Classification project: The Problem of Assignment
kamins at dogeared.com
Thu Sep 29 13:16:33 EDT 2005
In working on the Classification Project (which I'm really enjoying,
by the way), it becomes quickly apparent that some books are not
easily assigned to a given category.
The Greek Way discusses so many aspects of classical Greek culture
-- is it History? Is it Anthropolgy? Hiroshima is at least History
and Biography. On a less philosophical and more technical note, are
books like Gulliver's Travels novels or short story collections? And
that particular book could easily go into Political Satire (but
luckily I don't have that subcategory).
SO the best I can do is the best I can do. I'l present the work to
you as a first pass, and we can discuss on this ListServ what changes
should be made. And certainly we'll need to make changes: I know I've
already got some errors; I just realized I put Dubliners as a novel,
and it's a collection of short stories.
OH- while we're on the topic, do folks want to wait until I've made a
complete first pass, or do you want me to put it someplace where you
can make comments as I go along? I could toss it up on Dogeared once
a day, and you could check it out at your leisure. Comments?
"We must be the change we want to see in the world." ~ Gandhi
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the ModLib