Exploring fields of human existence.

Intro

What are the general fields of human existence? I want to step back and get the bigger picture.

  • What are the nuances of the distinction between studying something and doing something.
  • Libraries create ID#s for the item because of physical storage, but virtual content just needs a unique ID since the content can be stored anywhere and content can have all sorts of accessible metadata.
  • I think content should be found and retrieved by whatever means (Google, hyperlink, odd cross reference, etc.) but collectors of content should attempt to classify/structure their content.

Here is a crude list of the general fields of human existence in no particular order.

Fields According To Others

Scrap:

  • Fields according to Wikipedia structure
  • Fields according to Library Classification [W], including
    • DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) [W]. Most common in U.S. public libraries.
      • 000 Computers, information and general reference
      • 100 Philosophy and psychology
      • 200 Religion
      • 300 Social sciences
      • 400 Language
      • 500 Science and mathematics
      • 600 Technology
      • 700 Arts and recreation
      • 800 Literature
      • 900 History and geography
    • Library of Congress Classification [W]
      A GENERAL WORKS
      B PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
      C AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
      D HISTORY: GENERAL AND OLD WORLD
      E HISTORY: AMERICA
         This class is not broken down into letter sub-classes.
      11-143 America
      151-889 United States
      F HISTORY: AMERICA
         This class is not broken down into letter sub-classes.
      1-975 United States local history
      1001-1145.2 British America (including Canada)
      Dutch America
      1170 French America
      1201-3799 Latin America, Spanish America and History of Brazil.
      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)
    • Universal Decimal Classification [W]
Here is the Web according to Google.
[Ref Google.com 2003-06-04]
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Computers
  • Games
  • Health
  • Home
  • Kids and Teens
  • News
  • Recreation
  • Reference
  • Regional
  • Science
  • Shopping
  • Society
  • Sports
  • World
Here is the Web according to Yahoo.
[Ref Yahoo.com 2003-06-04]
  • Business & Economy
  • Computers & Internet
  • News & Media
  • Entertainment
  • Recreation & Sports
  • Health
  • Government
  • Regional
  • Society & Culture
  • Education
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Reference

Here is a list Degree-Granting Departments and Committees at Harvard. [Ref College.Harvard.edu 2003/06/04]

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