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General classification schemes

Abstract:

This chapter reviews the literature published on various general classification schemes such as DDC, CC, UDC, LC, BC, etc. The review includes aspects such as different editions, their description and evaluation, translations and criticism of various classification schemes.

Key words

DDC

CC

UDC

LC

Bliss Bibliographic Classification

Dewey Decimal Classification

Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) was designed and published by Melvil Dewey in 1876. Dewey as a versatile LIS professional contributed immensely to the development of library associations, library and information science (LIS) education, standardisation, etc. (Harbo, 2002). However, the most noteworthy contribution of Dewey is DDC. The ...

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