Monday, October 16, 2006

Use of the Universal Decimal Classification

Use of the Universal Decimal Classification: a worldwide survey by Aida Slavic will appear in the Journal of Documentation.
A general overview with up-to-date information on UDC use worldwide.... The interest shown for using UDC in the organization of digital collections, information exchange and cross domain and cross collection resource discovery depends on accurate knowledge of its actual usage worldwide. This gives a measure of its global importance and verifies its credentials as an indexing standard. This research, which attempted wider and more systematic coverage than previous surveys, should help clarify the status of UDC and its potential use in the networked environment. Originality/value - Up-to-date information on the presence of the UDC system across countries and languages.

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