ERIC Number: ED197741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Shelf Classification Research: Past, Present--Future? Occasional Paper No. 146.
Hyman, Richard J.
This paper is a review and analysis of published research in the field of shelf classification in libraries, as well as an assessment of future prospects. Past, present, and proposed rationales for shelving books are described; results of investigations, surveys, and user studies are summarized; and suggestions for further research are presented. Theoretical and practical implications of the various schemes are considered, and related issues such as catalog classification, open access, browsing ease, and user privacy are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Classification, Information Seeking, Library Catalogs, Library Collections, Library Research, Library Surveys, Library Technical Processes, Use Studies
Publications Office, Graduate School of Library Science, 249 Armory Building, Champaign, IL 61820 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library Science.
Identifiers: Shelf Classification