European DDC Users’ Group

Over the past ten years, extensive translation projects have been completed in Europe to produce the French, Italian and German editions of the DDC21 and DDC22. Experience has shown that the translation and adaptation of the DDC in the European context can be difficult.

It is in this context that representatives from national libraries as well as people involved in the development of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) in Europe met at the Swiss National Library on June 12 2007 to establish an association of DDC users (European DDC Users’ Group – EDUG). During this meeting, it was decided that the group would work in partnership with OCLC to foster cooperation in the development of DDC in Europe. In particular, EDUG aims:
  • To promote professional interests of all users of the DDC in Europe by the exchange of experience in the use of the DDC;
  • To coordinate proposals for the development of the DDC according to the bibliographic needs of European libraries and users in collaboration with the Dewey Classification Editorial Policy Committee (EPC) and OCLC;
  • To encourage the development and dissemination of techniques, applications, software, documentation and procedures in the areas of translation and access;
  • To encourage and promote co-operation in the translation of the DDC into European languages.

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