Course Archives Documentation Research and Training Centre Unit
Course: Information Organisation
Level: Postgraduate
Time: Currently not offered
Past Exams

Module 1: Introduction and History
Unit 01: Classification - Meaning and Definition Taxonomies, Library Classification Meaning and Purpose
Unit 02: Historical Perspectives; Developments in theory of Library Classification
Unit 03: Main contributions: E.C. Richardson, H.E. Bliss, W.C.Berwick Sayers, J.D. Brown, E.W. Hulme, CRG, and S.R. Ranganatha

Module 2: Classification Theory
Unit 04: General Theory of Classification
Unit 05: Salient Features of DDC, CC and UDC
Unit 06: DDC Theory: Main Classes, Divisions, Sections, Auxiliary and Phoenix Tables
Unit 07: Trends in classification: Ontologies and Folksonomies; Knowledge Organization in Digital Environment

Module 3: Ranganathans Theory of Classification
Unit 08: Universe of Subjects; Modes of formation of subjects
Unit 09: Mapping of Universe of subjects in major schemes of Library classification
Unit 10: The Three planes of work
Unit 11: Basic Subject, Compound and Complex Subject, Fundamental Categories, Facet Analysis and facet sequence, Systems and specials, Phase Relations
Unit 12: Fundamental and Basic Laws
Unit 13: Canons, Principles and postulates
Unit 14: Rounds and Levels, Phase Relation, Mnemonics, Notation: Kinds and Hospitality
Unit 15: Common isolates, Language isolates, Space isolates and Time isolates Anteriorising and Posteriorising Common Isolates
Unit 16: Use of different Devices

Module 4: Classification Practice
Unit 17: Call Number and its components
Unit 18-23: DDC Practice
Unit 24-32: CC Practice

Reference Texts:
1. Bowman, J. H (2004). Essential Dewey. Facet Publishing.
2. Broughton, Vanda. (2004). Essential Classification. Facet Publishing.
3. Comaromi, J. P., Warren, M. J. & Dewey, Melvil. (1982). Manual on the Use of the Dewey Decimal Classification. Forest Press.
4. Ranganathan, S. R. (1928). Colon Classification. ESS ESS Publication.
5. Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index.OCLC.
6. Foskett, A. C. (2002). The Subject Approach to Information. Facet Publishing.
7. Kao, Mary L. (2003). Cataloguing and Classification for Library Personnel. Jaico.
8. Ranganathan, S. R. (2006). Philosophy of Library Classification. Ess Ess.
9. Ranganathan, S. R. (1967) Prolegomena to Library Classification . [Bombay, New York, Asia Pub. House]
10. Taylor, A. G. (2007). Introduction to Cataloguing and Classification .10th Ed. At- lantic.
11. Universal Decimal Classification . UDC Consortium.

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