Assignment 10B

Classification is important because it helps organize things in the world around us into easily discernable groups. It helps researchers find specific information using these classifications and controlled vocabularies. As Badke explained, when searching for information related to senior citizens, there are some organizations, such as the Library of Congress or LC, that use the word AGED to classify them under. Using these terms within the classification systems of the information being searched can help ensure that the researcher is getting the exact information they need. Also, putting things into groups help us know general information about the things in each group. Wright explains that remote countries with little contact with outsiders create their own classification system in order to survive. They know what plants are safe to eat and what animals are hardest to hunt because through experience and teachings they were able to put the information from their surroundings into an organized and well-understood system that can be passed down through generations.

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