Answered By: Nancy Alzo
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2014     Views: 122

LC classification is a classification system developed to organize and arrange the library's collection in subject order utilizing a system of letters and numbers.  While system was developed specifically for the Library of Congress, it has been adopted by many libraries in the United States.  There are other classification systems in use -- Dewey Decimal is another example -- but the College Libraries use the Library of Congress System.  One advantage of the classified organization is that it provides the ability to browse the collection by subject.

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