Accession Number : AD0410788

Title :   LIBRARY CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION,

Corporate Author : MINISTRY OF POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS (JAPAN)

Personal Author(s) : Olney,John C.

Report Date : 29 APR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : Two aspects of library cataloging and classifi cation are described in detail: (1) The history of library cataloging from ancient times to 1875; (2) Current approaches to building and organizing the subject portion of library catalogs intended for manual searching. The relationship of subject cataloging to other tools for literature search ing, such as subject bibliography is considered. The possible contributions of subject catalogihniques to the mechanization of library index ing, and the extent to which the techniques them selves may be analyzed as forms of natural test processing are also considered. The impact of mechanization on these techniques is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUBJECT INDEXING, HISTORY), CLASSIFICATION, CATALOGS, INDEXES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE