    9. Uses of text categorisation
  17. Chapter 10: Classification: theories, research trends and personalities
    1. Abstract:
    2. Classification theories
    3. Conferences related to classification
    4. Research trends in classification
    5. Classification personalities
  18. Books on classification published during 1999–2009
  19. Reference
  20. Index