- 1st Jul 2015
- 234mm x 156mm x 30mm
Vanda Broughton MA DipLib is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), and Programme Director for the MA in Library and Information Studies Programme. She has taught, written and led training courses on classification for many years. She is Editor of the Bliss Bibliographic Classification 2nd edition and Associate Editor of the Universal Decimal Classification. She is the author of two other Facet titles, Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings and Essential Thesaurus Construction.
Library Progress InternationalBroughton's book is an essential resource for library science students interested in cataloging and metadata, as well as an asset to librarians and staff in a cataloging or metadata department.
Technical Services Quarterly (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)Both enjoyable and exhaustive in its coverage, Essential Classification is an excellent introduction to the theory behind classification, the main types and examples of classification schemes in wide usage and the practical considerations of applying them to a collection.
Library and Information Research (Kingston University)
Broughton's Essential Classification, Second Edition, is a sound work, expertly written and accessible to the beginner without being tedious for those more knowledgeable of classification systems. For those lacking the first edition or otherwise in need of adding a work on classification to their collection, this book comes highly recommended.
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Minnesota State University)