Classification Literature Automated Search Service

The Classifiation Literature Automated Search Service was an annual bibliographic service that was made available to members of the Classification Society (formerly the Classification Society of North America) between its start in 1971 and its ending in 2013.

Here the data from Volume 23, with 1994 data, to Volume 41, with 2012 data, are available. In this data, there are 93,191 bibliographic records.

Analyses of this data is available in: F. Murtagh and M.J. Kurtz, "The Classification Society's Bibliography Over Four Decades: History and Content Analysis", in press (March 2015), Journal of Classification.

Abstract of this article: The Classification Literature Automated Search Service, an annual bibliography based on citation of one or more of a set of around 80 book or journal publications, ran from 1972 to 2012. We analyze here the years 1994 to 2012. The Classification Society's Service, as it was termed, was produced by the Classification Society. In earlier decades it was distributed as a diskette or CD with the Journal of Classification. Among our findings are the following: an enormous increase in scholarly production in this area post approximately 2000; and another big increase in quantity of publications from approximately 2004. The over 93,000 bibliographic records used is the basis for determining the research disciplines that we analyze. We make all this data available for download, formatted in text and in XML, with an accompanying Apache Lucene/Solr search interface.

The following are available as zip files. There is a password to be used. This password is: 1365


An example of the user interface follows.

British Classification Society