Classification schemes in the UK

Classification schemes in the UK

“Class K, may be the dominant classification scheme in the United States, but a 2007 survey indicated that only 5% of law libraries surveyed in the UK are using Class K.(1) Most of the UK law libraries (41%) are still maintaining their own in-house scheme, with the next largest number of respondents (31%) using Moys, a system that also groups Common law together.(2) Recent interest in KF Modified from a Law library in England (3) suggests it is time to extend the reach of KF Modified to Common law libraries outside of Canada.”(4)


  1. Rachel Brett, “Classification Practice in Law Libraries: A Brief Survey” (2008) 8 Legal Info. Mgmt. 61 at 61. Provided by Knight, F. Tim
  2. Ibid. at 61.Provided by Knight, F. Tim
  3. In January 2009 J. McRee Elrod forwarded a question he had received about KF Modified to CALL-L from Helen Buhler, Classification Coordinator, at the Templeman Library, University of Kent.Provided by Knight, F. Tim
  4. KF Modified and the Classification of Canadian Common Law, Knight, F. Tim. Canadian Law library Review, v. 34, no. 5

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Classification for Law Libraries, Classification of Law Materials, Common law, Cooperative Patent Classification, Dewey Decimal Classification, International law classification: JX System, KF Modified, Law library, Moys Classification and Thesaurus for Legal Materials, Rights and the Law Classification, Historical.



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