Ranganathan and Dewey in hierarchical subject classification: Some similarities

Panigrahi, Pijushkanti


S R Ranganathan and Melvil Dewey devised two types of classification schemes viz., faceted and enumerative. Ranganathan’s faceted classification scheme is based on postulates, principles and canons. It has a strong theory. While working with the two schemes, similarities are observed. This paper tries to identify and present some relationships.


Library classification; Ranganathan; Dewey; Colon Classification; Decimal Classification

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