025.47: Broughton, Vanda. Essential Classification. Chicago: Neal Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2004. 293 pp. ISBN 1-5557-0507-3
- 000: Computer Science, Knowledge, and General Works
- 020: Library and information science
- 025: Operations of libraries, archives, and information centers
- 025.4: Subject analysis and control
- 025.47: Subject indexing
Every book in every library carries a small tag. That single tag helps to both define the subject matter of the text and arrange the book in the library. Often no bigger than a postage stamp, it is one of most defining characteristics of a library book. Before that tag can be placed, however, a librarian has to determine the subject of the book and how to classify it in the library’s system. Vanda Broughton’s Essential Classification is your local librarian’s best friend when it comes to the ins and outs of book classification.