To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
 
 
United States
£ GBP
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Reference  Collections Management  Classification

A Handbook of History, Theory and Practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification System

Handbook / Manual
By: MP Satija(Author), Alex Kyrios(Author)
244 pages, tables
A Handbook of History, Theory and Practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification System
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • A Handbook of History, Theory and Practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification System ISBN: 9781783306107 Hardback Feb 2023 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
    £110.00
    #260214
  • A Handbook of History, Theory and Practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification System ISBN: 9781783306091 Paperback Feb 2023 Out of stock with supplier: order now to get this when available
    £54.99
    #260215
Selected version: £54.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), used in 200,000 libraries across 140 countries, has entered a new age, primarily maintained today as a continuously revised electronic system rather than an occasionally updated set of print volumes. Its editors have added newly emerging topics and made it an increasingly faceted, semantically rich, modern system. Simultaneously, the editorial process has become democratised and more responsive to global needs.

A Handbook of History, Theory and Practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification System is a comprehensive, practical guide to today's DDC. Coverage includes:
- a brief history of the system, its editors, and its development
- specialized examinations of specific parts of the classification
- extensive guidance on number building, with many examples
- a WebDewey-specific chapter, covering the system's benefits and features
- concise summaries of primary takeaways, a glossary, and extensive bibliography.

This book will be an indispensable guide to 21st-century DDC, an essential companion for DDC classifiers, and accessible for students and continuing learners as well.

Contents

Chapter 1. A Brief History of the Dewey Decimal Classification
Chapter 2. Governance and Revision of the DDC
Chapter 3. Introduction to the Text
Chapter 4. Basic Plan and Structure
Chapter 5. Subject Analysis and Locating Class Numbers
Chapter 6. Tables and Rules for Precedence and Citation Order
Chapter 7. Number Building
Chapter 8. Use of Table 1 Standard Subdivisions
Chapter 9. Use of Table 2 Geographic Areas, Historical Periods, Biography
Chapter 10. Use of Table 4 Subdivisions of Individual Languages, and Table 6 Languages
Chapter 11. Use of Table 3 Subdivisions for the Arts, for Individual Literatures, for Specific Literary Forms
Chapter 12. Use of Table 5 Ethnic and National Groups
Chapter 13. Multiple Synthesis: Deeper Subject Analysis
Chapter 14. Classification of General Statistics, Law, Geology, Geography, and History
Chapter 15. Using the Relative Index
Chapter 16. WebDewey
Chapter 17. Options and Local Adaptations
Chapter 18. Current Developments in the DDC and Future Trends

Appendix 1 A Broad Chronology of the DDC, 18511-–2022
Appendix 2 History of Other Versions of the DDC
Appendix 3 Table of DDC Editors
Appendix 4 Editors of the DDC
Appendix 5 Takeaways

Further resources

Customer Reviews

Biography

Professor M. P. Satija is an Emeritus fellow in the Department of Library & Information Science, at Guru Nanak Dev University, India. In his long professional career, he has written extensively on library classification systems, especially the Dewey Decimal Classification and the Colon Classification. He has authored textbooks on every edition of the DDC since the 19th (1979). He has collaborated with three successive editors of the DDC and his works have been translated into many European, and Asian languages. Dr Satija serves on the editorial boards of many international journals including the ISKO Journal Knowledge Organization and is a member of the UDC Consortium, The Hague.

Alex Kyrios is the Senior Editor of the Dewey Decimal Classification at OCLC, based out of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC USA. He is responsible for overseeing the continuous updating and revision of the classification, and works with partners and volunteers around the world to do so. Previously, he was a cataloguer at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C. and the University of Idaho. He has an M.S. in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in English from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Handbook / Manual
By: MP Satija(Author), Alex Kyrios(Author)
244 pages, tables
Current promotions
Field Guide SaleNHBS Moth TrapNew and Forthcoming BooksBuyers Guides