DDC: An Introduction to Edition 21

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Norway and the Future of the
Dewey Decimal Classification
Joan S. Mitchell
Executive Director & Editor in Chief
Dewey Decimal Classification
OCLC, Inc.
© 2002 OCLC Online Computer
Library Center, Incorporated
Outline
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Key features of the DDC
New uses of the DDC
Norway’s contributions to the DDC
Key Features of the DDC
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Worldwide use
Meaningful notation
Well-defined categories
Well-developed hierarchies
Rich network of relationships
Updated continuously
Dewey around the World
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200,000 libraries in 135 countries
62 national bibliographies
Translations
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DDC 21 now available in
French, Italian, Russian, and
Spanish
Current abridged translations
available in Arabic, French,
Greek, and Norwegian
Arabic (DDC 21), Chinese,
Hebrew, Icelandic, Korean,
and Vietnamese translations
underway
German DDC 22 planned in
web and print versions
Key Features of the DDC
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Worldwide use
Meaningful notation
Well-defined categories
Well-developed hierarchies
Rich network of relationships
Updated continuously
Meaningful Notation
Birds of Norway
Forests of Norway
Norwegian wood
(lumber industry)
but
Norwegian Wood
(Beatles’ song)
598.09481
333.7509481
338.4767409481
782.42166
Meaningful Notation
005.1
005.1
005.1
005.1
005.1
005.1
Programming
Programmation
Programmazione
Programmering
Программирование
Programación
Key Features of the DDC
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Worldwide use
Meaningful notation
Well-defined categories
Well-developed hierarchies
Rich network of relationships
Updated continuously
Hierarchies, Categories,
Relationships
500 Science
510 Mathematics
512 Algebra, number theory
512.3
Fields
Class here field theory, Galois
theory
Class linear algebra in 512.5; class
number theory in 512.7
Key Features of the DDC
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Worldwide use
Meaningful notation
Well-defined categories
Well-developed hierarchies
Rich network of relationships
Updated continuously
DDC Print Editions
Full Edition
Edition 21(1996)
Edition 22(2003)
every 7 years
Abridged Edition
Edition 13(1997)
Edition 14 (2004)
every 7 years
Dewey Web Site
(www.oclc.org/dewey)
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New LCSH/DDC mappings biweekly
Selected new and changed entries monthly
Dewey Web Services
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WebDewey
Abridged WebDewey
[quarterly]
[quarterly]
Dewey Web Services
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Base edition
Additional built numbers and Relative
Index terms
Quarterly updates to the DDC: new
topics, developments, built numbers,
index entries
Vocabulary mappings
WebDewey
DDC 21
Abridged WebDewey
Abr. 13
Sears
New Uses of the DDC
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Gateways and portals
Switching language
Reference tool
Gateways and Portals
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BIBSYS emneportal.bibsys.no
Suite101.com www.suite101.com
BIOME www.biome.org
Renardus www.renardus.org
Switching Language
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Renardus
Translations
SAB/DDC
UDC/DDC
BIBSYS browser/DDC
Sears/DDC
LCSH/DDC & LCC/DDC
Reference Services
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QuestionPoint
FirstSearch
Search sort tool
635 = Garden Crops (Horticulture) -- Vegetables
Norway’s Recent Contributions
to the DDC
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Geographic areas and historical periods
Language and literature
European viewpoint on social issues
Rethinking of “race”
Historical Periods: Scandinavia
948.02 Medieval period, ca. 800-1523
948.022
Viking period, ca. 800-1050
948.023
Ca. 1050-1387
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948.04
948.05
1523-1814
1814-1905 [formerly 948.07]
1648-1792 relocated to 948.04
948.06
1905-1999 [formerly 948.08]
1792-1814 relocated to 948.04
948.07
2000- [formerly 948.09]
Historical Periods: Norway
948.104
948.1041
948.1043
948.1044
948[.1045]
948[.1046]
948[.1047]
948[.1048]
948[.1049]
948.105
1905-1999
1905-1945
1945-1969
1970-1999
1945-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-
Language and Literature
Table 6
–395 North Germanic languages (Nordic languages)
Including proto-Nordic language
Class here comprehensive works on West Scandinavian
languages [formerly –396], comprehensive works on
modern West Scandinavian languages [formerly –3969],
comprehensive works on East Scandinavian languages,
comprehensive works on languages in the Nordic
countries
For specific North Germanic languages, see –396-398;
for Finnish, see –94541; for Sami, see –9455
Language
Table 6
–3982 Norwegian
Class here New Norse, Landsmål [both formerly
–3983]; Dano-Norwegian, Riksmål, Bokmål
[–3983] New Norse, Landsmål
Relocated to –3982
Language and Literature
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Similar changes to parallel notation in the language
and literature schedules based on Table 6 notation:
439.5, 839.5; 439.6, 839.6; 439.82, 839.82; and
439[.83], 839[.83]
Old Swedish, Old Danish, and Middle Norwegian
relocated with explicit provision to 439.7701,
439.81701, and 439.82702, respectively
Provisions added for geographic variations of
Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian by area
Social Issues
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“Unwed parenthood” changed to “Unmarried
parenthood,” “Unwed parents”
“Children born out of wedlock” changed to
“Children of unmarried parents”
Cohabitation moved from 306.735 (Relations
between the sexes) to 306.841 (Types of
marriages)
Race
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Table 5 renamed “Ethnic and national groups”
De-emphasis on race throughout DDC 22
How Can Norway Shape the
Future of the DDC?
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Share built numbers
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Propose new topics and developments
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Offer Scandinavian/European viewpoint
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Collaborate on markup language
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Promote interoperability
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Study end user representations