The representation of knowledge in library classification schemes

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dc.contributor.author Rafferty, Pauline
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-18T12:00:53Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-18T12:00:53Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Rafferty , P 2001 , ' The representation of knowledge in library classification schemes ' Knowledge Organization , vol 28 , no. 4 , pp. 180-192 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0943-7444
dc.identifier.other PURE: 97527
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1791
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1791
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ergon-verlag.de/en/images/ko_toc/2001_4.pdf en
dc.description Rafferty, Pauline, (2001) 'The representation of knowledge in library classification schemes', Knowledge Organisation 28(4) pp.180-192 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract This article explores the representation of knowledge through the discursive practice of general or universal classification schemes. These classification schemes were constructed within a philosophical framework which viewed man as the central focus in the universe, which believed in progress through science and research, and which privileged written documentation over other forms. All major classification schemes are built on clearly identifiable systems of knowledge, and all classification schemes, as discursive formations, regulate the ways in which knowledge is made accessible. Of particular interest in determining how knowledge is represented in classification schemes are the following: - Main classes: classification theorists have attempted to discipline epistemology in the sense of imposing main class structures with the view to simplifying access to knowledge in documents for library users. - Notational language: a number of classification theorists were particularly interested in the establishment of symbolic languages through notation. The article considers these aspects of classification theory in relation to: the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme; Otlet and La Fontaine's Universal Bibliographic Classification and the International Institute of Bibliography; Henry Evelyn Bliss's Bibliographic Classification; and S.R. Ranganathan's Colon Classification. en
dc.format.extent 13 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Knowledge Organization en
dc.title The representation of knowledge in library classification schemes en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Information Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Archives and Records Management en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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