DDC 23: Revised and updated to reflect today's world:
This four-volume print version is the entire, updated Dewey Decimal Classification system. Published in 2011, the new edition includes many new topics and significant updates to selected fields, new numbers informed by input with the worldwide Dewey community, revisions to several standard subdivisions, and other enhancements - all carefully incorporated to make classification and access easier than ever.
Enhanced for 21st Century Libraries:
In DDC 23, you’ll find enhancements like an improved international framework for education topics. You’ll also see significant expansions for topics like athletic and outdoor sports and games. These changes more accurately reflect regional differences around the world, and give you the means to better serve your Library users.
Making Room for advances in the world's Knowledge:
Updated topics in the new edition include Orthodox church and Islam, food and clothing, graphic and decorative arts, law, computer science, historic periods, cinematography and videography and much more.
If you work in a public or K–12 library-or use one-you may need information about the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system rather than from it. These resources can help.
- Looking for a brief introduction to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system to help your users understand better how your library collection is organized?
- The DDC 23 Introduction (37 pages, 258K), a full reprint from volume 1 of DDC 23, provides a detailed overview of the DDC, including basic terminology and an explanation of DDC structure, complete with many helpful examples.
- The Glossary (9 pages, 74K), also reprinted from volume 1 of DDC 23, provides helpful definitions of DDC terms and gives users a common language for implementing the DDC.