UDC: A Manual for Classification Practical and Information Resources

By: Singh, K.P.
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ISBN: 81-7019-468-7,9788170194682
Year: 2012
Binding: Hardbound
Language: English
Total Pages: 389

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Librarianship has been in existence ever since the progression of the human society and developed with the growth of institutions throughout the world. The primary objective of librarianship aims towards the selection, acquisition, process, evaluation, storage and dissemination of selective knowledge contained in books, periodicals, magazines, encyclopedia, dictionaries, directories, computer files, CDs, DVD, Pen drives and the Internet.

Essential resources must be properly organized in libraries for the purpose of effective use and retrieval. Hence, the role of library classification came into the existence. Library classification is a system intended for organizing all forms of literature in a systematic order using the globally accepted notational system. The library classification in spite of far-reaching alterations in the present day scenario remains the focal point in libraries and teaching schools throughout the world for organizing the thought content and retrieval of the information recorded in documentary and non documentary forms in the most mechanical way. UDC or Universal Decimal Classification is the most popular and widely used classification scheme not only in India rather throughout the world, particularly in the libraries of science and technology.

The present book provides the detailed description on the UDC theory and the practice as well as the varied forms apart from the other pieces of work in this domain in terms of its content, coverage and presentation.The book contains 41 chapters arranged according to the class ordered as applied in UDC. The first chapter is devoted to the theoretical aspects on library classification and UDC, whereas the second chapter provides the detailed depth schedule for common auxiliary of Place for Indian geographical places. The remaining 39 chapters comprehensively deal with the practical exercises having more than 1300 descriptive actual titles of encyclopedias, indexing and abstracting, dictionaries, databases, bibliographies. biographies, associations, directories, journals, reports, and conference proceedings in all the disciplines in science, social sciences and humanities. The exquisiteness of this work lies in the procedure, coverage, presentation of the thought content. It is hoped that this varied style of work which not only guided how to classify the documents according to UDC but also creates awareness amongst the readers about the most popular universe of information resources. It is also the hope of the author that this piece of work not only stimulates the intellect of the reader but also makes them acquaint with the extannar variety of resources.