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Institute Library Classification System

"The Institute Library’s classification system is unique. It was created by our first professional librarian, William A. Borden, who served as librarian between 1897- and 1903-1910. After the establishment of the New Haven Free Public Library in 1887, the Institute Library began to withdraw from the public life of the city and focus primarily on expanding and circulating its collection of general-interest and popular literature. The librarian during this period, William A.

ZIZO Volwassenen

"ZIZO volwassenen is een thematisch classificatieschema waarmee je de volwassen non-fictie-collectie van een openbare bibliotheek kan indelen. ZIZO probeert de gebruiker trapsgewijs en intuïtief bij het gezochte onderwerp te brengen. De verschillende aspecten van een onderwerp worden zoveel mogelijk samengebracht, zodat de gebruiker een overzicht krijgt van de informatiebronnen die een antwoord op zijn vraag kunnen geven. Het classificatiesysteem is voorzien van duidelijke pictogrammen in kleur en een standaard-etiket."

"ZIZO adults is a thematic classification scheme that allows you to organize the adult non-fiction collection of a public library. ZIZO tries to bring the user to the desired subject, staged and intuitively. The various aspects of a subject are brought together as much as possible so that the The user gets an overview of the information sources that can answer his question. The rating system has clear color and standard labels. "

Billings Classification

"The Billings Classification is a subject classification developed by John Shaw Billings in 1899. It was not an abstract experiment in the mapping of human knowledge, but rather a system devised specifically for the optimum arrangement of the Library’s collections. Dr. Billings envisioned a layout for the building, and while his classification scheme was in fact a division of human intellectual achievement into various subject areas designated by letter codes varying in number (usually three), it was fashioned in such a way as to maximize access to the unique holdings of the Library.

Open Shelves Classification

"(...) a free, 'humble', modern, open-source, crowd-sourced replacement for the Dewey Decimal System. (...) The OSC will be: • Collaboratively written The OSC itself should be written socially--slowly, with great care and testing--but socially. See the Build the Open Shelves Classification group. • Collaboratively assigned As each level of OSC is proposed and ratified, members will be invited to catalog LibraryThing's books according to it. Using LibraryThing's fielded bibliographic wiki, Common Knowledge.


"De NBD|Biblion Trefwoordenthesaurus is een geautomatiseerd onderwerpsontsluitingssysteem ten behoeve van collecties in openbare bibliotheken, op basis van de termen die aan de bibliografische producten van NBD|Biblion worden toegekend. In deze thesaurus zijn alle door NBD|Biblion goedgekeurde ontsluitingstermen voor alle mediasoorten opgenomen. Dit heeft als voordeel dat de ontsluitingstermen eensluidend zijn. Dat wil zeggen dat gebruikers niet worden geconfronteerd met andersluidende termen voor hetzelfde begrip.

"The NBD | Biblion Trefwoordenthesaurus is an automated subject termination system for collections in public libraries, based on the terms assigned to NBD | Biblion's bibliographic products. In this thesaurus, all NBD | Biblion approved release terms for all media types are included . This has the advantage that the term of the term is consistent, that is, users are not confronted with different terms for the same understanding. By networking, libraries can consult each other's catalogs and exchange bibliographic data.

Presentatiesysteem Informatieve Media

"PIM is een alfabetisch woordsysteem (in tegenstelling tot een numeriek hiërarchisch systeem als het SISO) dat bestaat uit twee niveaus: categorieën ('onderwerpsgebieden') en daaronder trefwoorden.

"PIM is an alphabetic word system (as opposed to a numerical hierarchical system such as SISO) that consists of two levels: categories (" subject areas ") and keywords below.
 There are 27 fixed categories (visible by icons). These subject areas are grouped into ten clusters (colors) of related subject areas. The clusters can be directional for the visitor and for the collection of collections in the library. (For example, the categories "Hobbies" and "Sports and Games" are both orange; Libraries can choose to draw them in close proximity).

DK5 Decimalklassedeling

"DK5 er det fælles opstillings- og klassifikationssystem for de danske folke- og skolebiblioteker. Systemet består af en systematisk oversigt over emneområder samt af henholdsvis et alfabetisk og et systematisk register. (...) DK5 er et aspektorienteret klassifikationssystem. De 100 hovedgrupper er underdelt efter decimalprincippet. Den primære underdeling i decimalklassedelingen sker efter discipliner og fag. Strukturen er i princippet hierarkisk i såvel notation som i grupperelationer.

"DK5 is the common setup and classification system for the Danish public and school libraries. The system consists of a systematic overview of subject areas and an alphabetical and a systematic register, respectively. (...) DK5 is an aspect-oriented classification system. The 100 main groups are Subdivided according to the decimal principle. The primary division in the decimal class division takes place according to disciplines and subjects. The structure is in principle hierarchical in both notation and group relations.

Library Classification

"There are already in the field many rival schemes of classification for libraries. The present publication is not intended to add one to the number, but rather to offer a way of escape for those who shrink from the intricacies and difficulties of the elaborate systems, and to substitute for painstaking analytical classification a simple arrangement which it is believed is better adapted to be practically useful in a library, while doing away with most of the work involved in carrying out one of these schemes."

Sachbuch-Systematik für Katholische öffentliche Büchereien

"Sachdarstellungen aus den verschiedenen Wissensgebieten, auch als Bericht, Erlebnisschilderung, Ratgeber oder Nachschlagewerk, werden gegliedert nach der 'Sachbuchsystematik für Katholische öffentliche Büchereien' - Kurzfassung (SKB) bzw. nach der erweiterten Fassung (SKB-E). Die Kindersachbücher und die sachbezogenen Nicht-Buch-Medien für Kinder werden nach der 'Systematik für Kindersachbücher' geordnet. Der Systematische Katalog erschließt den Sachmedienbestand in Büchereien nach inhaltlichen Zusammenhängen (Systematik).

"The presentation of the material from the various fields of knowledge, also as a report, an experience sign, a guidebook or a reference book, are organized according to the 'Specialist System for Catholic Public Libraries' (SKB-E) and the enlarged version (SKB-E) Non-book media for children are classified according to the 'Systematics for Children's Books' The systematic catalog opens up the material stock in libraries according to content (systematics) and provides information on the question whether media is available on a specific topic or subject area, For example, which media are to b