Decimal Classification and Relativ Index for Libraries: Clippings, Notes, Etc

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Library bureau, 1891 - Classification - 228 pages
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Page 45 - CLASSES 0. GENERAL WORKS 1. PHILOSOPHY 2. RELIGION 3. SOCIOLOGY 4. PHILOLOGY 5. NATURAL SCIENCE 6. USEFUL ARTS 7. FINE ARTS 8. LITERATURE 9. HISTORY m DIVISIONS OOO General Works.
Page 8 - ... extended investigation by others fails to show that this most important feature of the sistem — the Relativ Index, on which all else hinjes — had ever before been uzed as here to index by a singl reference most diverse material.
Page 6 - Each class is similarly separated into nine divisions general works belonging to no division having nought in place of the division number. Divisions are similarly divided into nine sections, and the process is repeated as often as necessary. Thus 512 means Class 5 (Natural science). Division 1 (Mathematics), Section 2 (Algebra), and every algebra is numbered 512.
Page 14 - The rule has been to assign these subjects to the most nearly allied heads or where it was thought they would be most useful. The only alternative was to omit them altogether.
Page 40 - Library of New York, which in some respects resemble his own, were not seen till all the essential features were decided upon, though not given to the public. In filling the nine classes of the scheme the inverted Baconian arrangement of the St. Louis Library has been followed.
Page 15 - Le. 1 filosofy, theories etc.; 2 compends, outlines; 3 dictionaries, cyclopedias; 4 essays, lectures, letters etc.; 5 periodicals, magazines etc.; 6 socyeties, associations, transactions, reports etc.; 7 education, study, teaching, training etc.; 8 poligrafy, colections etc.; 9 history.
Page 24 - ... John Doe, and his pride is stimulated in developing it. If another man, with larger means and interest, will endow the whole subject of Music 780, there is no difficulty or impropriety in including 782, the Doe Dramatic Music Library, as the second section of 780, the Roe Music Library. This suggests one of the most promising fields for development; for almost every library has among its readers some specially interested, who, if properly approached, would endow some topic, even if a small one....
Page 19 - Not only are all the books on the subject sought, found together, but the most nearly allied subjects precede and follow, they in turn being preceded and followed by other allied subjects as far as practicable.
Page 16 - Mnemonics. Arrangement of heads has been sometimes modified to secure mnemonic aid in numbering and finding books without the index; thus China has always the number 1. In Ancient history, it has the first section, 931 ; in Modern history, under Asia, it has 951. Similarly the Indian number is 4; Egyptian, 2...
Page 16 - This gives every specialist his own distinct library. If a student of science in general, he is sent to class 5 ; if his department be zoology, his library is 59; if his specialty is shells, he finds all works and references on that subject in library 594. Whether a specialist needs it or not, every subject being a library by itself shows resources and wants as no catalog can show them.

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