The art and science of classification: Phyllis Allen Richmond, 1921-1997

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Research during the 1950s in library and information science reflected the intense intellectual foment and fervor of the time. As a master's student of library science at Western Reserve University (WRU) in 1952, Phyllis Allen Richmond found herself at the epicenter of some of the most exciting work being pursued in the field. Her academic career crosscuts diverse areas. She was a champion of library automation, of facet analytical theory, and of the history of science. She always kept the future of classification firmly at the ce nter of her work. This retrospective of the pioneering accomplishments and contributions of a distinguished forty-year career will draw upon recollections, materials at the Case Western Reserve University Archive, and Richmond's own writings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-791
Number of pages27
JournalLibrary Trends
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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