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4.0 out of 5 stars Clear Overview
Hunter's book contains a clear, plain English overview of the subject of classification. I would recommend it to anyone new to the subject or someone who has tried without success to wade through some of the more comprehensive, but frequently turgid, textbooks on the subject. The second edition has slightly changed, and enhanced the style, the material is updated and...
Published on 31 Oct 2004

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, but dull
Hunter covers all types of classification, uses plenty of examples, but still fails to grab the attention of the reader. The chapters are clearly defined but there is little emphasis on creativity or flexible thinking to develop new or 100% appropriate classification solutions - this book will only tell you what already exists and that you may have to apply several...
Published on 12 Oct 2000


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clear Overview, 31 Oct 2004
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Hunter's book contains a clear, plain English overview of the subject of classification. I would recommend it to anyone new to the subject or someone who has tried without success to wade through some of the more comprehensive, but frequently turgid, textbooks on the subject. The second edition has slightly changed, and enhanced the style, the material is updated and there is a new (brief) chapter on classification and the internet. Contains useful references and urls.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classification : excellent!, 31 Dec 2009
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As a museum professional responsible for cataloguing and classifying museum collections, I enjoyed learning about the pros and cons of different classification systems, and considering their relevance to the world of internet search engines and e-commerce.

The text in Eric Hunter's Classification Made Simple is very well structured and delivered with clarity and humour with plenty of thought provoking examples. The book ends with the important reminder that regarding classification systems, it is the ease of the user that is all important. And the ease of the user has also been carefully considered by the author of this useful, authoritative and practical guide.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, but dull, 12 Oct 2000
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Hunter covers all types of classification, uses plenty of examples, but still fails to grab the attention of the reader. The chapters are clearly defined but there is little emphasis on creativity or flexible thinking to develop new or 100% appropriate classification solutions - this book will only tell you what already exists and that you may have to apply several different methods of classifying to make sure you meet all the requirements.
However, it does stress that whatever classification method you choose it should be easy for the person who has to use it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best in class, 14 Jan 2009
This book is the best brief introduction to the process of classification available. It works extremely well in the traditional "cat and class" market although should have wider circualtion with people who are involved in designing or teaching the design of databases. The book starts at the basics of classification - which is after all a human skill which saves us from drowning in information overload - and proceeds to explore the necessary detail that is required when larger scale or more complex subjects are analysed. So if you want order rather than chaos in the electronic environment - get your head out of your tag cloud and read Eric Hunter's book.
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