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Library Herald
Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 3
First page : ( 56) Last page : ( 64)
Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00022.1

A Comparative Analysis of Structural Layout Changes in 1st To 23rd Edition of Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme

Saha Satarupa***, Dr. Hatua Sudip Ranjan***

*Librarian, Surendranath Evening College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

**Senior Research Scholar, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

***Associate Professor, DLIS, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Online published on 29 November, 2021.


Dewey Decimal classification's 1st to 23rdeditions have created a glorious history during its 146 years of publication. It's every edition has been published after a time span with new modifications. Almost every edition of DDC came with certain modifications by addition of new facets, or deletion or modification of existing facets by reflecting contemporary new subjects. DDC has grown steadily over time and lots of structural changes occur to cope up new knowledge. This paper discusses the significant changes in structural outer layout of DDC upto the 23rd edition. Methodology includes the study over the all editions of the DDC's editorial page, and some previous related literature. DDC has followed uniform policy at the time of publication of its new edition. In light of the findings of this study, it is noted that DDC structural changes have made it acceptable and appreciated to all.



Dewey Decimal classification, Table, Relative Index, Editorial Policy Committee, Relative Index.


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