Canon (basic principle)

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A canon is a rule or a body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ WordNet 3.1. retrieved 2011-12-03 from:
  2. ^ W.C Sayers (1915–1916) established a system of canons of classification Sayers, W.C. (1915-1916). Canons of classification applied to "The subject", "The expansive", "The decimal" and "The Library of Congress" classifications: A study in bibliographical classification method. Lindon: Grafton.
  3. ^ S. R. Ranganathan developed a theory of facet analysis which he presented as a detailed series of 46 canons, 13 postulates and 22 principles. in Prolegomena to library classification. New York: Asia Publishing House. Spiteri, Louise (1998). A Simplified Model for Facet Analysis: Ranganathan 101. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science—Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'Information et de Bibliotheconomie, 23(1-2), 1-30., Retrieved from: