Monday, November 15, 2010

Library of Congress Classification Scheme

Students of Fundamental Research Skills are well aware that LCC stands for Library of Congress Classification Scheme and that this scheme is used by most academic libraries to organize their collection. What are some of the other things should students know about this scheme?


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  2. Library of Congress Classification Scheme is also used in Special libraries and is made up of 21 classes.


    Title of Book: Everything you need to know about asthma 1st edition by Simpson, Carolyn

    Call Number: J 616.238 SI


    Simpson, C. (1998). Everything you need to know

    about asthma . New York: Rosen Pub. Group.

  3. Students should also know that the Library of Congress Classification Scheme:
    1. Is made up of 21 main classes which are subdivided.
    2. Developed by the Library of Congress.
    3. Uses and Alphanumeric Scheme.

  4. 1.The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is a classification system that was first developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to organize and arrange the book collections of the Library of Congress.

    2.It is currently one of the most widely used library classification systems in the world.

    3.The system divides all knowledge into twenty-one basic classes, each identified by a single letter of the alphabet.

  5. This is an alphanumeric system of classification used by the Library of Congress that describes books via letters and numbers that correspond to the subject and title/author information. Its the same system used by most academic libraries.

    bascially what It means that we arrange books by the call number, which acts like the street address for the book. Once you get that call number you can easily find the book and pull it off the shelf. In addition, since the books in the Library of Congress Classification scheme are organized by subject. Once you have the call number of the book you are looking for, you can easily find more on that same topic on the same set of shelves.

  6. The Library of Congress is made up of twenty one scheme; it was developed by the Library of Congress,uses both letter and number in their filing.It is filing system is divided up into class and subclass.

  7. The library of congress uses a call number system which is made up of 21 classes that are subdivided. The call numbers are coded in an alphanumeric scheme and the L.C.C. scheme is use mainly in special and academic libraries.