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1Biagetti, M.T.: Philosophy in bibliographic classification systems.
In: Knowledge organization. 36(2009) no.2/3, S.92-102.
Abstract: The article aims to provide an examination of some different arrangements of the Philosophy domain in bibliographic classification systems. It is difficult to organize the scientific field of Human Sciences, because of the richness of perspectives, and of the different cultural orientations that this broad field of science presents. Furthermore, it is really arduous to organize the scientific field of Philosophy using a traditional classification system. It is hard to accommodate philosophical knowledge-elaborated inside different cultures, in many cases not compatible with each other-in a classification system created by a particular cultural system, because it depends on that specific cultural approach. General principles of bibliographic classification and also differences noticed when these are compared with the principles and laws of logical classification, are discussed. In contrast, the fact that library classifications are influenced by ideologies and political orientations, and that they are substantially arbitrary, is pointed out. In the second part of the study, the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and the Bliss Bibliographic Classification second edition (BC2) are analysed, and at last the suggestion of BC2 to consider philosophical problems and topics in connection with cultural tradition, ethical and religious principles, and also political and social structures, is evaluated.
Inhalt: Vgl. unter: http://www.ergon-verlag.de/isko_ko/downloads/ko36200923d.pdf.
Anmerkung: Beitrag eines Themenheftes "The philosophy of classifying philosophy"
Objekt: DDC ; BC2
2Broughton, V.: Bliss Bibliographic Classification Second Edition.
In: Encyclopedia of library and information sciences. 3rd ed. Ed.: M.J. Bates. London : Taylor & Francis, 2009. S.xx-xx.
Abstract: This entry looks at the origins of the Bliss Bibliographic Classification 2nd edition and the theory on which it is built. The reasons for the decision to revise the classification are examined, as are the influences on classification theory of the mid-twentieth century. The process of revision and construction of schedules using facet analysis is described. The use of BC2 is considered along with some recent development work on thesaural and digital formats.
Anmerkung: Vgl.: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/book/10.1081/E-ELIS3.
Themenfeld: Universale Facettenklassifikationen
3Broughton, V.: ¬A faceted classification as the basis of a faceted terminology : conversion of a classified structure to thesaurus format in the Bliss Bibliographic Classification, 2nd Edition.
In: Axiomathes. 18(2008) no.2, S.193-210.
Abstract: Facet analysis is an established methodology for building classifications and subject indexing systems, but has been less rigorously applied to thesauri. The process of creating a compatible thesaurus from the schedules of the Bliss Bibliographic Classification 2nd edition highlights the ways in which the conceptual relationships in a subject field are handled in the two types of retrieval languages. An underlying uniformity of theory is established, and the way in which software can manage the relationships is discussed. The manner of displaying verbal expressions of concepts (vocabulary control) is also considered, but is found to be less well controlled in the classification than in the thesaurus. Nevertheless, there is good reason to think that facet analysis provides a sound basis for structuring a variety of knowledge organization tools.
Inhalt: Beitrag eines Themenheftes "Facets: a fruitful notion in many domains".
Themenfeld: Universale Facettenklassifikationen
4Broughton, V.: Language related problems in the construction of faceted terminologies and their automatic management.
In: Culture and identity in knowledge organization: Proceedings of the Tenth International ISKO Conference 5-8 August 2008, Montreal, Canada. Ed. by Clément Arsenault and Joseph T. Tennis. Würzburg : Ergon Verlag, 2008. S.43-49.
(Advances in knowledge organization; vol.11)
Inhalt: The paper describes current work on the generation of a thesaurus format from the schedules of the Bliss Bibliographic Classification 2nd edition (BC2). The practical problems that occur in moving from a concept based approach to a terminological approach cluster around issues of vocabulary control that are not fully addressed in a systematic structure. These difficulties can be exacerbated within domains in the humanities because large numbers of culture specific terms may need to be accommodated in any thesaurus. The ways in which these problems can be resolved within the context of a semi-automated approach to the thesaurus generation have consequences for the management of classification data in the source vocabulary. The way in which the vocabulary is marked up for the purpose of machine manipulation is described, and some of the implications for editorial policy are discussed and examples given. The value of the classification notation as a language independent representation and mapping tool should not be sacrificed in such an exercise.
