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Author Satija, Mohinder Partap, 1949-
Title The theory and practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification system / M.P. Satija.
Imprint Oxford : Chandos Pub. ; Cambridge : Woodhead Pub., 2013.
Edition 2nd ed.

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Author Satija, Mohinder Partap, 1949-
Series Chandos information professional series
Chandos information professional series.
Subject Classification, Dewey decimal.
Classification, Dewey decimal -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 302 pages)
Edition 2nd ed.
Note First edition published 2007.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary The Dewey Decimal Classification system (DDC) is the world's most popular library classification system. The 23rd edition of the DDC was published in 2011. This second edition of The Theory and Practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification System examines the history, management and technical aspects of the DDC up to its latest edition. The book places emphasis on explaining the structure and number building techniques in the DDC and reviews all aspects of subject analysis and number building by the most recent version of the DDC. A history of, and introduction to, the DDC is followed by subject analysis and locating class numbers, chapters covering use of the tables and subdivisions therein, multiple synthesis, and using the relative index. In the appendix, a number of academically-interesting questions are identified and answered. Provides a comprehensive chronology of the DDC from its inception in 1876, to the present dayDescribes the governance, revision machinery and updating processGives a table of all editors of the DDC.
Contents 1. A brief history of the Dewey Decimal Classification -- 2. Governance and revision of the DDC -- 3. Introduction to the text in four volumes -- 4. Basic plan and structure -- 5. Subject analysis and locating class numbers -- 6. Tables and rules for precedence of classes -- 7. Number-building -- 8. Use of Table 1 : standard subdivisions -- 9. Use of Table 2 : geographical areas, historical periods and persons -- 10. Use of Table 3 : subdivisions for the arts, individual literatures and for literary forms -- 11. Use of Table 4 and Table 6 : subdivisions of individual languages and their language families -- 12. Use of Table 5 : ethnic and national groups -- 13. Multiple synthesis -- 14. Using the relative index.
ISBN 1780634048 (electronic bk.)
9781780634043 (electronic bk.)
9781843347385 (pbk.)
1843347385 (pbk.)
OCLC # 864851416
Additional Format Print version: 9781843347385 1843347385

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