About the BookThe need for library classification is growing with the multifaceted, multidimensional and infinite growth of literature as well as the user’s requirement. Since the objective of library classification is to facilitate subject access by enabling the user to find out what works or documents the library has on a certain subject and where they are shelved, attempts have always been made to make the classification easier and accessible to users of all levels. Accordingly, many standard systems of library classification are in use today like DDC, CC, UDC, LC etc. The present book is an attempt to provide a detailed study of not only the fundamentals of library classification but also the latest developments that have been made in this area.
Introducing the nature and purposes of library classification, the book discusses in detail the canons, principles and laws, which evaluate a scheme of classification. It makes an in-depth study of Isolates, Postulation, Approach, Chain Indexing, Analytico-Synthetic Scheme of Classification, Faceted Classification, Call Number and Citation Indexing. Simple in language and lucid in style, the book is up-to-date, comprehensive, and ideally suited to the students and researchers of library and information science. In addition, the library professionals will find it extremely useful in upgrading their skills.About the Author/sC.K. Sharma, Ph.D., is a known figure in the field of Library and Information Science. He has served in this profession for forty years. He has worked as Assistant Librarian as well as Lecturer at the Ravishankar University; and Incharge University Librarian in the Agra University. He also served the same University as Reader and Head, Department of Library and Information Science. He is a Founder Head of Department of Library & Information Science of Agra University; IME, Sahibabad and M.M. Modi College, Modinagar. Furthermore, he has served as Director, UIMT, and Chief Proctor and Development Officer in the SRM Institute of Management and Technology, Modinagar. He is Founder President of Chhattisgarh Library Association. He is a life member of ILA and UPLA.
Dr. Sharma has written thirty-two books till date on Library & Information Science, General Studies, and History. His two books, Research Methodology and Historical Places of India are very popular. He is editor of Journal of Library and Information Technology.
Amit K. Sharma has obtained Master’s Degree and M.Phil. in Library and Information Science from Vikram University, Ujjain and was awarded Gold Medal. At present he is working as Librarian in Centre for Management Development (CMD), Modinagar. He has developed this library as Digitised Library.