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Table of contents
- The Subject Approach to Information, 5th edition
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- Knowledge organization system (KOS)
Alphabetical subject headings: Cutter to Austin 9. Systematic arrangement General classification schemes Notation Alphabetical index Organization Uses of pre-coordinate indexing Online public access catalogues. Introduction The Dewey Decimal Classification The Universal Decimal Classification The Bibliographic Classification The Broad System of Ordering The Colon Classification The Library of Congress Classification Library of Congress subject headings Shorter lists of subject headings. Science and technology Social sciences and humanities Visual art and graphics.
The Subject Approach to Information, 5th edition
A clear and concise account of the principles and major schemes [of classification and indexing] is invaluable. Please send any general enquiries or comments about this website to info facetpublishing. He devised the Expansive Classification in response, to meet the needs of growing libraries, and to address some of the complaints of his critics.
The Cutter Expansive Classification, although adopted by comparatively few libraries,  has been called one of the most logical and scholarly of American classifications. LaMontagne writes:. Cutter produced the best classification of the nineteenth century.
While his system was less "scientific" than that of J. Lesley , its other key features — notation, specificity, and versatility — make it deserving of the praise it has received. Its top level divisions served as a basis for the Library of Congress classification , which also took over some of its features. The Expansive Classification uses seven separate schedules, each designed to be used by libraries of different sizes.
After the first, each schedule was an expansion of the previous one,  and Cutter provided instructions for how a library might change from one expansion to another as it grows. The first classification is meant for only the very small libraries.
The first classification has only seven top level classes, and only eight classes in all. Further expansions add more top level classes and subdivisions.
Many subclasses arranged systematically, with common divisions, such as those by geography and language, following a consistent system throughout. By the fifth classification all the letters of the alphabet are in use for top level classes. These are:.
- The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman, Book 2).
- Evaluating Theory-Practice and Urban-Rural Interplay in Planning?
- Spectral Theory for SL2(Z)//SL2(R)/SO2(R).
- Human Tumours Secreting Catecholamines. Clinical and Physiopathological Study of the Pheochromocytomas?
- Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias;
These schedules were not meant to be fixed, but were to be adapted to meet the needs of each library. For example, books on the English language may be put in X, and books on language in general in a subclass of X, or this can be reversed. The first option is less logical, but results in shorter marks for most English language libraries.
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Most call numbers in the Expansive Classification follow conventions offering clues to the book's subject. The first line represents the subject, the second the author and perhaps title , the third and fourth dates of editions, indications of translations, and critical works on particular books or authors. All numbers in the Expansive Classification are or should be shelved as if in decimal order. For some subjects a numerical geographical subdivision follows the classification letters on the first line.
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The number 83 stands for the United States—hence, F83 is U. Geographical numbers are often further expanded decimally to represent more specific areas, sometimes followed by a capital letter indicating a particular city. The second line usually represents the author's name by a capital letter plus one or more numbers arranged decimally. When appropriate, the second line may begin with a 'form' number—e. On the third line a capital Y indicates a work about the author or book represented by the first two lines, and a capital E for English—other letters are used for other languages indicates a translation into English.
If both criticism and translation apply to a single title, the number expands into four lines.
Knowledge organization system (KOS)
One of the features adopted by other systems, including Library of Congress, is the Cutter number. It is an alphanumeric device to code text so that it can be arranged in alphabetical order using the fewest characters.
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- Cutter Expansive Classification.
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It contains one or two initial letters and Arabic numbers, treated as a decimal. To construct a Cutter number, a cataloguer consults a Cutter table as required by the classification rules.