Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)

Authored by: Joan S. Mitchell , Diane Vizine-Goetz

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120043240

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Abstract

This entry discusses the Dewey Decimal Classification’s value proposition as a general knowledge organization system in terms of basic design, history, ongoing development, translations, mappings, applications, and research. The authors conclude with prospects for use of the DDC inside and outside of libraries.

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