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BSO structure and organization

(text from third edition prepared by FID/BSO Panel: Eric Coates, Geoffrey Lloyd, Dusan Simandl, published by FID in 1978)


Antecedents to present draft
Purpose of the system
Ordering systems
Extent of details
Ordering systems vs. coding systems
Outline of BSO
Structural features of BSO
Composite subjects and combination facilities
Multi-aspect subjects
Handling new knowledge
The notation
Alphabetical index
The BSO Panel
Time and place facets

Combination Areas, Filing & Combination Orders

Procedures for combining notation, examples of combinations

Optional Facet, Time & Place Facets

First & Second outlines



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