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3Satija, M.P.: Colon Classification (CC).
In: Knowledge organization. 44(2017) no.4, S.291-307.
Abstract: Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (1892-1972) has been called the father of the Indian library movement. He developed the revolutionary Colon Classification (CC) from 1924 to 1928, which was published in seven editions from 1933 to 1987. In this article, the evolution of CC through its seven editions is discussed. The unique features of CC are described, including the work in idea, verbal, and notational planes. Tools for designing and evaluating a system are enshrined in his fifty-five canons, twenty-two principles, thirteen postulates, and ten devices (Indian Statistical Institute 2012, 34-38). Semantic and syntactic relations are enshrined in his order of main classes, Principles of Helpful Sequence in arrays, the PMEST facet formula fitted with rounds and levels of facets, and other principles, such as the famous wall-picture principle for citation order of facets, and numerous devices for improvising class numbers for non-existent isolates and potential subjects. Briefly explained are facet and phase analyses and number building with its notational base of seventy-four characters and symbols. The entry concludes with a discussion of the extent of application of CC in libraries, its contribution to the science of classification, and a view of its future.
Themenfeld: Universale Facettenklassifikationen
Objekt: Colon Classification
4Satija, M.P. ; Oh, D.-G.: ¬The DDC and the knowledge categories : Dewey did faceting without knowing it.
In: Dimensions of knowledge: facets for knowledge organization. Eds.: R.P. Smiraglia, u. H.-L. Lee. Würzburg : Ergon, 2017. S.39-54.
Themenfeld: Klassifikationstheorie: Elemente / Struktur ; Universale Facettenklassifikationen
5Satija, M.P. ; Joo, S. ; Jeong, E.-J.: ¬The 21st sdition (2014) of the Sears List of Subject Headings : a brief introduction.
In: Knowledge organization. 42(2015) no.3, S.187-189.
Abstract: States in brief the new features of the recently released 21st edition of the Sears List of Subject Headings. Introduces its new editor Barbara A. Bristow, and the new publisher EBSCO Information Services which recently acquired Sears' founder publisher since 1923, the H.W. Wilson Company. Names a few new subject headings in areas like science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM). In this edition there are a total of 250 new headings making it a total of 10,000 preferred headings meant for small and medium sized libraries. Critically examines inconsistencies in a few headings. States the additional features of the online edition. Concludes to say the new edition maintains its stellar reputation of a handy list of general subject headings.
Inhalt: Vgl.: http://www.ergon-verlag.de/isko_ko/downloads/ko_42_2015_3.pdf.
Themenfeld: Verbale Doksprachen für präkombinierte Einträge
Objekt: Sears List of Subject Headings
Anwendungsfeld: Öffentliche Bibliotheken
6Satija, M.P.: Save the national heritage : revise the Colon Classification.
In: Annals of library and information studies. 62(2015) no.4, S.239-248.
Abstract: The paper presents a case for the revival of Colon Classification (CC). It traces the status of CC in brief and discusses its features. The author brings to light attempts made at providing a base for continuous improvements in the scheme and bringing it back to life. Measures for the revival of CC are suggested.
Inhalt: Vgl. auch: http://op.niscair.res.in/index.php/ALIS/article/view/11209.
Anmerkung: Beitrag in einem Themenheft zu Leben und Werk von S.R. Ranganathan.
Themenfeld: Universale Facettenklassifikationen
7Satija, M.P. ; Madalli, D.P. ; Dutta, B.: Modes of growth of subjects.
In: Knowledge organization. 41(2014) no.3, S.195-204.
Abstract: We define knowledge as a system in a perpetually dynamic continuum. Knowledge grows as it is always fragmentary, though quantifying this growth is nearly impossible. Growth, inherent in the nature of knowledge, is natural, planned, and induced. S.R. Ranganathan elucidated the various modes of growth of subjects, viz. fission, lamination, loose assemblage, fusion, distillation, partial comprehensions, and subject bundles. The present study adds a few more modes of developments of subjects. We describe and fit these modes of growth in the framework of growth by specialization, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary growths. We also examine emergence of online domains such as web directories and focus on possible modes of formation of such domains. The paper concludes that new modes may emerge in the future in consonance with the new research trends and ever-changing social needs.
