These resources (print and online) relate to the following areas:
Wise, Michael and Anthony Olden (eds.) Information and libraries in the Arab world
Imamuddin, S.M. Some leading Muslim libraries of the world, 1983
Mohammed Makki Sibai Mosque libraries: An Historical study. London: Mansell, 1987
Imamuddin, S.M. Arabic writing and Arab libraries. London: Ta-Ha Publishers, 1983
Allaudin, Shaikh and R. K. Rout Libraries and librarianship during Muslim rule in India
Coleman, Sterling Joseph Librarianship and information science in the Islamic world, 1966-1999
Roman, Stephan The development of Islamic library collections in Westerm Europe and North America, 1990
→Articles in Journals
Islamic Culture 3, 1929
African Bibliophiles: Books and Libraries in Medieval
Libraries & Culture - Volume 39, Number 1, Winter 2004, pp. 1-12
Moorman, John A. Running a small library: a how-to-do-it manual, 2006.
Siess, Judith A. The new OPL sourcebook: a guide for solo and small libraries, 2006.
Moorman, John A. Managing small library collections in business and community organisations: advice for nonlibrarians, 1989
Sager, Donald J. Small libraries: organization and operation, 2000.
See this article Starting a Special Library from Scratch by Ginger L. Roth, College of Library and Information Science -University of South Carolina, for some useful information on running a special (corporate) library.
Libraries for All. How to Start and run a basic library, is a good introduction to starting a library. It is a bit lengthy, but very helpful.
Dewey Decimal Classification System [DDC]. The publishers of the DDC have a website that explains how the system works and give an outline of the numbers assigned to various subject areas [see ‘DDC Summaries’ for breakdown of the classes] - http://www.oclc.org/dewey/about/about_the_ddc.htm
See also this article on Starting Library Automation on a Shoestring Budget .