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RELEVANCE OF ENUMERATIVE CLASSIFICATION IN MODERN ERA Whatever said by prachi in favour of faceted schemes of classification I totally disagree with her points I strongly advocate use of enumerative classification in current context Enumerative classification is good enough to handle the complexities of modern era UDC itself is nothing but an extent ion of DDC with several complexities Then why to use UDC UDC has constantly being criticized for some of the demerits which are There are internal contradictions and vague nesses in its schedules It consists of a collection of specialized classifications which do not form a unified system Very often it is unscientific in its methods at practical level The principles underlying UDC have not been described explicitly as a result many decisions taken by classifiers are subjective in nature Apart from that the fact is that DDC is being used by maximum number of organizations be it any media which itself is a clear evidence of its popularity and usefulness Had the faceted schemes been so useful why they are not being used For evaluating any species of classification some normative principles should be used Ranganathans canons for classifications are a set standard in this regard The points which I have used for this purpose are as following 1Ease of classification as an enumerative scheme for classification consists essentially of a single schedule enumerating all subjects of the past the present and the anticipatable future so the readymade class numbers and the simple methods of constructing class number makes it easy for classifier to assign a class number to a particular document As the methods used in constructing class number and notations used in DDC is simple enough when compared to UDC or any other faceted scheme the use of DDC is preferred 2Document arrangement economy usually the class number is provided by a classifier but as far as arrangement of documents on the shelves or
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