Inhalt: Vgl.: http://www.ergon-verlag.de/isko_ko/downloads/ko_41_2014_3_b.pdf.
8Satija, M.P.: Enhancing the subject headings minting capacity of the Sears List of Subject Headings : some suggestions.
In: Knowledge organization. 39(2012) no.1, S.60-63.
Abstract: Sears List of Subject Headings (Miller and McCarthy 2010), first published in 1923, is now in its 20th edition. Like most subject headings lists, apart from being a list of preferred (and non-preferred) headings, it also provides patterns, clear instructions, and examples for coining new subject headings not explicitly listed. Key headings form a vital part of the system of coining new headings. It is proposed that more key headings should be designated. Some candidate headings are described. One far-reaching provision seems to be the use of a subdivision of a preferred heading with all of its NTs. Thus, every preferred heading is a potential key heading for all of its NTs. This proposal works on the principle that what is true of a class is true of its narrower classes of all types. Applying this principle will enormously enhance the capacity of the List without adding even an iota to its text and size.
Inhalt: Vgl.: http://www.ergon-verlag.de/isko_ko/downloads/ko_39_2012_1_f.pdf.
Objekt: Sears List of Subject Headings
9Satija, M.P.: Abridged Dewey-15 (2012) in historical perspectives.
In: Knowledge organization. 39(2012) no.6, S.466-468.
Abstract: The origin of the abridged edition of the Dewey system goes back to 1894 when an outline of 192 pages based on the full 5th Edition (1894) was issued for small public and school libraries of North America. New editions have appeared regularly following closely the publication of new full editions. An abridged version, which is always in one volume, comprises an introduction, schedules, four tables (namely 1, 2, 3 and 4) only, and the relative index and other minor features of the full edition, and has shorter numbers. Abridged 15 is a logical abridgement of the DDC23 (2011) and is a product of a new approach to development of an abridged edition of the DDC. Its content has been derived from the DDC database applying a set of rules to extract the edition using the new (2010) version of the editorial support system. The revision process has been informed by interaction with an always widening and diversified Dewey community at home and abroad. It aims to improve the currency of the schedules continuing to serve as shelving tool while recognizing its 'other' uses as a spinoff of its simplicity and inexpensiveness.
Inhalt: Vgl.: http://www.ergon-verlag.de/isko_ko/downloads/ko_39_2012_6_g.pdf.
Themenfeld: International bedeutende Universalklassifikationen ; Geschichte der Klassifikationssysteme
Objekt: DDC-15 Abridged
10Satija, M.P. ; Singh, J.: Colon Classification (CC).
In: Encyclopedia of library and information sciences. 3rd ed. Ed.: M.J. Bates. London : Taylor & Francis, 2009. S.xx-xx.
Abstract: S. R. Ranganathan (1892-1972) has been called the father of the Indian Library movement. He developed the revolutionary Colon Classification (CC), which was published in seven editions from 1928 to 1987. The evolution of the classification through the editions is discussed. The unique features of the CC are described, including the idea, verbal, and notational planes. Tools for designing and evaluating a system are enshrined in his 55 canons, 22 principles, 13 postulates, and 10 devices. Semantic and syntactic relations are enshrined in his PMEST facet formula, fitted with rounds and levels of facets, and other principles, such as the famous wall-picture principle, for citation order of facets. Briefly explained are facet analysis and number building with its notational base of 74 digits. The entry concludes with a discussion of the extent of use of the CC, its enduring contribution to the science of classification, and its future.
Anmerkung: Vgl.: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/book/10.1081/E-ELIS3.
11Satija, M.P.: Book numbers : Indian and Cutter.
New Dehli : Viva books, 2008. 132 S.
