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Title: One Mathematician Looks at the Classification of Mathematics
Author(s): Bartle, Robert G.
Subject(s): Classification --Books
Abstract: 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 actual classification of anything but mathematical books. I am not sure that words of wisdom have ever come from the mouths of infants, but I am very strongly relying on that possibility. If this hope proves wrong, then I can only apologize and point out that every carnival should have a freak show and that I am only trying to do my duty. I am also aware of the extensive use of the vertical pronoun in my talk, but I know of no alternative. I have spoken with a number of my mathematical colleagues, but I do not pretend that my remarks are really an accurate statement of the ideas of the mathematical community. I shall be more than satisfied if I can act as a gadfly and provoke some discussion. Many of my remarks are very frankly critical. However, it is my earnest hope that they will not be taken offensively, but that they might be turned to constructive use. If this can be done, I shall be most pleased. MATHEMATICAL TERMINOLOGY AND THE RESULTING CONFUSION
Issue Date: 1959
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In F.T.Eaton and D.E.Strout (eds). 1959. The role of classification in the modern American library : papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, November 1-4, 1959. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 93-102.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (6th : 1959)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1480
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1959.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-16
 

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