Tables and rules for precedence of classes


This chapter illustrates the numerous uses of the Tables of Precedence that are provided in the schedule and tables of the DDC. Such instructions for the selection of facets are to be used in selection of class number. It is commonplace for one or the other facet/aspect of the document to be ignored while assigning a standard class number. The stakes in standardisation and uniformity in assigning Dewey class numbers are such that the system provides Tables of Precedence of facets under various classes, and these tables or instructions guide the classifiers and give preference to specific aspects over the general ones. Finally these tables/instructions are instruments for the uniformity ...

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