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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (2 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754675580
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754675587
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 744,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Acclaim for the second edition:- This is a clearly written, well-paced, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to conventional classification for information retrieval, manual or automated. But do not keep it to yourself - if you have colleagues in the IT department concerned with search and retrieval then buy them a copy too. It will repay its cost time and again in the future. Managing Information The ideas in this volume are of great relevance to any information professional concerned with information discovery. Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services. This book with its simplicity and practicality has no rival for learning the science and turbulently advancing discipline of classification. Knowledge Organisation The work deserves a far wider circulation than the cosy little world of libraries and information services. New Library World. Any reader who is concerned with the organisation of information so that others can retrieve it, or with the retrieval of information, or with both (and, by definition, all readers should fall into one of these categories) should read this well written book. The British Journal of Healthcare Computing Reviews of the 3rd edition: 'It is always a pleasure to catch up with an old friend, so it is with Hunter's book...this updated classic makes a welcome appearance to carry on the excellent work of the previous editions.' New Library World Vol 111 no 9-10, 2010 'Classification Made Simple is an excellent introductory text that I would readily recommend to library and information science students (catalogers in particular).' Technicalities Vol 30 No 5, 2010 'Overall this is an effective introduction to the concepts of classification and will serve well as a first step for students and researchers interested in pursuing more advanced study of classification. It includes a helpful index and bibliography, as well as notes and references at the end of each chapter. Overall this book is a useful addition to the literature of librarianship.' Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services 'Hunter's descriptions bring classification schemes alive. This is a lucid and lively book, with many interesting examples. Who should read it? Beginning students in library science, anyone involved in information organisation projects (including IT professionals), those developing and maintaining thesauri and taxonomies. It is a useful "refresher" read as well as an introductory text. Thoroughly recommended.' Library Management

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Eric Hunter is Emeritus Professor of Information Management, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. His numerous monographic publications include a number of well-known student and practitioner texts that have been used throughout the world and his work has been translated into several languages.


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By A Customer on 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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The author did not define a few terms which are frequently used in the text, for examples "scheme", "schedule", and "subject". Also, the author did not use these terms in a precise way and thus caused ambiguity. Nonetheless, this is a good read as long as you are committed to understand the text by reading and re-reading again and again, back and forth.
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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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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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