The Secular Library is dedicated to the establishment of Science, the exercise of Reason, the pursuit of Truth, the understanding of Reality, and the better evolution of Mankind, through the prudent justification of knowledge classification.

In Order We Trust

Secular Library

is concerned about the organization of the subjects of knowledge . . .

Dictionaries and encyclopedias use the simple alphabetical order to organize words and subjects of knowledge; but such a system does not coordinate the categories of subjects.

Library classification systems are examples of categorizing the subjects of knowledge into coordinated sections. The systems are always hierarchy lists that begin like a table of contents introducing the most general categories.

Dewey Decimal System (DDC)

organizes the subjects of knowledge along the lines of the traditional school curriculum and is dedicated to a ten point subdivision system, but the two systems do not coordinate correctly. The DDC provided an enhancement for learning for a few decades, only because it was better than the previous unformulated systems that tended to be based on the libraries' acquisition dates of their books. A new book came in and the librarians would just add it to the open end of the shelf - there was no demarcation of subject areas. Melvil Dewey commenced the field of library science at Columbia University with the development and publication of the classification system that is named in his honor.

000 – Computer science & general references

100 – Philosophy & psychology

200 – Religion

300 – Social sciences

400 – Language

500 – Pure Science

600 – Technology

700 – Arts & recreation

800 – Literature

900 – History & geography

Library of Congress (LCC)

supposedly organizes the subjects of knowledge to assist the members of the federal government.The LCC was generated immediately after the Dewey system, and was determined to improve upon the DDC by exploring a different method. The LCC has a much longer listing of general categories, probably in an effort to demarcate detail.

A -- GENERAL WORKS

B -- PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION

C -- AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY

D -- WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.

E -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS

F -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS

G -- GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION

H -- SOCIAL SCIENCES

J -- POLITICAL SCIENCE

K -- LAW

L -- EDUCATION

M -- MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC

N -- FINE ARTS

P -- LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Q -- SCIENCE

R -- MEDICINE

S -- AGRICULTURE

T -- TECHNOLOGY

U -- MILITARY SCIENCE

V -- NAVAL SCIENCE

Z -- BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE. INFORMATION RESOURCES (GENERAL)

Secular Library Classification (SLC)

organizes the subjects of knowledge in a manner that is determined to be "scientific," and subsequently, a 7 categories partitioning system has emerged from the rigorous deliberation of a lot of subject areas. Development of the SLC suggests that both of the popular library classification systems have outlived their benefit to enhancing the learning experience for the student and researcher, and that this inconspicuous system is the succeeding step in enhancing the students' ability to understand the relationships of subjects, and ultimately a tool for measuring dialectic comparisons - reasoning.

Because the Secular Library Classification system is probably "scientific" its principle formula (collation) lends itself to other applications.

Systems of the Secular Library

Secular Library Education

based on the SLC for organizing subjects to enhance the students' ability to learn how things are related

Secular Library Chartering

is a sophisticated table of contents for organizing corporate charters derived from the SLC collation theory for organizing subjects.

Secular Library Intelligence

the bridge to better artificial intelligence