Importance Of Library Classification

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2 Classification Libraries have collection and storage of books and documents of various types. This large collection of material demands systematic arrangement. The emerging growth of reading material in library gave birth to the term, “library classification”. According to W. Sayers, library classification is defined as “The systematic arrangement of by subject of books and other material on shelves or of catalogue and index entries in the manner which is most useful to those who read or who seek a definite piece of information” (Maltby, 1975). The importance of library classification is immense. It has a number of dimensions viz. shell arrangement, re-arranging of returned books, fulfill subject wise approaches of the users, preparation…show more content…
This large collection of material demands systematic arrangement. The emerging growth of reading material in library gave birth to the term, “library classification”. According to W. Sayers, library classification is defined as “The systematic arrangement of by subject of books and other material on shelves or of catalogue and index entries in the manner which is most useful to those who read or who seek a definite piece of information” (Maltby, 1975). The importance of library classification is immense. It has a number of dimensions viz. shell arrangement, re-arranging of returned books, fulfill subject wise approaches of the users, preparation of catalogue and bibliographies and hr collecting statistical…show more content…
The mode of classification may change from person to person; also it is a tedious job and is largely affected by memorizing efforts. Therefore, for proper uniform and up to date classification electronic media including computer softwares are used for classification. Computer can be used to store the master files related to guideline for classification, to search classification code, and to create classification code with the help of subject. 4.4.3 Cataloguing The library catalogue is the most basic and important tool to ascertain the resources available within the library on a specific topic, according to C.A. Cutter, “A library catalogue is a list of books which is arranged on some definite plan. As distinguished from a bibliography it is a list of books in some library or collection”. (Kumar and Riaz, 1999). The usability, availability, completeness on an up to date basis, to personalise, current and future size, format and productivity of the catalogue are some of the factors which affect the use of catalogue. There are four options of cataloguing axe as follows: 1. Online access to catalogue and its

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