Anmerkung: Vgl. unter: http://www.ergon-verlag.de/isko_ko/tocs/0497f79b0c0b3ed06/0497f79b0c0b5550a/index.php.
Themenfeld: Theorie verbaler Dokumentationssprachen ; Wissensrepräsentation ; Universale Facettenklassifikationen
5Batley, S.: Classification in theory and practice.
Oxford : Chandos, 2005. XI, 181 S.
ISBN 1-84334-083-6 (pb) ; 1-84334-094-1 (hb)
(Information professional series)
Abstract: This book examines a core topic in traditional librarianship: classification. Classification has often been treated as a sub-set of cataloguing and indexing with relatively few basic textbooks concentrating solely an the theory and practice of classifying resources. This book attempts to redress the balance somewhat. The aim is to demystify a complex subject, by providing a sound theoretical underpinning, together with practical advice and promotion of practical skills. The text is arranged into five chapters: Chapter 1: Classification in theory and practice. This chapter explores theories of classification in broad terms and then focuses an the basic principles of library classification, introducing readers to technical terminology and different types of classification scheme. The next two chapters examine individual classification schemes in depth. Each scheme is explained using frequent examples to illustrate basic features. Working through the exercises provided should be enjoyable and will enable readers to gain practical skills in using the three most widely used general library classification schemes: Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Classification and Universal Decimal Classification. Chapter 2: Classification schemes for general collections. Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classifications are the most useful and popular schemes for use in general libraries. The background, coverage and structure of each scheme are examined in detail in this chapter. Features of the schemes and their application are illustrated with examples. Chapter 3: Classification schemes for specialist collections. Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress may not provide sufficient depth of classification for specialist collections. In this chapter, classification schemes that cater to specialist needs are examined. Universal Decimal Classification is superficially very much like Dewey Decimal, but possesses features that make it a good choice for specialist libraries or special collections within general libraries. It is recognised that general schemes, no matter how deep their coverage, may not meet the classification needs of some collections. An answer may be to create a special classification scheme and this process is examined in detail here. Chapter 4: Classifying electronic resources. Classification has been reborn in recent years with an increasing need to organise digital information resources. A lot of work in this area has been conducted within the computer science discipline, but uses basic principles of classification and thesaurus construction. This chapter takes a broad view of theoretical and practical issues involved in creating classifications for digital resources by examining subject trees, taxonomies and ontologies. Chapter 5: Summary. This chapter provides a brief overview of concepts explored in depth in previous chapters. Development of practical skills is emphasised throughout the text. It is only through using classification schemes that a deep understanding of their structure and unique features can be gained. Although all the major schemes covered in the text are available an the Web, it is recommended that hard-copy versions are used by those wishing to become acquainted with their overall structure. Recommended readings are supplied at the end of each chapter and provide useful sources of additional information and detail. Classification demands precision and the application of analytical skills, working carefully through the examples and the practical exercises should help readers to improve these faculties. Anyone who enjoys cryptic crosswords should recognise a parallel: classification often involves taking the meaning of something apart and then reassembling it in a different way.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: KO 31(2005), no.4, S.257-258 (B.H. Kwasnik): "According to the author, there have been many books that address the general topic of cataloging and indexing, but relatively few that focus solely an classification. This Compact and clearly written book promises to "redress the balance," and it does. From the outset the author identifies this as a textbook - one that provides theoretical underpinnings, but has as its main goal the provision of "practical advice and the promotion of practical skills" (p. vii). This is a book for the student, or for the practitioner who would like to learn about other applied bibliographic classification systems, and it considers classification as a pragmatic solution to a pragmatic problem: that of organizing materials in a collection. It is not aimed at classification researchers who study the nature of classification per se, nor at those whose primary interest is in classification as a manifestation of human cultural, social, and