BLIS-03: Library Classification Theory

Answer all questions:


1.1    Dr. S R Ranganathanís definition of library classification involves three important concepts, viz., artificial language, ordinal numbers and specific subject. Elaborate these concepts and also discuss the functions of library classification.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


1.2     Discuss with suitable examples the different modes of formation of subjects.                          

2.1    Discuss the different species of library classification. Why is freely faceted classification also called analytico-synthetic classification?        


2.2     Define facet analysis and discuss its application in DDC and UDC.                                              

3.1    What is the nature and importance of common isolates in library classification? Briefly explain their provision in Colon Classification.       


3.2    What is meant by mnemonics? Discuss the various types of mnemonics used in the schemes of library classification.  

4.1    Explain the concept of phase relation with appropriate examples from different schemes of classification.                                                                                                                       


4.2     Highlight the major developments that have taken place in the CC, DDC and UDC schemes in recent years.                                                                                                                        

5.0    Write short notes on any two of the following:                                                                    

(a)        Classification Research Group

(b)          Postulational approach
(c )         Subject device
(d)          Relative Index  of DDC