This established textbook introduces the essentials of classification as used for information processing. The third edition takes account of developments that have taken place since the second edition was published in 2002. Classification Made Simple provides a useful gateway to more advanced works and the study of specific schemes. As an introductory text, it will be invaluable to students of information work and to anyone inside or outside the information profession who needs to understand the manner in which classification can be utilized to facilitate and enhance organisation and retrieval.

chapter 1|3 pages

What is Classification?

chapter 2|5 pages

Classification in an Information System

chapter 3|16 pages

Faceted Classification

chapter 5|6 pages

Hierarchical Classification

chapter 9|12 pages

More about Notation

chapter 10|4 pages

More about Schedule and Citation Order

chapter 11|5 pages

Other Features of Classification Schemes

chapter 13|19 pages

Classification as a Search Tool

chapter 14|18 pages

Classification and the Internet

chapter 15|6 pages