DDC Deutsch
Melvil Dewey

Information about the project

Aims and perspectives of the project

  • production of a German version of the 22nd edition of the DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification). The English version of the 22nd edition was published in the US in summer 2003
  • adaption to German subjects and matters in order to meet the requirements for the application of the DDC in German-speaking countries

  • development of a German DDC authority file database

  • development of DDC-based information retrieval facilities
  • classifying German publications with DDC numbers



  • March 2000:
    feasibility study, analyzing the preconditions and possibilities for the introduction of the DDC classification system in the German-speaking countries
  • February 2002:
    approvement of the project DDC Deutsch by the German research foundation DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
  • October 2002:
    starting date for the translation of the 22nd edition of DDC
  • 2004:
    publication of the German version of the DDC


Participating institutions

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