Governance and revision of the DDC


This chapter details the governance and administration of the Dewey system with specific regard to the organisation that owns the system. Historical perspectives, the various joint committees and other institutions involved in deciding policies are presented, allowing for the current setup and machinery that is used within the revision and maintenance process. This chapter will also focus on the role of the DC Editorial Policy Committee, describes the organisational status and functions of the Dewey Section of the Library of Congress for assigning Dewey numbers to books acquired globally by the LC, and the role of various groups such as the European Dewey Users Group (EDUG) and the International ...

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