Introduction to Classification

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05/12/09 IST616 - Classificaiton I 1 Introduction to Classification IST616 Jian Qin
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05/12/09 IST616 - Classificaiton I 2 Outline What is classification? Types of classification Classification structures How to classify library materials Library classification schemes
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05/12/09 IST616 - Classificaiton I 3 Classification example (1)
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05/12/09 IST616 - Classificaiton I 4 Classification example (2)
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05/12/09 IST616 - Classificaiton I 5 Classification example (3) Main Classes 800 Literature 810-890 Literatures of specific languages and language families 820 English & Old English literatures 820 English and Old English (Anglo-Saxon) literatures 820.1-828 Subdivisions of English literature 821 English poetry 822 English drama 823 English fiction 824 English essays 825 English speeches 826 English letters 827 English humor and satire 828 English miscellaneous writings
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05/12/09 IST616 - Classificaiton I 6 Summary questions for examples What are the common characteristics in the  examples? Structure Subject Classes What roles do you see from these  classification schemes?
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05/12/09 IST616 - Classificaiton I 7 Definition from WordNet 1. categorization, categorisation,  classification  --  (the grouping of things by classes or categories) 2. classification , categorization -- (a group of  people or things arranged by class or category) 3. classification , categorization, sorting -- (the  basic cognitive process of arranging into classes  or categories) 4. classification  -- (restriction imposed by the  government on documents or weapons that are  available only to certain authorized people) 
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05/12/09 IST616 - Classificaiton I 8 Classification from Biology Classification is "the arrangement of  organisms into groups or taxa."  Taxonomy  The science concerned with the  identification classification nomenclature  of organisms.  " Taxonomy  is defined as the science of  biological classification. In a broader sense it  consists of three separate but interrelated  parts: classification, nomenclature, and  identification." --Prescott et al., 1996
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05/12/09 IST616 - Classificaiton I 9 Definition from Library Science Systematic arrangement by subject of:  books and other material on shelves  catalog and index entries  Functions  shelving device  grouping like materials together  Structures  Hierarchical   faceted 
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05/12/09 IST616 - Classificaiton I 10 What is classification? In the context of organizing information: Categorization of information Organization of information according to a (predefined) knowledge  structure
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05/12/09 IST616 - Classificaiton I 11 Example: Carnegie Classification of Higher  Education Institutions Doctoral/Research Universities—Extensive
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course IST 616 taught by Professor Qin during the Spring '05 term at Syracuse.

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