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I've initially created this page, and given it a "start" with my own views. These are just my own opinions. Please add suggestions on the project subpage, and we'll discuss it until a consensus emerges. Policies decided on will then migrate to the main project page. Marc Shepherd 19:52, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Classification (categorisation) of encyclopaedia articles

May I suggest that the classification scheme which I spent some time devising might just be of some use here - at least as a basis for discussion. (Dixon, Geoffrey. The Gilbert & Sullivan Sorting System: a classification scheme for use with the materials of G.& S. studies. Ayr, Rhosearn Press - 2001). Although there may be slight differences between a scheme devised for "units of information" rather than encyclopaedia articles, the basic aims are the same, namely the identification, enumeration and effective ordering of those areas of knowledge and thought that comprise a (any) field of study. Any one particular arrangement will never of course satisfy all users all the time but it is possible to arrive at a reasonable scheme. A classification scheme intended for the arrangement of discrete physical objects requires a notation system in order to mechanise that arrangement and this serves as a useful shorthand for referring to named categories. I have classified by the scheme referred to some of the "categories" advanced in this project and, so far, have not been defeated in "placing" any of them.

This note is too long already but may I finish by listing the basic Classes of my scheme (and their first expansion) which together cover the whole field.

  • 000 - Generalia
  • 100 - Texts, Libretti
  • 200 - Scores
  • 300 - Critical Works
  • 400 - Biography
  • 500 - Production and performance
  • 600 - Gilbert without Sullivan
  • 700 - Sullivan without Gilbert
  • 800 - Related Subjects

N.B. the following second summary omits Classes 100 & 200 since they are intended for the libretti and scores themselves (discussion of them is classed within 300 and performance within 500)

  • 000 Generalia
  • 010 Bibliographies, catalogues
  • 020 Dictionaries & handbooks, reference sources
  • 030 Periodicals
  • 040 Libraries and collections
  • 050 Societies & Clubs
  • 060 Exhibitions
  • 070 Festivals, conferences, courses
  • 080 Quizzes & puzzles, Games, Quotations
  • 090 Electronic media, computer applications
  • 300 Critical Works
  • 310 Gilbert & libretti
  • 320 Sullivan & music
  • 340 Gilbert versus Sullivan
  • 350 Comparisons (between works)
  • 390 Individual operas
  • 400 Biography
  • 410 Gilbert
  • 420 Sullivan
  • 430 Carte family
  • 440 Savoyards
  • 470 Memorials and Inscriptions
  • 490 Others
  • 500 Production & Performance
  • 510 Acting & music
  • 520 Performers
  • 530 Administration
  • 540 Technology
  • 550 Production methods
  • 560 Audiences
  • 570 Professional
  • 580 Non-professional
  • 590 Individual operas
  • 600 Gilbert without Sullivan
  • 610 Poetry
  • 620 Plays
  • 630 Prose
  • 640 Drawings, Illustrations
  • 650 Miscellaneous
  • 660 Collaborations
  • 690 Doubtful attributions
  • 700 Sullivan without Gilbert
  • 710 Instrumental music
  • 720 Vocal music
  • 730 Theatre music
  • 740 Music adapted, arranged posthumously
  • 750 Writings
  • 760 Collaborations
  • 790 Other musical works
  • 800 Related Subjects
  • 810 Persons associated
  • 820 Music
  • 830 Plays, theatre
  • 840 Fiction, novels
  • 850 Other literary works
  • 860 Places associated
  • 880 Other subjects
  • 890 Individual Savoy operas

172.209.111.175 14:58, 10 April 2007 (UTC)frankwithy

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