Categories, facets and isolates - classification terminology, Other Management

Categories, Facets and Isolates:

A solitary, unattached idea, which cannot be further, subdivided, and by itself it cannot form a subject, is called an isolate. For example, the terms wheat, child, India are isolates as by themselves they are vague. These have meanings only in the context of a main class. For example, wheat diseases, child psychology or India: history have meanings. An isolate is the ultimate division of knowledge. Going back a little, Ranganathan defines a compound subject as a basic: subject forms a compound subject having one or more isolates, An isolate is the context of a basic subject forms a compound subject and a Basic Subject is a basic subject without an isolate idea. 

Isolates are grouped in what are called facets on the basis of-common characteristics. A facet is thus a totality of isolates obtained on the basis of a single train of characteristics of a given entity. As a matter of fact, Ranganathan defined facet as "A generic term used to denote any component- be it a basic subject or an isolate - of a compound subject, and also its respective ranked forms, terms, and members". We may speak of Basic Facet, Isolate Facet, Geographical Fact,Language Facet, Educational Facet Property Facet, Organ Facet, Cultivar Facet, etc. 

The totality of the facets having a common characteristic form a category. For example,-in library science all the facets pertaining to the kinds of library, j-.e., academic, public, special, form a category named personality category, in this 6ase. Yet; another "category -is the library activities, i.e., acquisition, processing, servibes, preservation, called energy category in this case. A category is a highly, generalized division of knowledge. Ranganathan postulates that a subject is constituted of at the most ' five fundamental categories, namely, Personality, Matter, Energy, Space and Time. In other words all the concepts of the universe of knowledge belong to five and only five fundamental categories  

Posted Date: 11/10/2012 1:59:45 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Categories, facets and isolates - classification terminology, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Categories, facets and isolates - classification terminology, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Categories, facets and isolates - classification terminology Discussions

Write discussion on Categories, facets and isolates - classification terminology
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Question 1 Explain the steps in developing pattern for built-up neckline and cowl neckline along with  diagrams Question 2 What is pegged skirt? Explain the method of develo

ACQUISITION DEPARTMENT: Libraries are organised into units / departments / sections based on the functions that they are expected to perform. Acquisition Department (=AD) is o

Categories, Facets and Isolates: A solitary, unattached idea, which cannot be further, subdivided, and by itself it cannot form a subject, is called an isolate. For example, t

Meaning of Classification: Systematic grouping of entities (both abstract and concrete) to meet one's requirement is known as classification. Classification lies at the root o

Dichotomous Data: - Data that  fall  into only  two  categories are called dichotomous data.  - Although these  data ordinarily might be considered nominal level  (e.g. pas

The project ‘Syringe Management Plan' is created to protect the community against misplace of syringe that causes accidental needle injury. This project is introduce as there is no

Nominal Group T echnique It is a method of group decision-making in which individual members meet face to face, first, to generate  ideas individually, and then to poll

Production Process  Let us begin our discussion with the production process.  The production process for any project begins soon after the research and development department f

C l aims: Claims can be initiated by both parties involved. Claims are settled through negotiation, adherence to contract terms, or a mutually agreed  adjustment  in  the  contr

Self-Monitoring This is a personality trait reflecting an individual's ability to adjust behavior to match conditional factors. Individuals high in self- monitoring are very ad