Classification is one of the main activities of cataloguing and involves the assigning of numbers to represent subject content. Without classification, access to and the storing of library material would be very challenging, time consuming and frustrating. Hence I strongly endorse this quote “Books are the foundation of library; classification is the foundation of librarianship” (qtd. In Sharma and Sharma 17). The aim of library classification schemes is to keep like and related items together, moving from general to specific, for easy access by users and ease of re-shelving by library staff. Sharma and Sharma gave the purpose of library classification as, to separate subjects on the basis of likeness and unlikeness, to make grouping and sub-grouping of subjects, to arrange things in the most convenient order to make books available to every reader, to enable reader to receive his book, to arrange books in classified order, to retrieve information whenever needed and to make available the whole library stock to readers by publisher, date of publication, title, by author, or by subjects. The proper way is to arrange by contents of the material (16). Whether online or manual, the aim of classification remains the same; howeve...
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