Secular Library Classification

Realms of Knowledge

0. Reality

The first realm of knowledge is Reality, and it lists the collation system and the other realms as categories.

000: Process (collation)

010: Nature

020: Technology

030: Life

040: Society

050: Culture

060: Time

In the practical application for libraries, the Reality section of the Secular Library Classification system will probably be used to organize the current serials and general references, which is very similar to how the first section (000-099) of the Dewey Decimal system is used in libraries.


is the format for organizing lists

The Secular Library Classification collation is a list of seven words that provide a semantic cue for determining the subdivision order of subjects - format - formula system for lists.

  • 000. Process
  • 001. Systemations
  • 002. Applications
  • 003. Individuations
  • 004. Organizations
  • 005. Doctrinations
  • 006. Classifications

This list of semantic cues is the scientific theory that distinguishes the SLC system from the Dewey and Library of Congress systems. The theory suggests that every subject can be divided into the six subdivisions of information that describes the subject. The SLC collation is very similar to the notorious Five W's of information gathering, "who, what, when, where, why, and how." The SLC collation organizes such a system as follows:

0. (process) gathering (information concerning an event)

  1. (systemations) what (happened)
  2. (applications) where (did it happen)
  3. (individuations) who (was involved)
  4. (organizations) how (did it happen)
  5. (doctrinizations) why (did it happen)
  6. (classifications) when (did it happen)

The SLC collation has icons and a simple six primary colors (rainbow) code to help remember the cues and navigate the system more swiftly than having to read and interpret the numerical coding on the library shelves, which is easier to learn than the Dewey and Library of Congress call number codes. There have been a couple of thesis papers written by library professionals requesting a signage/icon system for the library shelving systems, but because the subsisting systems lack of a reliable collation, such signage are near impossible to implement. The SLC offers the solution to the problems that the library professional describe, but the libraries have to convert to the SLC for it to work correctly.

000: Process

001: Systemations

002: Applications

003: Individuations

004: Organizations

005: Doctrinations

006: Classifications