political values. Having said that, the author's systematic descriptions provide an exceptionally lucid and conceptually grounded description of the prevalent bibliographic classification schemes as they exist, and thus, the book Could serve as a baseline for further comparative analyses or discussions by anyone pursuing such investigations. What makes this book so appealing, even to someone who has immersed herself in this area for many years, as a practicing librarian, a teacher, and a researcher? I especially liked the conceptual framework that supported the detailed descriptions. The author defines and provides examples of the fundamental concepts of notation and the types of classifications, and then develops the notions of conveying order, brevity and simplicity, being memorable, expressiveness, flexibility and hospitality. These basic terms are then used throughout to analyze and comment an the classifications described in the various chapters: DDC, LCC, UDC, and some well-chosen examples of facetted schemes (Colon, Bliss, London Classification of Business Studies, and a hypothetical library of photographs). ; The heart of the book lies in its exceptionally clear and well illustrated explanation of each of the classification schemes. These are presented comprehensively, but also in gratifying detail, down to the meaning of the various enigmatic notes and notations, such as "config" or "class elsewhere" notes, each simply explained, as if a teacher were standing over your shoulder leading you through it. Such attention at such a fine level may seem superfluous or obvious to a seasoned practitioner, but it is in dealing with such enigmatic details that we find students getting discouraged and confused. That is why I think this would be an excellent text, especially as a book to hold in one hand and the schedules themselves in the other. While the examples throughout and the practical exercises at the end of each chapter are slanted towards British topics, they are aptly Chosen and should present no problem of understanding to a student anywhere. As mentioned, this is an unabashedly practical book, focusing an classification as it has been and is presently applied in libraries for maintaining a "useful book order." It aims to develop those skills that would allow a student to learn how it is done from a procedural rather than a critical perspective. At times, though, one wishes for a bit more of a critical approach - one that would help a student puzzle through some of the ambiguities and issues that the practice of classification in an increasingly global rather than local environment entails. While there is something to be said for a strong foundation in existing practice (to understand from whence it all came), the author essentially accepts the status quo, and ventures almost timidly into any critique of the content and practice of existing classification schemes. This lack of a critical analysis manifests itself in several ways: - The content of the classification schemes as described in this book is treated as fundamentally "correct" or at least "given." This is not to say the author doesn't recognize anomalies and shortcomings, but that her approach is to work with what is there. Where there are logical flaws in the knowledge representation structures, the author takes the approach that there are always tradeoffs, and one must simply do the best one can. This is certainly true for most people working in libraries where the choice of scheme is not controlled by the classifier, and it is a wonderful skill indeed to be able to organize creatively and carefully despite imperfect systems. The approach is less convincing, however, when it is also applied to emerging or newly developed schemes, such as those proposed for organizing electronic resources. Here, the author could have been a bit braver in at least encouraging less normative approaches. - There is also a lingering notion that classification is a precise science. For example the author states (p. 13): Hospitality is the ability to accommodate new topics and concepts in their correct place in the schedules ... Perfect hospitality world mean that every new subject could be accommodated in the most appropriate place in the schedules. In practice, schemes do manage to fit new subjects in, but not necessarily in their most appropriate place. It world have been helpful to acknowledge that for many complex subjects there is no one appropriate place. The author touches an this dilemma, but in passing, and not usually when she is providing practical pointers. ; - Similarly, there is very little space provided to the thorny issue of subject analysis, which is at the conceptual core of classification work of any kind. The author's recommendations are practical, and do not address the subjective nature of this activity, nor the fundamental issues of how the classification schemes are interpreted and applied in diverse contexts, especially with respect to what a work "is about." - Finally, there is very little about practical problem solving - stories from the trenches as it were. How does a classifier choose one option over another when both seem plausible, even given that he or she has done a user