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DDC 22: A Practical Approach

 
Sanjay K. Kaushik (Author)
Synopsis A system of library classification that flashed across the inquiring mind of young Melvil Louis Kossuth Dewey (known as Melvil Dewey) in 1873 is still the most popular classification scheme. The modern library classification begins with Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). Melvil Dewey devised DDC in 1876. DDC has its credit of 128 years of boundless success. The DDC is being taught as a practical subject throughout the world and it is being used in majority of libraries in about 150 countries. This is the result of continuous revision that 22 edition of DDC has been published in July 2003. No other classification scheme has published so many editions. Some welcome changes have been made in DDC 22. To reduce the Christian bias in 200 religion, the numbers of 201 to 209 have been devoted to specific aspects of religion. In the previous editions these numbers were devoted to Christianity. To enhance the classifier's efficiency, Table 7 has been removed from DDC 22 and the provision of adding group of persons is made by direct use of notation already available in schedules and in notations-08 from table 1 standard subdivisions. The present book is an attempt to explain, with suitable examples, the salient provisions of DDC 22. The book is written in simple language so that the students may not face any difficulty in understanding what is being explained. The examples in the book are explained in a step-by-step procedure. It is hoped that this book will prove of great help and use to the library professionals in general and library and information science students in particular.
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About the author

Sanjay K. Kaushik

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kaushik is a high profile and an acknowledged library professional. He got his Masters of Library and Information Science (1993) and Ph. D. in Library and Information Science (201) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. He has been using Dewey Decimal Classification (/DDC) for more than eight years in a university library system. Presently, he is working as Assistant Librarian (Senior Scale) at M. D. University Library, Rohtak. He also used to teach library classification to B. L. I. S. students of Distance Education of M. D. University and Kurukshetra University. Dr. Kaushik has already to his credit, one book and half a dozen articles on various topics of library and information science published in national journals.. He has also presented more than half a dozen papers in national and international conferences. He actively participates in the activities of various professional associations. He is a Life Member of Haryana Library Association and Indian Association for Library and Information Centres.

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Title DDC 22: A Practical Approach
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length viii+220p.