Archive for May, 2011

Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) 23

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Keeping up with current practices, Follett Library Resources has begun using the latest update of the Dewey Decimal Classification, DDC 23, for all cataloging.

The 23rd ed. updates and expands the following areas—

                –004-006 Computer science revised to reflect new and changing technologies, including cloud computing

                –297 Islam is expanded

–340 Law

–370 Education is more international

–Food and clothing updated throughout, breakfast is now called “first meal of the day”

–740 Graphic and decorative arts updated

–777 is a new number for cinematography and videography

–796 Sports expanded

–930 More ancient civilizations recognized

–Classes of persons are updated in Table 1

–930-990 Updated historical periods particularly for Tunisia and Egypt


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