and task analysis? How do classifiers respond to rapid or seemingly impulsive change? How do we evaluate the products of our work? How do we know what is the "correct" solution, even if we work, as most of us do, assuming that this is an elusive goal, but we try our best anyway? The least satisfying section of the book is the last, where the author proposes some approaches to organizing electronic resources. The suggestions seem to be to more or less transpose and adapt skills and procedures from the world of organizing books an shelves to the virtual hyperlinked world of the Web. For example, the author states (p. 153-54): Precise classification of documents is perhaps not as crucial in the electronic environment as it is in the traditional library environment. A single document can be linked to and retrieved via several different categories to allow for individual needs and expertise. However, it is not good practice to overload the system with links because that will affect its use. Effort must be made to ensure that inappropriate or redundant links are not included. The point is well taken: too muck irrelevant information is not helpful. At the same time an important point concerning the electronic environment has been overlooked as well: redundancy is what relieves the user from making precise queries or knowing the "right" place for launching a search, and redundancy is what is so natural an the Web. These are small objections, however. Overall the book is a carefully crafted primer that gives the student a strong foundation an which to build further understanding. There are well-chosen and accessible references for further reading. I world recommend it to any instructor as an excellent starting place for deeper analysis in the classroom and to any student as an accompanying text to the schedules themselves." ; Weitere Rez. in: Mitt. VÖB 59(2006) H.1, S.58-60 (O. Oberhauser).
Themenfeld: Grundlagen u. Einführungen: Allgemeine Literatur ; International bedeutende Universalklassifikationen
Objekt: DDC ; LCC ; UDC ; CC ; BC2
6Broughton, V. ; Lane, H.: ¬The Bliss Bibliographic Classification in action : moving from a special to a universal faceted classification via a digital platform.
In: Knowledge organization and the global information society: Proceedings of the 8th International ISKO Conference 13-16 July 2004, London, UK. Ed.: I.C. McIlwaine. Würzburg : Ergon Verlag, 2004. S.73-78.
(Advances in knowledge organization; vol.9)
Abstract: This paper examines the differences in the functional requirements of a faceted classification system when used in a conventional print-based environment (where the emphasis is on the browse function of the classification) as compared to its application to digital collections (where the retrieval function is paramount). The use of the second edition of Bliss's Bibliographic Classification (BC2) as a general classification for the physical organization of undergraduate collections in the University of Cambridge is described. The development of an online tool for indexing of digital resources using the Bliss terminologies is also described, and the advantages of facet analysis for data structuring and system syntax within the prototype tool are discussed. The move from the print-based environment to the digital makes different demands an both the content and the syntax of the classification, and while the conceptual structure remains similar, manipulation of the scheme and the process of content description can be markedly different.
Themenfeld: Klassifikationssysteme im Online-Retrieval
7Mills, J.: Faceted classification and logical division in information retrieval.
In: Library trends. 52(2004) no.3, S.515-540.
Abstract: The main object of the paper is to demonstrate in detail the role of classification in information retrieval (IR) and the design of classificatory structures by the application of logical division to all forms of the content of records, subject and imaginative. The natural product of such division is a faceted classification. The latter is seen not as a particular kind of library classification but the only viable form enabling the locating and relating of information to be optimally predictable. A detailed exposition of the practical steps in facet analysis is given, drawing on the experience of the new Bliss Classification (BC2). The continued existence of the library as a highly organized information store is assumed. But, it is argued, it must acknowledge the relevance of the revolution in library classification that has taken place. It considers also how alphabetically arranged subject indexes may utilize controlled use of categorical (generically inclusive) and syntactic relations to produce similarly predictable locating and relating systems for IR.
Anmerkung: Artikel in einem Themenheft: The philosophy of information
Themenfeld: Klassifikationstheorie: Elemente / Struktur ; Klassifikationssysteme im Online-Retrieval ; Universale Facettenklassifikationen
8Broughton, V.: Faceted classification as a basis for knowledge organization in a digital environment : the Bliss Bibliographic Classification as a model for vocabulary management and the creation of multidimensional knowledge structures.
