Principles of Classification

  • Link: Principles of Classification
  • Topic: Organization of Materials
  • Level: Elective
  • Sponsor: Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
  • Format: archived webinar
  • Contact Hours: 1

Course Objectives:

Have you ever wondered why we have library classification systems and how they work? How does one system organize information compared to another?

This webinar covers basic, general principles of classification, presents the basic structure of the two main systems we use, Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), and discusses their strengths and weaknesses. It illustrates some of the main differences between LCC and DDC with practical examples.

This webinar will be of interest to catalogers and non-catalogers who want a basic introduction to the classification systems and their structure.