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025.431: The Dewey blog

Everything you always wanted to know about the Dewey Decimal Classification® system but were afraid to ask ...

Published: 2016-10-25T14:04:07-04:00


BISAC Mappings to Dewey


After EPC Meeting 139 had concluded, one of our major editorial projects for the summer was to bring our mappings of BISAC headings to the DDC up to level of the 2015 edition of BISAC. The updated mappings are now...

Reading multiple history notes


The Dewey team received a question from a translator some time ago regarding one of the new numbers for municipalities of South Africa. We thought the answer would be helpful as a general illustration of how to read history notes...

Dewey at IFLA 2016


Papers and presentations from the IFLA 2016 Classification & Indexing Satellite Meeting "Subject Access: Unlimited Opportunities," held 11-12 August at the State Library of Ohio, Columbus, OH, are available here. Among them are two that focus on DDC: Crowdsourcing the...

Dewey by the Numbers


Here’s a brief snapshot of the DDC 23 EN database (the database associated with the English-language version of DDC 23) as of 1 September 2016:

Announcing Dr. Rebecca Green as new Dewey Editorial Program Manager


I am delighted to announce that Dr. Rebecca Green has accepted a new position as Dewey Editorial Program Manager. In this new role Rebecca will: Set strategic direction and extend Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) utility throughout the library and extra-library...

Searching the Dewey blog


Are you almost certain you saw something on the Dewey blog that would help you with the resource you’re trying to classify, but you’re not sure where to find it now? How can you search the Dewey blog to retrieve...

International Dewey Users Meeting at IFLA 2016


OCLC will sponsor the annual International Dewey Users Meeting in conjunction with the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, OH, on Tuesday, 16 August, 8:00–9:30 a.m., Room C124 - C125, Greater Columbus Convention Center. The agenda includes recently...

Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group: Update


As previously announced, the Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group will be held at ALA on Saturday, June 25, 7:00-10:00 AM. ALA has announced that a memorial event for the Pulse shooting victims will be...

DDC Editorial Policy Committee (EPC) Meeting 139


Meeting 139 of the Decimal Classification Editorial Policy Committee (EPC) was held in Dublin, Ohio, at OCLC headquarters, June 6 and 7, 2016, with all members present. EPC extended a vote of appreciation to outgoing EPC members, Pat Riva and...

Dewey by the Numbers


Here’s a brief snapshot of the DDC 23 EN database (the database associated with the English-language version of DDC 23) as of 1 June 2016:

European DDC Users Group (EDUG) Meeting


The European DDC Users Group met in Göttingen, Germany at the Verbundzentrale des GBV, 25–26 April 2016. The first day’s symposium "Discovering Dewey in Göttingen" included presentations on a variety of topics concerning the DDC. (All the presentations described below...

Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group


Come learn what's new on the Dewey scene with Julianne Beall and Alex Kyrios, Dewey editorial team members, and Caroline Saccucci, head of the CIP and Dewey Program at the Library of Congress. Juli will explore important features of WebDewey...

Dewey Team Staff Update


Welcome to Marti Heyman, Executive Director, WorldCat Operations Marti Heyman recently joined OCLC as the Executive Director of WorldCat Operations, which includes managing the Dewey editorial team. She comes to OCLC from Cengage Gale and brings a wealth of experience...

New developments for municipalities of South Africa


Since the publication of DDC 23, we have extensively revised the Table 2 development for jurisdictions of South Africa, at T2—682-687. The Republic of South Africa consists of nine provinces. The provinces were formerly divided into districts, and editions going...

OCLC WebDewey Study


OCLC is committed to continually improving products and services for our users. To help us plan for the future, we are conducting a survey to better understand your needs for classification and how you currently use classification scheme(s) to manage...

WebDewey Number Building and Two Add Tables in History


If you go to the span record 930-990 History of specific continents, countries, localities; extraterrestrial worlds and click Start, you can begin to build a number (as described in blog post "WebDewey Number Building Tool: History Numbers Built with Table...

Answers to Your Questions


On a quarterly basis, we post "Dewey by the Numbers," which gives a snapshot of Dewey’s growth in terms of four types of quantities: explicit assignable numbers in the schedules, facets (entries in Tables 1–6 or in add tables), Relative...

Merger of Library of Congress Dewey and CIP Sections


As we occasionally mention, the Dewey editorial office is housed in a unit of the Library of Congress responsible for assigning Dewey numbers to large numbers of titles processed by the library. This past month the Dewey and Cataloging in...

Dewey by the Numbers


Here’s a brief snapshot of the DDC 23 EN database (the database associated with the English-language version of DDC 23) as of 1 March 2016

Winners in the Dewey Palindrome Challenge


In a December blog posting, I expressed surprise that the longest DDC Edition 23 numbers I could locate in our database or in WorldCat that are palindromes—the numbers read the same forwards or backwards—were "only" 7 digits long. We declared...