Browse 1959: The role of classification in the modern American library by Issue Date

  • Taube, Mortimer (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    The topic which has been assigned to me, "Classification Today- Shadow or Substance," might more appropriately have come at the end of the Institute, rather than the beginning. If I could convince you that our pursuit ...
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  • Doyle, Irene M. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    Gabriel Naude", as early as 1627, advised on the arrangement of books in a library as follows: The seventh point .... is that of the Order and Disposition which Books ought to observe in a Library; .... for without this, ...
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  • Eaton, F. Thelma; Strout, Donald E. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    This institute was addressed to those librarians who have a deep interest in the whole field of classification and the program was planned to present a broad picture of classification today.
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  • Henkle, Herman H. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    Very little is known about the effectiveness of library subject catalogues as tools of research. We know that they are indispensable from a theoretical point of view, and from general observation of their use and the ...
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  • Howell, Isabel (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    A paper which is to be read before an audience of librarians and students at a conference held as one of the activities of a distinguished Graduate Library School should doubtless begin with a definition of terms. This ...
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  • Shera, Jesse H. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    Of all the modes of human intellectual activity prognostication is probably the most treacherous. It may not influence people, but certainly it will alienate one's friends. No one paid much heed to the warnings of the ...
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  • Rutzen, Ruth (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    Our library literature is replete with statements that indicate that the goals and functions of the public library are vitally concerned with the interests and needs of people in general. In fact our most recent statement, ...
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  • Young, Heartsill H. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    It has been many years since Melvil Dewey's Decimal Classification has been discussed before a group such as this. In the nineteenth century, book classification was a controversial subject, and all librarians were eager ...
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  • Summary 
    Strout, Donald E. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    What we attempt here is in no sense a formal summary of content. We seek rather, in the tradition of the previous Allerton Park Institutes, to catch and record, through a series of informal observations and impressions, ...
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  • Downs, Robert B. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    A strong case can be made out, I am convinced, for the proposition that many librarians are obsessed with classification for the sake of classification. With rare exceptions, investigation has revealed, library users ...
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  • Eaton, Thelma (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    The story of the development of classification from Aristotle to Ranganathan has been told so often that, as I worked on this paper, I found myself wondering what I could possibly contribute to the subject. In our ...
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  • Bartle, Robert G. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1959)
    At the very outset I want to warn you that I am here in the role of a mathematician who is interested in books and that I am entirely innocent of library procedures and terminology, the theory of classification, or the ...
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