In: Challenges in knowledge representation and organization for the 21st century: Integration of knowledge across boundaries. Proceedings of the 7th ISKO International Conference Granada, Spain, July 10-13, 2002. Ed.: M. López-Huertas. Würzburg : Ergon Verlag, 2003. S.135-142.
(Advances in knowledge organization; vol.8)
Abstract: The paper examines the way in which classification schemes can be applied to the organization of digital resources. The case is argued for the particular suitability of schemes based an faceted principles for the organization of complex digital objects. Details are given of a co-operative project between the School of Library Archive & Information Studies, University College London, and the United Kingdom Higher Education gateways Arts and Humanities Data Service and Humbul, in which a faceted knowledge structure is being developed for the indexing and display of digital materials within a new combined humanities portal.
Anmerkung: Vgl.: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/fatks/publications.htm
Themenfeld: Internet ; Klassifikationstheorie: Elemente / Struktur
9Attar, K.E.: ¬The practice of Bliss.
In: Cataloging and classification quarterly. 34(2002) no.4, S.47-65.
Abstract: The second edition of Bliss's Bibliographic Classification (BC2) has been acclaimed as a modern, faceted scheme that offers short classmarks with enhanced exactitude. Simultaneously, doubts have been voiced about its success because it is new and lacks institutional support. Both praise and skepticism have been expressed in theoretical terms. The present article tests the opinions by case studies. It compares BC2 classmarks with DDC, LCC and UDC classmarks for works about Shakespeare to demonstrate the truth of the claim that BC2 offers greater precision and brevity. It then summarises the results of a survey sent to non-Bliss Cambridge College libraries which substantiates in practical terms reservations about BC2, but shows that evidence of its success where practiced causes it to be regarded sympathetically.
Anmerkung: Vgl. auch: http://catalogingandclassificationquarterly.com/
10Broughton, V.: Faceted classification as a basis for knowledge organization in a digital environment : the Bliss Bibliographic Classification as a model for vocabulary management and the creation of multi-dimensional knowledge structures.
In: New review of hypermedia and multimedia. 7(2001) no.1, S.67-102.
Abstract: Broughton is one of the key people working on the second edition of the Bliss Bibliographic Classification (BC2). Her article has a brief, informative history of facets, then discusses semantic vs. syntactic relationships, standard facets used by Ranganathan and the Classification Research Group, facet analysis and citation order, and how to build subject indexes out of faceted classifications, all with occasional reference to digital environments and hypertext, but never with any specifics. It concludes by saying of faceted classification that the "capacity which it has to create highly sophisticated structures for the accommodation of complex objects suggests that it is worth investigation as an organizational tool for digital materials, and that the results of such investigation would be knowledge structures of unparalleled utility and elegance." How to build them is left to the reader, but this article provides an excellent starting point. It includes an example that shows how general concepts can be applied to a small set of documents and subjects, and how terms can be adapted to suit the material and users
Themenfeld: Klassifikationstheorie: Elemente / Struktur ; Klassifikationssysteme im Online-Retrieval
13Broughton, V. ; Lane, H.: Classification schemes revisited : applications to Web indexing and searching.
In: Journal of Internet cataloging. 2(2000) nos.3/4, S.143-155.
Abstract: Basic skills of classification and subject indexing have been little taught in British library schools since automation was introduced into libraries. However, development of the Internet as a major medium of publication has stretched the capability of search engines to cope with retrieval. Consequently, there has been interest in applying existing systems of knowledge organization to electronic resources. Unfortunately, the classification systems have been adopted without a full understanding of modern classification principles. Analytico-synthetic schemes have been used crudely, as in the case of the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC). The fully faceted Bliss Bibliographical Classification, 2nd edition (BC2) with its potential as a tool for electronic resource retrieval is virtually unknown outside academic libraries
Inhalt: A short discussion of using classification systems to organize the web, one of many such. The authors are both involved with BC2 and naturally think it is the best system for organizing information online. They list reasons why faceted classifications are best (e.g. no theoretical limits to specificity or exhaustivity; easier to handle complex subjects; flexible enough to accommodate different user needs) and take a brief look at how BC2 works. They conclude with a discussion of how and why it should be applied to online resources, and a plea for recognition of the importance of classification and subject analysis skills, even when full-text searching is available and databases respond instantly.