Anmerkung: Rez. in KO 36(2009) no.1, S. 61-62 (K.P. Singh): "Although not much is currently being written on book numbers, Dr. M. P. Satija has published many books and journal articles on the topic, as his bibliography attests (p. 124-129). Book numbers are important for library shelf arrangement of print publications and certain electronic ones. They are also essential for the sub-arrangement of documents within a given specific class. Biographies, classics and their associative books, literary books, translations and sequels pose special problems for designing book numbers. There are many book number techniques and systems, five of which Satija examines. C. A. Cutter (1837-1903) devised tables for author names. Despite having been designed for Western names in Roman script, Cutter's tables are used all over the world. Many locally-designed systems have adapted Cutter's method to different languages. To overcome these limitations, S. R. Ranganathan (1892-1972), the father of library science in India, conceived, in his characteristically global-minded manner, a universal system diametrically opposed to Cutter's method. By all accounts, Ranganathan's system of book numbers is scientific, comprehensive and applicable, irrespective of the language of the book. Satija critically examines all aspects of the Ranganathan system at length. Highlighting the Indian contribution to book numbers, Satija provides the most comprehensive treatment of this Indian system written so far. Satija also examines the systems of S. Bashiruddin (1982-1984) and Asa Don Dickinson (1876-1960). Bashiruddin imagined a system of author numbers mainl for books in Indian scripts-namely Hindi and Urdu-, but he also proposed a similar method for English names. Dickinson devised a long table for Indian names based on Cutter's method, which Satija reproduces in full. A further chapter, rich in examples, is devoted to the author table developed in 1961 by the National Library of India at Kolkata. Although the Cutter author tables are explained, they are not reproduced. These tables, however, are easily available. Book Numbers: Indian and Cutter is divided into short chapters enriched by appendices and many examples. Each system is prefaced by a brief biography of its designer. The seven-page introduction presents the definition, purpose and history of book numbers. The last chapter addresses the meaning and use of full call numbers indicating the place of the book in the library. Focusing on Indian systems of book and author numbers, Satija's Book Numbers complements American publications such as Donald J. Lehnus' Book Numbers: History, Principles, and Applications and John P. Comaromi's Book Numbers: A Historical Study and Practical Guide to their Use. Its language is lucid, and the bibliography running from 1916 to 2007 is useful for further studies. The high production quality of this short book can easily be compared to any international standard. Book Numbers: Indian and Cutter is a timely reminder that book numbers still have their utility. It will thus be very valuable to librarians and students in library science."
Themenfeld: Notationen / Signaturen
12Satija, M.P. ; Haynes, D.E.: User's Guide to Sears List of Subject Headings.
Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 2008. XII, 143 S.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: KO 36(2009) nos.2/3, S.180-181 (N.K. Swain): " ... The User's Guide will undoubtedly be of great help to practitioners and tutors, as each chapter includes a summary and exercises. The purpose suggested by the title is fulfilled, serving as a companion to the 19th edition of the Sears List. It is designed a a manual for beginners who will realize the importance of vocabulary control and subject analysis, and start to comprehend the structure and organization of the Sears List as well as the methods and techniques to locate, specify, and construct subject headings. The book, however, lacks a good number of examples for practice. The emphasis seems to have been put more on the theoretical than the practical aspects. Despite this criticism, I unreservedly value the authors' efforts. At the same time, I can't help but wonder if the book will have wide access as the place of publication, the cost and the availability will especially affect the users in developing countries. The User's Guide will be a valuable tool to technical services librarians, subject catalogers, students and teachers of library and information science. It is intended for college and university libraries in general, but more particularly for library schools. The authors produced a work of high quality that stands out in its category.
Themenfeld: Verbale Doksprachen für präkombinierte Einträge
Objekt: Sears List of Subject Headings
LCSH: Sears list of subject headings / Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Subject cataloging / Handbooks, manuals, etc.
DDC: 025.4/9 / dc22
LCC: Z695.Z8 S4337 2008
13Satija, M.P.: Book numbers in India with special reference to the author table for Indian names designed and used by the National Library of India.
In: Knowledge organization. 34(2007) no.1, S.34-40.
Abstract: A book number takes shelf arrangement of documents to a point where classification per se cannot. Class number alone is not able to uniquely individualise a document on the library shelves. The function of a book number starts from where that of the class number ends. An author number also brings together all the books by one author in one specific subject. A chronological book number will clearly portray the development of a subject over a given period. Book numbers are indispensable for a shelflist. The National Library (NL) of India at Kolkata has a collection of about 3 million documents. For organizing its contents it uses the DDC and the shelf arrangement is by Cutter's three figure author table. For Indian names it uses its home-made author table described here. Though the National Library table is designed especially for Indian names across all religions and regional cultures, vet its use outside the National Library has not been reported mostly due lack of marketing. Since 1961 the Indian cultural names have undergone many changes. The need is to revise and update the table to reflect the current culture and new authors across India.
