ERIC Number: ED221195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Map Classification: A Comparison of Schemes with Special Reference to the Continent of Africa. Occasional Papers, Number 154.
Merrett, Christopher E.
This guide to the theory and practice of map classification begins with a discussion of the filing of maps and the function of map classification based on area and theme as illustrated by four maps of Africa. The description of the various classification systems which follows is divided into book schemes with provision for maps (including Dewey Decimal (DDC), Universal Decimal (UDC), International Geographical Union (IGU), and Library of Congress (LC) classifications) and special map-oriented schemes (including Boggs and Lewis (B/L), Parsons, American Geographical Society (AGS), and University of Washington classifications). Seven examples of map classification for Africa and, in particular, Southern Africa are used to show the results of the major systems discussed. The relative performance of the map classification schemes is shown in diagram form and an appendix provides a brief summary of the most important features of each scheme. Twenty-eight references, a bibliography listing the sources used for the various classification methods, and the author's vita are attached. (ESR)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Classification, Diagrams, Foreign Countries, Geography, Library Collections, Maps
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Geographic
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Graduate School of Library Science.