Themenfeld: Internet ; Klassifikationssysteme im Online-Retrieval
14Broughton, V.: Notational expressivity : the case for and against the representation of internal subject structure in notational coding.
In: Knowledge organization. 26(1999) no.3, S.140-148.
Abstract: The ways in which notation can be used to express the content of documents to which it relates are various. At the most superficial level notation can correspond to the hierarchical structure of the schedules or link to literal components. The notation of compound concepts can express the structure and composition of the compound, and systems exist in which symbols denote the functional roles of the constituent elements and the relationships between them. At the highest level notation can be used to mirror the actual structure of those entities which it represents, as in the case of mathematical systems or chemical compounds. Methods of displaying these structures are examined, and the practicality in a documentary context is questioned, with particular reference to recent revision work on the chemistry class of the Bliss Bibliographic Classification 2nd edition (BC2)
Themenfeld: Notationen / Signaturen
15Beghtol, C.: Knowledge domains : multidisciplinarity and bibliographic classification systems.
In: Knowledge organization. 25(1998) nos.1/2, S.1-12.
Abstract: Bibliographic classification systems purport to organize the world of knowledge for information storage and retrieval purposes in libraries and bibliographies, both manual and online. The major systems that have predominated during the 20th century were originally predicated on the academic disciplines. This structural principle is no longer adequate because multidisciplinray knowledge production has overtaken more traditional disciplinary perspectives and produced communities of cooperation whose documents cannot be accomodated in a disciplinary structure. This paper addresses the problems the major classifications face, reports some attempts to revise these systems to accomodate multidisciplinary works more appropriately, and describes some theoretical research perspectives that attempt to reorient classification research toward the pluralistic needs of multidisciplinary knowledge creation and the perspectives of different discourse communities. Traditionally, the primary desiderata of classification systems were mutual exclusivity and joint exhaustivity. The need to respond to multidisciplinary research may mean that hospitality will replace mutual exclusivity and joint exhaustivity as the most needed and useful characteristics of classification systems in both theory and practice
Themenfeld: International bedeutende Universalklassifikationen
Objekt: DDC ; LCC ; BC2
16Thomas, A.R.: Addenda to 'Bibliographical Classification: the ideas and achievements of Henry E. Bliss'.
In: Cataloging and classification quarterly. 26(1998) no.2, S.73-75.
Abstract: The original article on the Bliss Bibliographical Classification excluded some text provided with the submitted manuscript and disc: The excluded matter, devised to pilot the reader through a lenghty paper treating a complicated subject, consisted of a contents guide, lists of sources drawn on for each numbered section and for some subsections and axplanation of the arrangement of the reference. The excluded text is provided in this addenda
Anmerkung: Originaltext in: Cataloging and classification quarterly 26(1997) no.1, S.51-104
Themenfeld: International bedeutende Universalklassifikationen
Objekt: BC ; BC2
17Thomas, A.R.: Bibliographic classification : the ideas and achievements of Henry E. Bliss.
In: Cataloging and classification quarterly. 25(1997) no.1, S.51-104.
Abstract: Reviews the ideas and achievements of Henry E. Bliss concerning his Bliss Classification Scheme (BC), based on material in the Henry E. Bliss Papers at Columbia University, New York. Describes his views on various aspects of classification: its function; arrangements; adaptability; and notation. Discusses the role and qualifications of classification staff. Notes the advantages and disadvantages of standard systems, including: LCC, DDC, and UDC. Explores the origins, evolution, publication, and impact of the original BC and its relationship to the radical revision of the BC, 2nd ed.