Themenfeld: Notationen / Signaturen
14Satija, M.P.: ¬The theory and practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
Oxford : Chandos, 2007. xix, 200 S.
ISBN 1-84334-235-9 (hb.) * ; 1-84334-234-0 (pb)
Abstract: Summary: The book examines the history, management and technical aspects of the Dewey Decimal Classification system (DDC), the world's most popular library classification. The main emphasis is on explaining the structure and number building techniques in the DDC. The book concentrates on all aspects of subject analysis and number building by the latest edition of the DDC. Key Features: Contains a brief history of the system Describes the governance, revision machinery and updating process Describes the structure of knowledge as represented in the DDC Explains the structure of the four volumes of the DDC Explains the process of subject analysis with respect to the system Explains in a graded way with numerous examples the process of number building in the DDC The Author: Dr M P Satija is a Professor of Library and Information Science in Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India. He has been writing about the DDC and other related areas in knowledge organization for the last two decades in international journals. He has collaborated with the successive two chief editors of the DDC, and is the Indian Coordinator of the International Society for Knowledge Organization.Readership: Prac Contents: A brief history of the DDC Layout of the DDC22 Subject analysis of documents in context of the DDC Locating simple class numbers in the DDC Number building using the schedules and internal tables Number building using each of the six tables of the DDC (a chapter on each table) Multiple synthesis using schedules and tables Order of precedence and citation order Use of the relative index Appendix Answers to exercises Glossary of terms
Anmerkung: Rez. in: Mitt VÖB 61(2008) H.1, S.99-103 (M. Sandner): "In der Schriftenreihe "Information Professional Series" möchte der Verlag vielbeschäftigten Angehörigen der Bibliothekszunft leicht lesbares, sehr praxisorientiertes, durch ausgewiesene Autoritäten ihres Faches abgesichertes und aktuelles State-of-the-art-Wissen anbieten. - Der Verfasser des vorliegenden Bandes gilt als solch ein arrivierter Experte in Sachen Wissensorganisation, Klassifikation im Allgemeinen und DDC, Kolonklassifikation und UDK im Besonderen. Er ist Vorstand des Departments für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft an einer indischen Universität. Seinem Text stellt er einige tiefe Verbeugungen voran: die erste gilt dem 1991 verstorbenen Herausgeber der 20. Ausgabe der DDC, den er als geistigen Koautor mit herein nimmt, die zweite gilt Melvil Dewey und dessen phänomenaler Erfindung (The sun never sets on its ever-spreading empire.), die dritte, den ganzen Text begleitende, gilt - unausgesprochen - dem Konzept der Facettierung von Ranganathan. Satijas erklärte Absicht ist es, Anfängern die DDC22 verständlich zu machen und Anwendern zu nützlichen Einsichten zu verhelfen. Einerseits, so kündigt er im Vorwort an, werde er den philosophischen Hintergrund immer wieder beleuchten, andererseits stelle das Buch einen kompletten Kurs dar: anhand didaktisch ausgewählter Beispiele solle nämlich Schritt für Schritt jeder wichtige Bereich des Klassifikationssystems angesprochen und würden alle Methoden für dessen Anwendung erklärt werden. - Keine geringen Ansprüche, die sich Verlag und Verfasser selbst stellen! Das Äußere des Buches wirkt erfrischend und modern - gerne greift man zu dem einladend bunten Band, der laut Inhaltsverzeichnis klar strukturiert scheint. Nur: wo versteckt sich wohl der angekündigte DDC-Kursteil? ... Fazit: sollte dieses Buch, liebe Leserin, lieber Leser, Ihre erste Lektüre über die DDC sein, dann lesen Sie es nicht allein und vor allem, lesen Sie nicht allein dieses! Sollten Sie aber schon einige Erfahrung mit der Dewey haben, dann werden Sie gewiss mit Gewinn all das heraushören, was ein erfahrener Professor aus der Schule zu plaudern vermag, und das, was nur Satija aus seinem Blick auf die DDC Ihnen eröffnen kann." ; Weitere Rez in: KO 36(2009) nos.2/3, S.181-182 (M Hudon): " ... M.P. Satija's latest contribution to the small bank of textbooks available to classification instructors and learners is, without doubt, a good one. However, some parts of the document are not accessible to novices. These sections are too technical, stressing on the rare exceptions to the common rules of class number identification and building. It at times appears as if the author has reviewed each and every class number provided in the schedules! In this respect, the recently published Essential Dewey by John Bowman can be considered more accessible to true beginners. Very few references are made to WebDewey and to the increasing flexibility and usefulness of the electronic version of the classification. One can't help but wonder how and why the choice was made to present the DDC not as a system, but rather in reference to the four printed volumes only, and this without any discussion pertaining to its physical presentation.
