A Code for Classifiers: Whatever Happened to Merrillâ s Code?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105839
Title:
A Code for Classifiers: Whatever Happened to Merrillâ s Code?
Author:
Coleman, Anita Sundaram
Editors:
Smiraglia, Richard P.
Citation:
A Code for Classifiers: Whatever Happened to Merrillâ s Code? 2004, 31(3):161-176 Knowledge Organization
Publisher:
Ergon-Verlag
Journal:
Knowledge Organization
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105839
Submitted date:
2006-09-24
Abstract:
This is a preprint of the article published in Knowledge Organization 31 (3): 161-176. The work titled "Code for Classifiers" by William Stetson Merrill is examined. The development of Merrill's Code over a period of 27 years, 1912-1939 is traced by examining bibliographic, attribution, conceptual and contextual differences. The general principles advocated, the differences between variants, and three controversial features of the Code: 1) the distinction between classifying vs. classification, 2) borrowing of the bibliographic principle of authorial intention, and 3) use of Dewey Decimal class numbers for classified sequence of topics, are also discussed. The paper reveals the importance of the Code in its own time, the complexities of its presentation and assessment by its contemporaries, and itâ s status today.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Classification; Knowledge Organization

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dc.contributor.authorColeman, Anita Sundaramen_US
dc.contributor.editorSmiraglia, Richard P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-24T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:35:18Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-09-24en_US
dc.identifier.citationA Code for Classifiers: Whatever Happened to Merrillâ s Code? 2004, 31(3):161-176 Knowledge Organizationen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105839-
dc.description.abstractThis is a preprint of the article published in Knowledge Organization 31 (3): 161-176. The work titled "Code for Classifiers" by William Stetson Merrill is examined. The development of Merrill's Code over a period of 27 years, 1912-1939 is traced by examining bibliographic, attribution, conceptual and contextual differences. The general principles advocated, the differences between variants, and three controversial features of the Code: 1) the distinction between classifying vs. classification, 2) borrowing of the bibliographic principle of authorial intention, and 3) use of Dewey Decimal class numbers for classified sequence of topics, are also discussed. The paper reveals the importance of the Code in its own time, the complexities of its presentation and assessment by its contemporaries, and itâ s status today.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherErgon-Verlagen_US
dc.subjectClassificationen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Organizationen_US
dc.titleA Code for Classifiers: Whatever Happened to Merrillâ s Code?en_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalKnowledge Organizationen_US
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