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    Cataloging the Web: The Use of Current Classification Systems IST 616 December 6, 2004
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    Introduction Creation of DDC and LCSH in early 20 th  Century Jump to Machine-Readable format allowed  catalogers to see the “Subject Tree” layout of  organization Projects for Internet classification soon followed: OCLC’s NetFirst in 1996 Scorpion in 1997 CORC in 1999 Is it possible/useful to classify Internet Resources?
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    Methodology Reviewed articles dealing specifically with  DDC and Library of Congress Systems library and information science journals such as  Journal of Internet Cataloging  and  Information  World Review international scope 1995-2004 research, theoretical, reviews focus on practicality and ability of these systems
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Unformatted text preview: Summary of Information Most articles focused on DDCs usefulness in classifying Web. More flexible The numbers meant something LC was made for a limited collection Many articles also compared DDC and LCSH classification to that of some search engines like Yahoo! Timeline Conclusions It is possible to classify & catalog Internet resources based on LC or DDC. Both were flexible enough to handle all the Internet resources on the Web. However: Most projects were short-lived: Projects were funded by grants. Search sites like Yahoo! are still more effective. Took a lot of manpower to classify manually. Thank You! Melvil Dewey on the web....
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