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DDC and school libraries September 23, 2013

Filed under: ETL505 Bibliographic Standards in Education — Jennifer Baccon @ 3:48 am
  • Since the 1980s SCIS continues to adopt and apply the two current editions of Dewey Decimal Classification as its classification tools for Australian and New Zealand school libraries
  • The two editions used are the full edition (DDC23/WebDewey 2.0) and the abridged edition (ADDC15/Abridged WebDewey)
  • By providing classification numbers from both the full and abridged choice based on need is recognised
  • Most primary/elementary school libraries use the abridged version as do many secondary school libraries ( abridged version is rarely used outside school libraries actually)
  • SCIS makes adaptions and amendments to the Dewey Decimal Classification to make it more suitable to the needs of school libraries. These changes are given in SCIS standards for cataloguing and data entry, Section 3, Classification

 

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