Secular Library Systems
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Secular Library Collation semantic cues
Collation is the ordering code of a list. A dictionary uses an alphabetical coding to organize the ordering of words. Calendars use numeric coding to organize the ordering of days, and clocks use it to organize the ordering of hours and minutes.
The unique principle of the Secular Library is the claim that there is a "scientific" collation that can be used to organize the all-encompassing list of subjects of knowledge. The Secular Library collation code is a seven point list of semantic cues that guide the ordering of subjects.
In comparison, the Dewey Decimal and the Library of Congress classification systems order subjects of knowledge based on principles for specific professions. The Dewey Decimal system organizes the subjects along the lines of how traditional primary education systems organize their curriculum - it is probably more suited for the school teachers, rather than the students. The Library of Congress system seems to organize subjects relative to the segments of time - past, present, and future. Although, proponents of the Library of Congress may argue the traditional description that it was developed for the legislators to reference - how else would you set it up for the legislators, other than a time reference of ideas???
Numeric and alphabetical orders are collations that are also useful for ordering other lists. For instance; grocery lists are more advantageous if the list groups the foods in the browsing order of the grocery store's departments, from the entrance, where they usually place the produce, to the meats which are usually on the back wall, to the furthest aisle, which usually has the frozen foods and dairy.