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Information Science as a Facet of the History of British Science: The Origins of the Classification Research Group

@inproceedings{Justice2004InformationSA,
  title={Information Science as a Facet of the History of British Science: The Origins of the Classification Research Group},
  author={Alexander Justice},
  year={2004}
}
The work, discussions, findings, and influence of the Classifica- tion Research Group (CRG), based in London, have been well and ably chronicled both by its members and by other reporters during the five decades of the group's activity from 1952 until today. Very little has ever been stated, however, about the group's history. The CRG has contributed to the theory of bibliographic and library classification in an unparalleled manner, drawing inspiration from S. R. Ranganathan, especially in… Expand
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