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OCLC Online Computer Library Center Dewey Decimal Classification: News and New Views Dewey Users Group June 25, 2005 ALA Annual Conference Chicago.

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1 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Dewey Decimal Classification: News and New Views Dewey Users Group June 25, 2005 ALA Annual Conference Chicago

2 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Agenda 1.Product UpdateLibbie Crawford 2.Dewey UpdateJoan S. Mitchell 3.SegmentationDennis McGovern 4.Dewey BlogJonathan Furner 5.Research Diane Vizine-Goetz 6.Graphic NovelsJulianne Beall 7.Discussion

3 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Products DDC 22 Abridged 14 DDC: Principles and Application 200 Religion WebDewey and Abridged WebDewey

4 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Whats New with Dewey Joan S. Mitchell Editor in Chief, DDC OCLC Saturday, June 25, 2005 ALA Annual Conference, Chicago

5 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Outline DDC Review Schedule RSS Feeds WebDewey Update Staff News Translations Options in Religion

6 OCLC Online Computer Library Center DDC Review Schedule Advance notice to Dewey users about upcoming studies and updates Links to discussions and updates

7 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Upcoming Reviews & Updates Table 2 expansions Tables 5 and 6 expansions Terrorism Associations Graphic novels, Graphic arts, Digital photography Historical periods in the abridged edition

8 OCLC Online Computer Library Center RSS Feeds Dewey Mappings - DDC mappings to other vocabularies Dewey News - Discussion papers and other news Dewey Tips - Latest tips for classifying with Dewey and using WebDewey Dewey Updates - Latest DDC mappings to other vocabularies, new and changed entries, and news about WebDewey enhancements Dewey Journal - All Dewey RSS feeds Subscribe at:

9 OCLC Online Computer Library Center WebDewey June release includes updated PPT mappings for computer science and law August release will include updated PPT mappings for religion OPAC searching from WebDewey is scheduled for later this year

10 OCLC Online Computer Library Center OPAC Searching from WebDewey

11 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Dewey Staff News Jonathan Furner joined Dewey editorial team in April 2005

12 OCLC Online Computer Library Center EPC News ALA and OCLC approved revised EPC bylaws Changes to terms (length and term limits) Corresponding members Welna van Eeden joined EPC as first South African member in February 2005

13 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Translations 005.1بَرْمَجَة 005.1Programmation Programmierung 005.1Programmazione 005.1Programmering 005.1Lp trình

14 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Dewey and Sweden April 2005 workshop in Stockholm to introduce DDC and plan for translation Expansion of Swedish area table SAB-DDC representation in national bibliography Test mapping Svenska ämnesord to DDC using LCSH

15 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Options in Religion (1) (Option A: Class the religion in , its sources in 220, comprehensive works on the religion in 230; in that case, class the Bible and Christianity in (Option B: Class in 210, and add to base number 21 the numbers following the base number for the religion in , e.g., Hinduism 210, Mahabharata ; in that case class philosophy and theory of religion in 200, its subdivisions in , specific aspects of comparative religion in , standard subdivisions of religion in

16 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Options in Religion (2) (Option C: Class in 291, and add to base number 291 the numbers following the base number for that religion in , e.g., Hinduism 291, Mahabharata (Option D: Class in 298, which is permanently unassigned298 (Option E: Place first by use of a letter or other symbol, e.g., Hinduism 2H0 (preceding 220 ), or 29H (preceding 291 or 292 ); add to the base number thus derived, e.g., to 2H or to 29H, the numbers following the base number for the religion in , e.g., Shivaism 2H5.13 or 29H.513)

17 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Revised Option A Current version: (Option A: Class the religion in , its sources in 220, comprehensive works on the religion in 230; in that case, class the Bible and Christianity in Proposed version: (Option A: Class the religion in , its sources in 220, comprehensive works on the religion in 230; in that case, class the Bible in 270 and Christianity in

18 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Segmentation Dennis McGovern Chief, Decimal Classification Division Library of Congress Saturday, June 25, 2005 ALA Annual Conference, Chicago

19 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Segmentation (Current) 155.6/6End of abridged number (155.6) 809/.89287End of abridged number (809) 324.6/23/ End of abridged number (324.6) 2. Beginning of standard subdivision (0973) 282/.092/21. Beginning of standard subdivision (0922) 2. End of abridged number ( )

20 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Segmentation (Proposed) 155.6/6End of abridged number (155.6) 809/.89287End of abridged number (809) 324.6/230973End of abridged number (324.6) /2End of abridged number ( )


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