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The theory and practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification system

Author: Mohinder Partap Satija
Publisher: Oxford : Chandos Publishing, an imprint of Woodhead Publishing, 2013
Series: Chandos information professional series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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The Dewey Decimal Classification system (DDC) is the world's most popular library classification system. The 23rd edition of the DDC was published in 2011. This second edition of The Theory and Practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification System examines the history, management and technical aspects of the DDC up to its latest edition. The book places emphasis on explaining the structure and number building  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mohinder Partap Satija
ISBN: 9781843347385 1843347385
OCLC Number: 927205503
Description: xxiii, 302 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: A brief history of the Dewey Decimal Classi-cation; Governance and revision of the DDC; Introduction to the text in four volumes; Basic plan and structure; Subject analysis and locating class numbers; Tables and rules for precedence of classes; Number-building; Use of Table 1: standard subdivisions; Use of Table 2: geographical areas, historical periods and persons; Use of Table 3: subdivisions for the arts, individual literatures and for literary forms; Use of Table 4 and Table 6: subdivisions of individual languages and their language families; Use of Table 5: ethnic and national groups; Multiple synthesis; Using the relative index
Series Title: Chandos information professional series
Responsibility: M.P. Satija

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The Dewey Decimal Classification system (DDC) is the world's most popular library classification system. The 23rd edition of the DDC was published in 2011. This second edition of The Theory and Practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification System examines the history, management and technical aspects of the DDC up to its latest edition. The book places emphasis on explaining the structure and number building techniques in the DDC and reviews all aspects of subject analysis and number building by the most recent version of the DDC. A history of, and introduction to, the DDC is followed by subject analysis and locating class numbers, chapters covering use of the tables and subdivisions therein, multiple synthesis, and using the relative index. In the appendix, a number of academically-interesting questions are identified and answered. * Provides a comprehensive chronology of the DDC from its inception in 1876, to the present day* Describes the governance, revision machinery and updating process* Gives a table of all editors of the DDC

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