Dewey-Dezimalklassifikation und Register, the German translation of DDC 22, was produced by a team from Die Deutsche Bibliothek in Frankfurt headed by Magda Heiner-Freiling, and published by K. G. Saur of Munich in four brightly-colored volumes in October 2005. (We first reported on the ddc.deutsch translation project earlier in the year.) DDC-DACHS: Die Dewey-Dezimalklassifikation und der deutschsprachige Raum is a traveling exhibition of DDC-related material that has been organized by Margit Sandner of the University of Vienna Library to accompany ddc.deutsch and to promote the new publication. (The letters making up "DACHS" indicate the German-speaking regions in which the Dewey-Dezimalkassifikation is used: D = Deutschland; A = Österreich; CH = Schweiz; and S = Südtirol.) The exhibition debuted at the University of Vienna Library in February 2005, has since visited Graz, Innsbruck, Bolzano, and Klagenfurt, and is currently showing (until December 16, 2005) at the Danube University Library in Krems, Austria. In the New Year, it will go to Linz.
The photos show a copy of the new translation next to a copy of Melvil Dewey's first edition of 1876; a view of part of the traveling exhibit; and the copy of Edition 8 from 1913 that was used by the former librarian of Vienna's British Council Library.