Approach of readers for documents - library classification, Other Management

Approach of Readers for Documents:

As stated earlier, documents can be arranged in libraries on the basis of the colour of the binding, the size, the language, the year of publication, the accession number and so on. But these methods are outdated and unhelpful, as they cannot bring to the notice of the reader the author, the title or the subject matter of a document. There is little or no chance of your finding today a library, which arranges its collection on the basis of colour, size, year of publication or even the name of the publisher. It was possible to use these characteristics for arranging books when the collections were very small in size. 

There are a few libraries where the collections are arranged on the basis of accession number or serial number. The other methods by which documents are usually arranged are by title, author or subject. This is because in present-day libraries, the reader's approach for a specific document is by title or author or subject.

It is common practice that fiction is arranged by author, periodicals by title and scientific factual literature by subject. In some libraries, you can find that even imaginative literature (belles letters) is arranged first by language, and within each language by form followed by author and, if necessary, by work number. It has already been explained in Section 2.1 that a reader may demand a document by a particular author or of a particular title or on a particular subject. 

 

Posted Date: 11/10/2012 2:20:54 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Approach of readers for documents - library classification, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Approach of readers for documents - library classification, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Approach of readers for documents - library classification Discussions

Write discussion on Approach of readers for documents - library classification
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Question 1: (a) Explain what the term "preventive legal management" addresses. (b) Describe any 5 stakeholders that have a legal relationship within the hospitality indust

Internet Shopping system: Project Name : Internet Shopping system Role : Leading the Team, Involved in Requirement Gathering, Estimation, System, System Design, Datab

QUESTION 1 (a) Describe the role of public sector in the development of tourism Industry? (b) Describe the role of private sector in the development of tourism Industry?

Question 1 Explain the role of information in decision making Question 2 Explain how businesses can gain competitive advantage from managing information Question 3 Expla

Question 1: (a) Describe the characteristics of a confined space. (b) By reference to entry into a confined space, describe briefly the factors that should be considered

Issues of Periodicals and Non-Book Material-Storing, Shelving and Arrangement: Most libraries have periodical collections, the current issues having to be display for browsing

What are the three approach to the short-term financing problem and provide relevant examples for each ?

CLASSIFICATION TERMINOLOGY: Library classification as an academic discipline is about 125 years old. Its teaching and research has gained momentum comparatively recently. It m

The Public Sector Administration has undergone a process of evolutionary reform from the Traditional Public administration to NPM and now to an emerging model of responsive govern

Catalogue Code: As with classification schemes, there are different catalogue codes available for use in libraries. Two of them are already known to you as they are prescribed