Themenfeld: International bedeutende Universalklassifikationen
LCSH: Classification, Dewey decimal ; Classification, Dewey decimal / Problems, exercises, etc.
DDC: 025.431 / dc22
GHBS: BCEK (FH K)
LCC: Z696.D7S28 2007
15Satija, M.P.: ¬A dictionary of knowledge organization.
Amritsar : Guru Nanak Dev University, 2004. 248 S.
Abstract: From classification to knowledge organization through subject indexing the field has been so rapidly growing that it is difficult to demarcate its boundaries. Knowledge organization is viewed in the sense of conglomeration of activities to sort and order knowledge, to acquire, ufilize, evaluate, represent and communicate knowledge for problem solving. It has been no simple matter to decide what should be included in and excluded from such a dictionary. Broadly speaking the terms an the following topics are included in the work : Knowledge, Epistemology, Concepts, Terminology and Vocabulary control ; Classification systems, their design, theory and practice of classification, Subject analysis; fundamental categories and facets, Content and Text analysis, Use of classification in online systems and an the web. Subject cataloguing : subject headings, Thesauri and alphabetical indexing languages : Keyword, chain and string indexes, Knowledge representation, Classification for access and retrieval, Cognitive aspects of information- seeking behaviour, Automatic classification, Descriptive cataloguing : Theory, kinds, levels, standards and codes, OPACs, all are covered in this work. Like any other such work of this sort, it is an electic compilation. The work proposes to be descriptive rather than prescriptive. Endeavour is to find brief simple, logical and consensual meaning of terms, and append brief description of a concept or an issue with explanation, examples and comments in a bottom up way. Some current topics denoted by phrases have also been included. At times it may give the look of a concise encyclopaedic dictionary. Terms fully describe concepts and methods, and may evoke some thoughts an current and classic issues in the field.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: Knowledge organization 31(2004) no.3, S.196-198 (M. Hudon)
RSWK: Wissensorganisation / Wörterbuch ; Bibliothek / Wörterbuch
BK: 06.70 / Katalogisierung / Bestandserschließung
RVK: AN 57200
16Satija, M.P.: Manual of practical Colon Classification.4th rev. ed.
New Delhi : Concept Book Publ., 2002. xxx S.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: KO 30(2003) no.1, S.44-45 (M. Parameswaran): "The fact that M.P. Satija's Manual of Practical Colon Classification has reached its fourth edition clearly Shows its popularity and usefulness as a textbook. As long as Colon Classification (CC) is taught in Indian universities, the relevance of such a text cannot be questioned. The structure and content of the book has not changed much from its previous edition, but the text has been simplified and new examples were added. According to the author, this is a manual for learners; it is not intended to solve the day to day problems of library professionals. Exercises are not provided, but each chapter contains a large number of examples. The book does not make an effort to rectify any mistake in CC or further supplement the existing rules, but only tries to explain what are the provisions in CC edition 6. The reason for choosing the sixth edition of CC instead of the seventh edition is obvious: edition 7 of CC has become a half cooked product even if it is supported by a strong theory. Schools of library science generally follow edition 6, and so far edition 6 remains the standard edition. The Manual is divided into two parts. Part 1 explains the theoretical principles and Part 11 expounds the practical applications. In Part I, having defined the basic concepts such as Fundamental categories, Rounds and Levels etc., the author further explains common schedules (Space, Time and language schedules), common isolates, various devices, Systems and Specials, Phase relation etc. The chapters an parallel schedules and differential facets will be useful not only to students but also to their teachers. An entire chapter has been devoted to filing sequence. In Part II, a chapter is devoted to each of the main classes (MC). These chapters deal with the rules for facet analysis and synthesis into class numbers. Each chapter contains examples illustrating common isolates, phase relations, various devices and parallel schedules relevant to the main class being introduced. ; The chapter an (MC) Chemistry contains a detailed discussion an the construction of class numbers for chemical compounds, with examples. The