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The Theory and Practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification System, 2nd Edition by M. P. Satija

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Subject analysis and locating class numbers

Abstract:

This chapter describes the first two phases in the process of library classification, namely subject analysis and class number assigning. The correct and comprehensive analysis of the subject and document determines the degree of accuracy and quality of classification, which then allows for the procedure and problems thereof of subject analysis to be correctly determined. The next phases typically describe the title as the main, but inadequate and unreliable sources may sometimes determine the subject of the document, which then need to be corrected. The types of titles given to books these days, and other sources for determining the specific subjects of documents are then reviewed, followed ...

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