Re: Model of Library for Lawyers

From: Ronnie Chee <cheer_at_t[]>
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 17:16:08 GMT
Message-ID: <410e7546$1_2_at_news.>

"Nameless" <> wrote in message news:WlrPc.3996$vH5.2263_at_amstwist00...
> Database Answers <> provides
> a model for a Library for Lawyers. But what is a
> 'call_number'?

Google is your friend.

Libraries use classification systems to organize the books on the shelves. A classification system uses letters and/or numbers (call numbers) to arrange the books so that books on the same topic are together. This arrangement results in "serendipitous browsing:" you find one book in the catalog, go to the shelf, and, an even better book is sitting right next to it.

Libraries in the United States generally use either the Library of Congress Classification System (LC) or the Dewey Decimal Classification System to organize their books. Most academic libraries use LC, and most public libraries and K-12 school libraries use Dewey Received on Mon Aug 02 2004 - 19:16:08 CEST

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