Brian Campbell Vickery Quote
Scientific information is faced with the following problem. On the one hand, we have the world's literature of science and technology, past and present, in many languages; on the other, and enquirer with a question. How to select, from a vast mass of words, the few that are the most closely relevant to an enquiry? It is this selection process that makes use of classification.
p. 3. - Classification and indexing in science (1958) - Chapter 1: The need for classification