By M. P. Satija

Thought and perform of the Dewey Decimal category method examines the historical past, administration and technical elements of the Dewey Decimal category approach (DDC), the worlds hottest library class. the most emphasis is on explaining the constitution and quantity construction concepts within the DDC. The booklet concentrates on all points of topic research and quantity construction through the newest variation of the DDC

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But if it suits any individual library this option may be made use of. g. 16’. Some critics feel that in such options the value of a system as a tool of standardisation is eroded. Optional numbers are enclosed within parentheses. 99) French language literatures not requiring local emphasis’, one finds a note that the use of this number is optional for libraries. e. the class number used by the Decimal Classification Division of the LC) is also given. e. ‘Prefer 840–848 for all French language literatures’, has also been indicated.

These notes are essential to assign and build a correct class number. Volume 4. The relative index (see Chapter 14 below). Types of entries All the approximately 30,000 entries in the schedules may be divided into six categories. 1. Ordinary entries (used headings) 2. Unusable headings (not to be used) 3. Unassigned numbers: numbers without a class 4. Optional entries: providing alternative numbers 5. Hooked numbers 6. Centred headings. Ordinary entries Most of the entries in the schedules are ordinary entries: a number with a corresponding heading which may or may not have notes or instructions.

The tenor of such notes is clear. The topics in ‘class here’ may have standard subdivisions added to them. It also includes the note to place interdisciplinary and comprehensive works there. Inclusion notes These types of notes indicate some additional subtopics which are to be classed under that heading. Including note Some subtopics are a part of a given number though only temporarily. These are placed with the broader number because they do not possess their own number yet. They are given a standing room.

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