ERIC Number: ED070458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Rationale and Schedule for a Classification System for Education and Education-Related Materials.
There is a need for a universal classification system for a library largely of education and education-related materials that is logical, concise, flexible, mnemonic and easy to use, as well as consistent with the educational theories, issues, and practices of today. The FWL (Far West Laboratory) Library Classification System is designed to meet these criteria. For instance, a letter classification is used because it is more concise (26 letters vs. 10 digits) which allows related materials to be more adequately classified in (sometimes) an easily remembered combination. Since logic is important, it is not sacrificed to mnemonic considerations. A letter system also allows more room for expansion and flexibility. In general single letters are devoted to categories basic to education and educational research (for instance; C--the child, E--education, and K--curriculum). These categories are grouped both logically and mnemonically and sub-divided largely mnemonically when this method is not too illogical. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.