Document (#31261)

Author
Winke, R.C.
Title
¬The contracting world of Cutter's Expansive Classification
Source
Library resources and technical services. 48(2004) no.2, S.122-129
Year
2004
Abstract
At the centenary of Charles Ammi Cutters death, his Expansive Classification (EC) is still the primary scheme used in four libraries, while twenty-three others continue to maintain some portion of their collections in EC. In this study, fifty-seven libraries in the United States, Canada, and England have been identified as past or present EC users. Dates of their adoption and, if applicable, abandonment of the scheme are provided. Of the libraries where EC is a legacy scheme, the reasons for abandonment were sought, as well as determining the type of classification to which the library had moved to and whether EC was still employed for certain materials, or whether reclassification had been completed. Librarians at the four libraries still using EC as their primary scheme were interviewed about how revisions are made to the schedules and the practicality of remaining an EC institution.
Object
Cutter expansive classification

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