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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
DDC - Dewey Decimal Classification system
000 Computers, information & general reference
100 Philosophy & psychology
300 Social sciences
700 Arts & recreation
900 History & geography
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
N Fine Arts
P Language and Literature
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography, Library Science, and General Information Resources
BISAC - Book Industry Study group Classification
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
CRAFTS & HOBBIES
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
HEALTH & FITNESS
HOUSE & HOME
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
SPORTS & RECREATION
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
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
prosfilaes classification system
thorold classification system
- imaginative writing
- arts & humanities
- social sciences
- economics, law & commerce
- maths, physical sciences & technology
- biological sciences & technology
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)
6. Social Sciences (which would encompass 'Linguistics')
8. Economics, Law and Commerce
.. c. Performing Arts
.. a. Comics & Graphic Novels
.. b. Drama
.. d. Literary Criticism
.. e. Poetry
..a. Biography & Autobiography
.... a. True Crime
..d. Language Study
.... a. Holy texts
..i. Social Science.
.... a. Economics
..a. Natural Sciences
... a. Gardening
... a. Medical
... c. Nature
..... a. Computers
..... b. Transportation
.. c. Mathematics
5. Important stuff that has to fit in somewhere but not as top-level categories.
..c. Political Science
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
..f. Pets (should be Animal Husbandry under Natural Sciences)
..h. Sports & Recreation
..i. Study Aids
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)
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).
The Bliss Bibliographic System from 1910 and updated since then (used in some Commonwealth nations) is akin to Library of Congress:
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.
E Geology, including Physical Geography, Meteorology, and Economic Geology.
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.
P Africa, Asia, and Australasia, etc.
*Q Social Sciences.
Sociology, Philanthropy, Ethics.
R Political Science.
S Jurisprudence and Law.
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.
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