ERIC Number: ED247953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Classification at the Library of Congress. Occasional Papers, Number 164.
This paper traces the development of classification at the Library of Congress in terms of its broader context and by accounting for changes in the present system since its initial period of creation between 1898 and 1910 and the present. Topics covered include: (1) Early Growth of the Collections; (2) Subject Access During the Early Years; (3) A. R. Spofford and the Growth of the Library of Congress; (4) Spofford and Subject Access; (5) From Spofford to John Russell Young; (6) Trends in Classification; (7) A Tentative Beginning, 1897-98; (8) Years of Decision, 1899-1901; (9) Classification Development, 1901-11: General Features; (10) Classification Development, 1901-11: Collocation Patterns; (11) Progress on the Classification: 1901-11; (12) Classification Development: 1912-30; (13) Classification Development: 1930-46--An Interlude; and (14) Classification Development: 1947-Present. A list of annotated references completes the report. (THC)
Descriptors: Classification, History, Indexing, Library Catalogs, Library Collections, Library of Congress Classification
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.