[Libs-Or] FYI: Dewey Decimal Classification Abridged Edition 15 now available to purchase

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Mar 6 11:46:54 PST 2012

Attention staff at small libraries managing collections with 20,000 or fewer items:
Hi! I just found out the abridged Dewey Decimal Classification book was just updated and is now available for purchase from OCLC. The last time it was updated was in 2004. I thought small libraries would want to know.
A new abridged version of the Dewey Decimal Classification is now available to purchase.  Abridged Edition 15 presents a logical abridgement of the recently released DDC 23 and includes many parallel updates to content and structure. These changes reflect the many changes to the body of human knowledge that have occurred since Abridged Edition 14 was published back in 2004.
The abridged edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification is ideal for libraries with collections of 20,000 titles or fewer. The system provides the right level of detail needed to classify the materials in those collections, and is compatible with the unabridged edition should your collection expand and require deeper classification detail.
Joan Mitchell, DDC Editor in Chief, recently conducted an information session covering the many new topics and significant updates to selected fields available in Abridged Edition 15.  You can access a recording of the webinar via the details below.
In this session, you will learn how Abridged 15:

·         Greatly increases classifier efficiency

·         Is more intuitive for the way classifiers work

·         Benefits libraries with smaller collections, with its selected major updates and new numbers
View<https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=52767757&rKey=eef11aa954f7cff4> the Abridged 15 Sneak Preview Webinar online at: http://tiny.cc/vmaf2b
To learn more about Abridged 15 including how to order, visit Dewey on the Web at: http://www.oclc.org/us/en/dewey/
Questions? Contact: Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) at 1-800-848-5800 or support at oclc.org<mailto:support at oclc.org>

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
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