This book looks at the pervasive naming of information that libraries undertake as a matter of course through representation of subjects. It examines the 19th century foundations, current standards, and canonical application of internationally used classification (Melvil Dewey and his decimal scheme) and subject headings (Charles Cutter and the Library of Congress Subject Headings). It will be of interest to librarians, information scholars, professionals, and researchers.
Preface. 1. Naming is Power. 2. Armies, Railroads and Procrustean Beds. 3. The Iterability of the Public and Efficiency. 4. The Authority to Name. 5. Ite/Arating Women. 6. Toward Eccentric Techniques. Notes. Index.