If the file were a manual one and subdivisions were not employed, the subject heading would be virtually useless. ... In fact studies showing user impatience at the terminal, scrolling screen after screen of entries, suggest that more rather than less structure is ... There are three arguments favoring free-floating as opposed to established subdivisions: 1. ... Ranganathan once likened the construction of expressions in an index language to the putting together of pieces of a meccano set.
|Title||:||The future of subdivisions in the Library of Congress subject headings system|
|Author||:||Martha O'Hara Conway|
|Publisher||:||Library of Congress - 1992-02-01|