author has added an appendix to the (MC) Chemistry based an the periodic table. This will be of immense help to the classifier who constructs the class number for inorganic chemical substances. The schedule of personality facets in the (MC) Botany and Zoology go up to the family name only and not up to genus and species. Therefore, if a person has to classify a book an spider (s)he must know that spiders belong to the family Arachinida. This has to be explained to the students. In (MC) Religion sun worship in ancient India has been classified as Ql: 414 (B9) but Q 28: 414 `C seems to be a better number. In (MC) Philosophy the class numbers given as illustrative examples for (P2) facet of the canonical class R6 Indian Philosophy need some explanations. The following class numbers are given: R 68,6 Bhagavad Gita R 68,8 Mahabharata R 893, 7 Bhagavata. The first two class numbers are only for Bhagavad gita and Mahabharata interpreted according to Madhvacharya's Dvaita Philosophy. The third class number is only for Bhagavata discussed according to Vallabhacharya's Suddhadvaita philosophy. This has not been properly explained in the textbook. ; Normally the text of the above mentioned three sacred works get the following class numbers: R65, 6 Bhagavat gita 015, 1A2 Mahabharata Q22:223 Bhagavata. Hind to Part 3 of CC containing schedules of classics and sacred works has been given in this manual. Ayurvedic texts and the Bible and its parts have been cited as examples. However more class numbers could have been included for works such as Ramayana, Mahabharata and Tirukkural, and more examples discussing South Indian topics could have been added. For example: P152, 9D4425 Dakhini Hindi the dialect spoken by people in erstwhile Hyderabad state area; Q2: 4198. 4422. fS Pilgrimage to Sabarimala. The Adjunct (MC)s like Mining and Animal Husbandry are represented in the list of (MC)s in CC as HX, KX etc. But in those chapters these are represented as HZ, KZ etc. Here there is an inconsistency. HX, KX etc. are better because the digit X is used as a digit for interpolation in arrays (emptying digit). Since Z is reserved for creating sectors (Empty digit) it is not desirable to use it to represent any concept. On the whole the Manual of Practical Colon Classification is a very useful book for students and teachers of library classification."
18Satija, M.P.: Relationships in Ranganathan's Colon Classification.
In: Relationships in the organization of knowledge. Eds.: Bean, C.A. u. R. Green. Boston, MA : Kluwer Academic, 2001. S.199-210.
(Information science and knowledge management; vol.2)
Abstract: Ranganathan's Colon Classification (CC) treats knowledge as a multidimensional structure, enshrining a multiplicity of complex relations. This complexity is manipulated within the CC an the basis of numerous of Ranganathan's contributions to subject analysis, including the modes of formation of subjects; an objective rationale for the arrangement of main classes; the PMEST facet formula, extended by the postulate of rounds and levels; a general dependency principle for collocation of related components in a facet formula, phase relationships between the components of complex interdiscipfnary subjects; the recurrence of an APUPA arrangement throughout the linear ordering of materials; and an absolute syntax of ideas.
Themenfeld: Klassifikationstheorie: Elemente / Struktur
19Satija, M.P.: Sources of investigating the development of bibliographic classification.
In: The future of classification. Ed. R. Marcella u. A. Maltby. Aldershot : Gower, 2000. S.xx-xx.
20Satija, M.P.: Library classification : an essay in terminology.
In: Knowledge organization. 27(2000) no.4, S.221-229.
Abstract: Arguing that an established technical terminology is crucial to the development of a discipline, and that classification terminology is neither well settled nor widely used by its exponents, this paper provides an explanation of some of the concepts generally accepted by classification theorists. In particular, the elaborate terminology generated by S.R. Ranganathan is examined. Definitions are provided for numerous concepts, including "classification"; "characteristics" and "attributes"; the genus-species relationship; the types of classes (canonical, systems, special, and environmental main classes); the kinds of subject (basic, compound, complex); as well as concepts such as facets, isolates, arrays, and chains. Comparisons between different classification systems, specifically the Dewey Decimal Classification, Colon Classification, and Library of Congress Classification, are also made
Themenfeld: Klassifikationstheorie: Elemente / Struktur