Introduction to the text in four volumes


The layout of the print edition of the DDC in four volumes is described herein and the content of each volume is summarised. Volumes 1 through 4, over the course of their publication history follow a similar style of presentation, and include an introduction to the content and organisation of the knowledge; however, the description of the content and organisation of schedules were new additions to Volumes 2 and 3. This chapter will also present the content of entries and the content that comprises each of the four volumes. The importance of the manual presented in Volume 1 is also stated prior to the various types of notes appended to each entry being explained. Finally instructions for number-building ...

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