Anmerkung: Fortsetzung in: Cataloging and classification quarterly 26(1998) no.2, S.73-75
Themenfeld: International bedeutende Universalklassifikationen
Objekt: BC ; BC2
18McIlwaine, I.C.: New wine in old bottles : problems of maintaining classification schemes.
In: Knowledge organization and change: Proceedings of the Fourth International ISKO Conference, 15-18 July 1996, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Ed.: R. Green. Frankfurt : INDEKS, 1996. S.122-136.
(Advances in knowledge organization; vol.5)
Abstract: Editors of long-standing classifications have to adopt their schemes to totally different circumstances from those they were originally designed to suit. The need to retrieve information accurately in an online environment and a world dominated by the Internet is vital and contrasts with the basic linear approach for which these classifications were intended. The latter need still has to be satisfied, so ways of achieving both goals must be explored. The need for greater synthesis, clearly defined factes, with distinctive notation and a closely adhered to citation order is essential. An expressive notation is attractive in an online environmen. Modern educational approaches make traditional structures meaningless and the current economic climate and expense of developing new publication formats is reducing revision budgets. Co-operation between editors and the use of one scheme, e.g. DDC, as a switching language between other schemes, e.g., UDC, thesauri and subject headings lists are one way forward. Existing co-operative projects and future plans between the editors of DDC, UDC and BC2 are discussed and the complementing of classification by a thesaurus is recommended
Themenfeld: Klassifikationssysteme im Online-Retrieval
Objekt: DDC ; UDC ; BC2
19Thomas, A.R.: Bliss Classification update.
In: Classification: options and opportunities. Ed.: A.R. Thomas. New York : Haworth, 1995. S.105-118.
(Cataloging and classification quarterly; vol.19, nos.3/4)
Abstract: Development of the 2nd edition of the Bliss Bibliographic Classification (BC2) is outlined. The scope of the Introduction volume is described. Parts already issued, those ready for publication, and those awaiting completion are listed. The level of detail of the vocabulary is indicated. Four forms of synthesis are explained: addition of common subdivisions, facet combination including alternative combination patterns, array combination, and drawing marks from other parts of the system. Notational features which contribute to the relatively brief classmarks are identified. Different kinds of alternative location of subjects are discerned and examples provided. The potential feature of phenomenon-based classification is noted. Present use of the scheme is summarized and documented and its future application suggested.
20Coates, E.J.: BC2 and BSO : presentation at the 36th Allerton Institute, 1994 session on preparing traditional classifications for the future.
In: Cataloging and classification quarterly. 21(1995) no.2, S.59-67.
Abstract: This article pertains to two further general classifications, which, in contrast to the reigning classifications just mentioned, incorporate in a thoroughgoing manner a modem view of the world. One of these was announced in 1910, to a chorus of disapproval, saw the light of day as a completed scheme in 1935, fell into suspended animation after the death of its author in the 1950s, and was revived, drastically revised and expanded in England by Jack Mills in 1967. A large part of the expanded scheme has appeared in the form of separately published fascicles; the remainder mostly in the areas of science and technology are in an advanced state of preparation. I refer of course to the Bliss Bibliographic Classification. I use the expression "of course" with some slight hesitation having once met a North American library school academic who thought that Henry Evelyn Bliss was an Englishman who lived in the London inner suburb of Islington. This was an unconscious tribute to Jack Mills, though perhaps unfair to Bliss himself, not to mention America, whose son he was.
Anmerkung: Paper presented at the 36th Allerton Institute, 23-25 Oct 94, Allerton Park, Monticello, IL: "New Roles for Classification in Libraries and Information Networks: Presentation and Reports"
Themenfeld: Universale Facettenklassifikationen ; International bedeutende Universalklassifikationen
Objekt: BC2 ; BSO