Citation order

Citation order is a core concept in faceted classification such as BC2.


The citation order is the order by which the facets of a compound subject are arranged in a subject heading or class number.


"The order of importance of attributes is called citation order. Properties which are scattered by the citation order are called distributed relatives" (Broughton, 2004, p. 11).






Broughton, V. (2004). Essential classification. London: Facet publishing.



See also:  Filing orderOrder (Core Concepts in LIS)






Birger Hjørland

Last edited: 25-02-2006