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The development of classification at the Library of Congress

Author: Francis L Miksa
Publisher: [Champaign, Ill.] : University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, ©1984.
Series: Occasional papers (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Graduate School of Library and Information Science), no. 164.
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Genre/Form: History
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Miksa, Francis L., 1938-
Development of classification at the Library of Congress.
[Champaign, Ill.] : University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, ©1984
(OCoLC)561908215
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis L Miksa
ISBN: 031717147X 9780317171471
OCLC Number: 11302869
Description: 78 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Early growth of the collections --
Subject access during the early years --
A.R. Spofford and the growth of the library of congress --
Spofford and subject access --
From Spofford to John Russell Young --
Trends in classification --
A tentative beginning, 1897-98 --
Years of decision, 1899-1901 --
Classification development, 1901-11 : General features --
Classification development, 1901-11 : collocation patterns --
Likenesses with other schemes --
A unique departure --
A fundamental tension --
Common arrangement patterns --
Adaptation for particular subject fields --
Summary --
Progress on classification : 1901-11 --
Tentative schedules --
Reclassification and classification --
Publication --
Classification development : 1912-30 --
Decline and slowdown in reclassification production --
Changing library conditions --
Increasing difficulty in reclassification --
New schedules, 1912-30 --
Additions and changes, 1912-30 --
Classification development : 1930-46 --
an interlude --
The last years of the Putnam era : 1930-39 --
Years of change, 1940-46 --
Classification development : 1947-present --
1947-54 --
1954-present.
Series Title: Occasional papers (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Graduate School of Library and Information Science), no. 164.
Responsibility: by Francis Miksa.

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