? asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 9 years ago

How do we categorize all the knowledge or information in the world?

Does everything fall under Humanities and Sciences and then is trickles down into sub-categories?

3 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer


    It is essential to classify information according to its actual value and level of sensitivity in order to deploy the appropriate level of security. A system of classification should ideally be:

    - simple to understand and to administer

    - effective in order to determine the level of protection the information is given.

    - applied uniformly throughout the whole organization (note: when in any doubt, the higher, more secure classification should be employed).

    With the exception of information that is already in the public domain, information should not be divulged to anyone who is not authorized to access it or is not specifically authorized by the information owner. Violations of the Information Classification Policy should result in disciplinary proceedings against the individual.

    It is also sensible to restrict the number of information classification levels in your organization to a manageable number as having too many makes maintenance and compliance difficult. The following five levels of classification cover most eventualities:


    Library classification forms part of the field of library and information science. It goes hand in hand with library (descriptive) cataloging under the rubric of cataloging and classification, sometimes grouped together as technical services. The library professional who engages in the process of cataloging and classifying library materials is called a cataloger or catalog librarian. Library classification systems are one of the two tools used to facilitate subject access. The other are alphabetical indexing languages such as Thesaurui and Subject Headings systems.

    A library classification is a system of coding and organizing library materials (books, serials, audiovisual materials, computer files, maps, manuscripts, realia) according to their subject and allocating a call number to that information resource. Similar to classification systems used in biology, bibliographic classification systems group entities that are similar together typically arranged in a hierarchical tree structure (assuming none-faceted system).



  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    There is that which is worth knowing and that which is not worth knowing. It trickles down from there.

  • 9 years ago

    over more than one lifetime as you are not a WE

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