Wow! Those are great questions and very ambitious.
In addition to Library Lituerature and LISTA, which would be very
broad, I'd suggest that you begin with the ongoing bibliography that
appears regularly in the journal Knowledge Organization.
Quoting Natalia Melikhova <[log in to unmask]>:
> Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:
> Would you please advise me if there are professional library
> databases whcih
> will help me to find a good source of information for the research
> "Historical development of library classification"?
> The research questions are:
> 1). What comes from introducing the library classification concepts
> events in history?
> (2). Is there something left to explore?
> (3). What is the Library classification means?
> (4). The history of Library classification
> (5). How many principles for classifying are presented?
> (6). The purpose of Library Classification
> (7). Why do most academic libraries use the Library of Congress
> (8). Why do most college libraries use the Dewey Decimal
> Thank you very much in advance.
Hope A. Olson, Professor
School of Information Studies
522 Bolton Hall
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201