BLIS-03 Library Classification Theory

BLIS-03: Library Classification  Theory

Answer all questions.

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

1.2  Write an essay on the notation of colon classification. 
2.1  Discuss the different species of library classification. Why freely faceted classification is also called analytico-synthetic classification. 
2.2  Define facet analysis and discuss its application in DDCand UDC.   

3.1  What is the nature and importance of common isolates inlibrary 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  Explain how you represent complex subject in Colon Classification. 
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.