Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (2011) 9 p.


Law is a discipline that relies heavily on library services. This reliance has made Law Libraries indispensable to the provision of effective and efficient legal services and studies. An efficient and responsive law library services is achievable through well organized collections of legal information sources This discourse focus on Classification Schemes and their respective suitability for organizing Law Collections in Nigerian Law Faculties. Three schemes, Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), Library of Congress (LC) and Elizabeth Moys (Moys) were examined and appraised in relation to law collections. This discourse concludes by offering the benefits of Classification to Law Collections.