The Power to Name: Locating the Limits of Subject Representation in Libraries / Edition 1

The Power to Name: Locating the Limits of Subject Representation in Libraries / Edition 1

by H.A. Olson
     
 

ISBN-10: 9048160847

ISBN-13: 9789048160846

Pub. Date: 11/30/2013

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This book looks at the pervasive naming of information that libraries undertake as a matter of course through representation of subjects. It examines the 19th century foundations, current standards, and canonical application of internationally used classification (Melvil Dewey and his decimal scheme) and subject headings (Charles Cutter and the Library of Congress

Overview

This book looks at the pervasive naming of information that libraries undertake as a matter of course through representation of subjects. It examines the 19th century foundations, current standards, and canonical application of internationally used classification (Melvil Dewey and his decimal scheme) and subject headings (Charles Cutter and the Library of Congress Subject Headings). It will be of interest to librarians, information scholars, professionals, and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048160846
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/30/2013
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
1. Naming is Power.
2. Armies, Railroads and Procrustean Beds.
3. The Iterability of the Public and Efficiency.
4. The Authority to Name.
5. Ite/Arating Women.
6. Toward Eccentric Techniques.
Notes. Index.

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