Ranganathan's layers of classification theory and the FASDA model of classification

Joseph T. Tennis

Abstract


Describes four waves of Ranganathan’s dynamic theory of classification. Outlines components that distinguish each wave, and porposes ways in which this understanding can inform systems design in the contemporary environment, particularly with regard to interoperability and scheme versioning. Ends with an appeal to better understanding the relationship between structure and semantics in faceted classification schemes and similar indexing languages.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7152/nasko.v3i1.12802