1975: Major classification systems : the Dewey Centennial
21st Allerton Park Institute (1975); Edited by Kathryn Luther Henderson
One hundred years ago, in 1876, Melvil Dewey anonymously published the first edition of his classification system. Forest Press, publisher of the Dewey Decimal Classification since 1931, could think of no more suitable way to honor the DDC and its author during this centennial year than to bring together librarians interested in classification. It was with great pleasure, therefore, that Forest Press welcomed the opportunity to cosponsor with the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science the twenty-first annual Allerton Park Institute. Held on November 9-12, 1975, the topic of the institute was, most appropriately, "Major Classification Systems: the Dewey Centennial."
The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:
- Introduction - Kathryn Luther Henderson
- Library Classification: One Hundred Years After Dewey - David Batty
- The Historical Development Of The Dewey Decimal Classification System - John P. Comaromi
- Dewey Today: An Analysis Of Recent Editions - Margaret E. Cockshutt
- Summary Of A Survey Of The Use Of The Dewey Decimal Classification In The United States And Canada - Mary Ellen Michael
- Dewey Today: The British And European Scene - Joel C. Downing
- The Library Of Congress Classification Scheme And Its Relationship To Dewey - Gordon Stevenson
- Factors In The Selection Of A Classification Scheme For A Large General Library - Peter Lewis
- Dewey Decimal Classification, Universal Decimal Classification, And The Broad System Of Ordering: The Evolution Of Universal Ordering Systems - Hans H. Wellisch
- The Role Of Indexing In Subject Retrieval - Derek Austin
The Role Of Classification In Subject Retrieval In The Future - Paule Rolland-Thomas
The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dewey Decimal Classification, Universal Decimal Classification, and the Broad System of Ordering: The Evolution of Universal Ordering Systems (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1975)O f the three systems named in the title of this paper, the first is familiar to everyone, even outside the profession of librarianship; the second is much less well known; and the last one is probably still a total ...
(Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1975)It strikes me as an interesting circumstance that I have been given the opportunity to speak about the relationship between the Library of Congress classification (LCC) and the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) on November ...
(Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1975)It always seems befitting that the last speaker at a conference should gaze at a crystal ball and predict the future of the subject that has been discussed; I feel I should quote Confucius by saying that I do not ...
Summary of a Survey of the Use of the Dewey Decimal Classification in the United States and Canada (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1975)ithin the last ten years, three studies have been performed dealing with the use of Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) outside the North American continent. To date, there has not been a similar survey aimed at assessing ...
(Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1975)This paper concerns the British Library; by now it is well known that the British Library consists of more than one large library. One of its components, the British Museum Library, is among the largest in the world; ...