Bliss Classification Association – Bibliographic

Bliss Classification Association – Bibliographic Classification Guide: “The standard categories recognised in “classical” facet analysis are: Thing – kind – part – property – material – process – operation – patient – product – by-product – agent – space – time”.

Why do these people try to specify what facets are useful? Surely if I want to classifcy my content using a facet called “How impressed I was with this content when I first saw it” then that is a perfectly valid facet? This underlying assumption that there are “generic” or “correct” ways of categorizing the world is just, well, wrong. The world doesn’t have an “inherent” classification that we just have to discover. All classification gets its meaning from the people using it, not from the objects being classified.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s