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1lunaphiles
Sep 17, 2010, 3:48pm Top

This thread is not for comments. It is for the specific purpose of keeping track of classification renderings presented by members. Critiques and further deliberation of subcategories will take place in threads specifically designated and posted by the responsible member - and let's keep the format simple

Designation: critiques

Designation: deliberations

2lunaphiles
Sep 17, 2010, 3:49pm Top

DDC - Dewey Decimal Classification system

000 Computers, information & general reference
100 Philosophy & psychology
200 Religion
300 Social sciences
400 Language
500 Science
600 Technology
700 Arts & recreation
800 Literature
900 History & geography

3lunaphiles
Sep 17, 2010, 3:50pm Top

LLC - Library of Congress Classification system

A General Works
B Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion
C Auxiliary Sciences of History
D General and Old World History
E History of America
F History of the USA, British, Dutch, French, and Latin America
G Geography, Anthropology, and Recreation
H Social Sciences
J Political Science
K Law
L Education
M Music
N Fine Arts
P Language and Literature
Q Science
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography, Library Science, and General Information Resources

4lunaphiles
Sep 17, 2010, 3:52pm Top

BISAC - Book Industry Study group Classification

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
ARCHITECTURE
ART
BIBLES
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
COMPUTERS
COOKING
CRAFTS & HOBBIES
DESIGN
DRAMA
EDUCATION
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
FICTION
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
GAMES
GARDENING
HEALTH & FITNESS
HISTORY
HOUSE & HOME
HUMOR
JUVENILE FICTION
JUVENILE NONFICTION
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
LAW
LITERARY COLLECTIONS
LITERARY CRITICISM
MATHEMATICS
MEDICAL
MUSIC
NATURE
PERFORMING ARTS
PETS
PHILOSOPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY
POETRY
POLITICAL SCIENCE
PSYCHOLOGY
REFERENCE
RELIGION
SCIENCE
SELF-HELP
SOCIAL SCIENCE
SPORTS & RECREATION
STUDY AIDS
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
TRANSPORTATION
TRAVEL
TRUE CRIME

5lunaphiles
Sep 17, 2010, 3:53pm Top

markbarns classification system

(0) Knowledge systems
(1) Philosophy and religion
(2) Science and Technology
(3) Language and literature
(4) History and Geography
(5) People and social sciences

6lunaphiles
Sep 17, 2010, 3:55pm Top

prosfilaes classification system

general fiction
fantasy
history
general non-fiction
science fiction
mystery,
poetry,
biography
reference

7lunaphiles
Sep 17, 2010, 3:56pm Top

thorold classification system

- imaginative writing
- arts & humanities
- social sciences
- economics, law & commerce
- maths, physical sciences & technology
- biological sciences & technology

8lunaphiles
Sep 17, 2010, 4:06pm Top

klarusu classification system

1. General Works
2. Philosophy and Belief Systems (I prefer 'Belief Systems' to 'Religion' as it encompasses things like Buddhism which is rather a BS than a Religion in the strictest sense ...)
3. Maths, Science and Technology
4. Imaginative Works ('works' would mean that this could be used to encompass artistic works like painting and sculpture as well)
5. Languages
6. Social Sciences (which would encompass 'Linguistics')
7. Humanities
8. Economics, Law and Commerce

9lunaphiles
Sep 17, 2010, 4:16pm Top

TLCrawford

1. Art
..a. Architecture
..b. Music
.. c. Performing Arts
..d. Photography

2. Literature
.. a. Comics & Graphic Novels
.. b. Drama
..c. Fiction
.. d. Literary Criticism
.. e. Poetry

3. Humanities
..a. Biography & Autobiography
..b. Education
..c. History
.... a. True Crime
..d. Language Study
..e. Language
..f. Philosophy
..g. Psychology
..h. Religion
.... a. Holy texts
..i. Social Science.
.... a. Economics

4. Sciences
..a. Natural Sciences
... a. Gardening
... a. Medical
....b. Fitness
.......b. Nutrition
.....a. Cookery
... c. Nature
..b. Technology
..... a. Computers
..... b. Transportation
.. c. Mathematics

5. Important stuff that has to fit in somewhere but not as top-level categories.
..a. Business
..b. Law
..c. Political Science
..d. Reference
6. Silly stuff that might be popular and need included but not as top-level categories.
..a. Antiques & Collectibles
..b. Body, Mind & Spirit
..c. Crafts & Hobbies
..d. Family & Relationships
..e. Games
..f. Pets (should be Animal Husbandry under Natural Sciences)
..g. Self-Help
..h. Sports & Recreation
..i. Study Aids
..j. Travel

10lunaphiles
Sep 17, 2010, 4:17pm Top

tardis

Art –includes painting, sculpture, music, drama, architecture, interior design, photography as art, and maybe crafts. Includes the technological “how to” stuff for things like photography.

Fiction and works related to fiction - subdivided by genre (Mystery, SF, Fantasy, Romance, Historical, etc.), Comics & Graphic Novels, Humour, Literary Collections, Poetry, Literary Criticism

Geography – travel, maps, cartography

Health – subdivided into physical (medicine, fitness, nutrition) and mental (psychology, relationships, criminology, etc?)

History – includes Biography & Autobiography
Languages and Linguistics (including much of what ends up in reference – i.e. dictionaries, thesauri)

Law

Philosophy

Religion - subdivided by faith or sect or whatever. Includes generic “spirituality.”

Science - Mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, nature, etc.

Social Science Political Science, Economics (includes business), sociology, true crime, education, library science

Sports and Recreation – games, sports, hobbies (general works and hobbies like stamp collecting that won’t fit under Art or Technology)

Technology – Agriculture (includes pets), Engineering, Computers, Cooking, Gardening, “Domestic science” aka home economics would go here).

11vpfluke
Sep 17, 2010, 7:58pm Top

The Bliss Bibliographic System from 1910 and updated since then (used in some Commonwealth nations) is akin to Library of Congress:

MAIN CLASSES
A General Science and Philosophy. Science in General, History of Philosophy. Metaphysics, Logic, Mathematics, Metrology, and Phys1cal Sciences in General.
B Physics, Including Applied Mechanics, Engineering, and related technologies.
C Chemistry, and Chemical Technology.
D Astronomy.
E Geology, including Physical Geography, Meteorology, and Economic Geology.
F Biology.
G Botany.
H Zoology.
I The Human Body and the Medical Sciences
J Psychology and Education.
K Anthropology -- Ethnology, Ethnography, Folk-Lore.
L Religion and Religions.
M History: Accessory Sciences, General History, and Ancient History.
N Europe, Medieval and Modern.
O America.
P Africa, Asia, and Australasia, etc.
*Q Social Sciences.
Sociology, Philanthropy, Ethics.
R Political Science.
S Jurisprudence and Law.
T Economics.
U Useful and Industrial Arts. Recreative Arts, Pastimes.
V Fine Arts.
W Philology. General Linguistics, Non-Aryan and Unclassified Languages, Semitic Languages.
X Rhetoric. Oratory, and Literature in General. IndoEuropean Languages and Literatures Severally.
Y English Language and Literature.
Z Alternative for Theology and Religion.

12andyl
Sep 18, 2010, 5:01am Top

I've already listed the top levels for BIC2 and E4Libraries on previous threads. Both are aimed at the supply chain and the original sources are a google away.

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