Some arguments against the suitability of Library of Congress Classification for Spanish libraries

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106491
Title:
Some arguments against the suitability of Library of Congress Classification for Spanish libraries
Author:
San Segundo Manuel, Rosa
Citation:
Some arguments against the suitability of Library of Congress Classification for Spanish libraries 2008-12, 30:35-43 Extensions and Corrections to the UDC
Journal:
Extensions and Corrections to the UDC
Issue Date:
Dec-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106491
Submitted date:
2009-09-12
Abstract:
This paper introduces the history of library classifications application in Spanish libraries and discusses the validity of criteria followed in the recent adoption of the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) by some Spanish university libraries. The suitability of the scheme for subject indexing and retrieval is analysed contrasting advantages and disadvantages from several viewpoints: practical aspects of implementation, value as a knowledge organization system, efficacy for subject representation and retrieval, user friendliness and adequacy to functionalities required in Web OPACs. From the theoretical perspective, the lack of adherence of LCC to some fundamental canons for building library classifications defined by Ranganathan is also pointed out. On the overall, the paper argues in favour of decimal classification systems.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Classification; Libraries
Local subject classification:
LCC; Library of Congress Classification; DDC; Dewey Decimal Classification; UDC; Universal Decimal Classification; Libraries; Spain

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dc.contributor.authorSan Segundo Manuel, Rosaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-12T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:48:24Z-
dc.date.issued2008-12en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-09-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationSome arguments against the suitability of Library of Congress Classification for Spanish libraries 2008-12, 30:35-43 Extensions and Corrections to the UDCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106491-
dc.description.abstractThis paper introduces the history of library classifications application in Spanish libraries and discusses the validity of criteria followed in the recent adoption of the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) by some Spanish university libraries. The suitability of the scheme for subject indexing and retrieval is analysed contrasting advantages and disadvantages from several viewpoints: practical aspects of implementation, value as a knowledge organization system, efficacy for subject representation and retrieval, user friendliness and adequacy to functionalities required in Web OPACs. From the theoretical perspective, the lack of adherence of LCC to some fundamental canons for building library classifications defined by Ranganathan is also pointed out. On the overall, the paper argues in favour of decimal classification systems.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectClassificationen_US
dc.subjectLibrariesen_US
dc.subject.otherLCCen_US
dc.subject.otherLibrary of Congress Classificationen_US
dc.subject.otherDDCen_US
dc.subject.otherDewey Decimal Classificationen_US
dc.subject.otherUDCen_US
dc.subject.otherUniversal Decimal Classificationen_US
dc.subject.otherLibrariesen_US
dc.subject.otherSpainen_US
dc.titleSome arguments against the suitability of Library of Congress Classification for Spanish librariesen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalExtensions and Corrections to the UDCen_US
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